Course Title: Aviation Maintenance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Maintenance

Credit Points: 12.00

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Course Coordinator: Ian Bailey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8952

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.5.25A

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite Capabilities
The student must have successfully completed course MIET2137 – Industrial Studies or equivalent courses, or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.
Co-requisite Capabilities
The student must have commenced course MIET2138 – Engineering Management

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the basic facets of maintenance techniques and processes required in an aviation environment in regards to scheduled and un-scheduled maintenance of the avionics and mechanical trades.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students will gain or improve capabilities in:
Technical Competence:
• TC1: theoretical knowledge in relation to aviation engineering techniques required in aircraft maintenance activities and the regulatory boundaries that affect these activities.
• TC3: coordinating and managing aviation activities and the airworthiness aspects and processes surrounding repairs, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
Integrative Perspective:
• IP1: deciphering and analysing problems that occur in respect to aviation maintenance, logistics and engineering support.
Professional Practice:
• PP4: student capabilities will be improved through the presentation of written reports and group work on projects.

In regard to aircraft maintenance, on successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• identify management concepts,
• explain processes used to control routine and unscheduled maintenance activities,
• explain the basic concepts of integrated logistics support,
• describe factors affecting modification and repair activities,
• be-aware of airworthiness requirements in relation to all maintenance and repair activities,
• evaluate techniques in the maintenance and repair of aircraft components, and
• coordinate all facets of maintenance activities.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• attendance at lectures where course material will be presented and explained, activities centred on aircraft maintenance facilities and there operation, and the subject will be solidified by demonstrated examples of the above;
• completion of tutorial questions and projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory in processes and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
• completion of written assignments consisting of problems requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual managerial problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through the Learning Hub (also known as online@RMIT) and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. Students will also use computers within the School during project and assignment work.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course comprises of a mixture of written assignments, projects, progress tests, practical assessments and a final exam in either short answer, multi choice or a mixture of the two.