Course Title: Aviation Project Phase 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Project Phase 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Dr. George Jiang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4551

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO 2431 Aviation Project Phase 1.

Course Description

The course is the second part of the major project work activity for the program. A project that is roughly equivalent to a 6-week full-time task that a new graduate might be expected to undertake shortly after starting work as a junior aviation professional. It is a project-based course which requires students to demonstrate technical skills and personal attributes as a junior aviation professional. Students receive supervision from an Internal RMIT Supervisor and they may also have an External Supervisor. Students are expected to perform their project work independently with only limited guidance from staff and/or external industry supervisors.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development:
Students are expected to undertake this work with limited guidance from staff and/or external industry supervisors. The assessment recognises and rewards initiative, diligence, intelligence, and good professional practice such as appropriate inter-personal communication, punctuality, demonstration of appropriate written and oral communication skills, and so on.

This course will contribute to student development of the program capabilities:- technical competence, integrative perspective, and professional skills.

It is in the nature of this course that each student project will be different, allowing for individual interests and catering for work-integrated learning opportunities. Nevertheless, it is expected that students will develop and demonstrate their capabilities in some or many of the following particular areas:

• Performance of a range of analytical tasks appropriate to the chosen project
• Ability to take into account the complexity of and interconnections between different aspects of aviation industry practice
• Ability to conceptualise, plan and manage the interface between human and technical systems
• Ability to plan and execute investigative activities relevant to the aviation industry
• Ability to perform a range of analytical tasks appropriate to the aviation industry
• Ability to demonstrate appropriately deep understanding of key concepts underpinning the chosen discipline/specialisation
• Ability to undertake and satisfactorily complete substantial project work of some complexity appropriate to the chosen discipline/specialisation
• Demonstrated ability to utilise a range of solution strategies and methodologies, and ability to select the most appropriate strategy for different problems
• Demonstrated ability to devise solution implementation strategies and their management
• Demonstrated systems thinking involving the interrelationship between subsystems and their impact on overall performance
• Ability to analyse requirements and constraints
• Taking into account a need to balance technical, business, environmental and social demands of an industry-based situation
• Optimisation amid conflicting requirements, and within a complex and often uncertain environment
• Written forms of communication appropriate to different tasks and audiences
• Oral communication for different tasks and audiences
• Appropriate communication of data and information
• Awareness of sustainability principles and concern with “whole-of-life cycle”
• Ability to appreciate appropriate balance between potentially conflicting technical, social/cultural and environmental factors
• Demonstration of personal ethical responsibilities
• Demonstrated ability and attitude appropriate to self-directed learning
• Ability to reflect on personal experience and learn from it to improve future practice

Overview of Learning Activities

Project based learning, lectures, meetings with project supervisors.

Overview of Learning Resources

Microsoft Project or similar software for the purposes of project management.

Specific texts, journal papers and analytical software, dependent on individual project area. As these are dependant upon individual project area, assistance will be provided by the project supervisors in identifying relevant resources.

Overview of Assessment

Students must complete all of the items below in order to pass this course.
1.Weekly PebblePad Blog Entry and Project ePortfolio
2.Final Year Project Thesis
3.Conference Paper and Oral Presentation