Course Title: Sustainable Aviation and the Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable Aviation and the Environment

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2456

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2456

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

AERO2487

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16

AERO2487

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh1 20

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2550

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (All)

AERO2550

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2020 (VA1)

Course Coordinator: Dr Alex Gardi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6075

Course Coordinator Email: alessandro.gardi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B251 F03 R057-5

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MATH2200 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, or equivalent.
AERO2378 Aircraft Systems or AERO2355 Systems Engineering, or equivalent.


Course Description

The aviation industry is growing rapidly in the global economy with the emergence of new Low Cost Carriers and the increasing strength of major airlines growing their fleets to meet the current demands of travel. This has implications on the environment and climate change. The future of the aviation industry depends on aircraft and engine manufactures, airlines, airports, their respective suppliers and policy makers being able to make this growth sustainable and address the issues of climate change and other environmental impacts of the aviation industry. The aviation and the aerospace industry have taken positive steps towards minimising the effects of environmental impact. This course discusses the current steps being taken to address environmental issues in the aviation and the aerospace industry, the technological advancements being made towards a sustainable future and the effect of policies like a carbon tax on industry

This course also aims to teach you important skills that will enable you to operate effectively as a professional within your work environment. All professionals are technically competent in a particular specialist area; however, technical skills are only part of the range of skills that aviation professionals use every day. They are also required to work in teams to solve complex problems and communicate their solutions effectively.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1. Needs, context and systems:
• Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice

2. Problem-solving and design:
• Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and/ or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures, while demonstrating information skills and research methods

3. Abstraction and modelling:
• Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation, using appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices, ensuring model applicability, accuracy and limitations.

4. Coordination and Communication:
• Communicate and coordinate proficiently by listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice, working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams, using basic tools and practices of formal project management.

5. Self Management:
• Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Locate and assess information relevant to the aerospace and aviation community
  2. Communicate effectively and confidently with the aerospace and aviation industries and also with various communities at large.
  3. Examine, identify and formulate problem statement, assessment and solutions.
  4. Outline a systems approach appropriate to aerospace and aviation industries operational practices.
  5. Interpret data and recognize relevancy when solving problems
  6. Synthesise information from various resources to identify solutions to problems within the aerospace and aviation community
  7. Develop knowledge, methodologies and principles to various tasks within aerospace and aviation industries operational practices


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through lectures, directed reading, class room discussion, and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the course Canvas. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the course lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites. 


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

The assessment tasks are in one of two schedules: A or B. You will be advised at the start of the teaching period which of the three schedules apply for any given teaching period and location.

Assessment tasks

Schedule A

Assessment Task 1: Quizzes
Weighting: 20% 
This assessment task supports CLOs: 3,5,7

Assessment Task 2: Assignment
Weighting: 35% 
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1 - 7

Assessment Task 3: Questionnaire
Weighting: 45% 
This assessment task supports CLOs: 2, 4 - 7

 

Schedule B (Hong Kong offering AERO2550)

Assessment Task 1: Quizzes
Weighting: 30% 
This assessment task supports CLOs: 3,5,7

Assessment Task 2: Assignment
Weighting: 30% 
This assessment task supports CLOs: 1 - 7

Assessment Task 3: Final Exam
Weighting: 40% 
This assessment task supports CLOs: 2, 4 - 7