Course Title: Aerospace Fluid Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5021 Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace) (Mechanical)

Course Title: Aerospace Fluid Systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in the principles, purpose and operation of aircraft fluid power systems.
This course involves the principles, purposes and operation of aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components and the application of this knowledge to the interpretation of simple circuits.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace
MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Aerospace Physics 1

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH742 Aerospace Fluid Systems


1. Explain fluid power principles.

2. Identify aircraft hydraulic fluids.

3. Explain and compare features of hydraulic seals and components.

4. Explain operating principles and construction of hydraulic system components.

5. Explain the relationship of components in aircraft hydraulic systems.

6. Describe pneumatic system principles and components and analyse applications to aircraft fluid power systems.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.