Course Title: Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: AERO5820C

Course Title: Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kah Kheong Soo
Contact no. 9925419
e-mail:- kah.soo@rmit.edu.au
Meeting by appointment on Wednesday & Friday afternoon.

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

Course Description

This unit is part of Diploma and Advanced Diploma training pathways. It covers the basics of aircraft power plant selection and propulsion.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA342A Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

Element:

1. Research and evaluate the types of aeroplane and rotary wing aircraft power plant and their relative advantages and disadvantages

Performance Criteria:

1.1. The types of aeroplane and rotary wing aircraft power plant are identified and compared in terms of relative advantages and disadvantages.
1.2. Types of propeller are identified and compared in terms of relative advantages and disadvantages.
1.3. Turbojet and turbofan performance is compared in terms of relative advantages and disadvantages.
1.4. Maintenance requirements for aircraft power plants are identified.

Element:

2. Apply basic power plant and propulsion system selection processes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Given required aeroplane use and performance characteristics determine an appropriate type of power plant.
2.2 Select an appropriate type of propulsion system.
2.3 Given required rotary wing aircraft use and performance characteristics determine an appropriate type of power plant.


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate a variety of learning methods, such as lectures, class discussions, tutorials, projects, and assessment task.


Teaching Schedule

Please Note:-

While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching & assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs & availability of resources.

Refer to MyRMIT for unit schedule.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Aviation Technician Integrated Training Program ’Powerplant Section’ EA ITP-P

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics ‘Powerplant Handbook’ EA-AC65-12A Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices: Aircraft Inspection Repair and Alterations, EA-AC43-13 1A & 2A. Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DS, USA

Delp, F. Aircraft Ignition and Electrical Systems EA IGS International Aviation Publishing Inc, Casper, Wyoming, USA

Kroes, Wild, Bent & McKinley Aircrafts Powerplants

Delp, F. Aircraft Propellers and Controls, EA-APC International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming, USA

Hurt, HH Jr. Aerodynamics For Naval Aviators, NAVWEPS 00-80T-80

Otis, Charles. Aircraft Gas Turbine Power Plants, EA-TEP-2 International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming, USA. ISBN 0-89100-255-3-1AP

Rolls Royce. The Jet Engine, EDC Printing Services

Inwin, E. Treager. Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology, McGraw Hill Publishing


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.




Assessment Tasks

Task 1 - Assignment. (Written report) - Due session 20
Task 2 - Assignment. (On Line) - On complection of each topic.

Marks:-
Task 1 = 70%
Task 2 = 30%

Total = 100%

All assessment task need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
 Task 11
2
1.1 to 1.4
2.1 to 2.3
 Task 21
2
1.1 to 1.4
2.1 to 2.3
   

Other Information

 Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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