Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: AERO5822C

Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

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

Dr. Frank (Yanan) Wang

Mechanical Engineering, Level 5, Bldg 57. 
Phone: +61 3 9925 4310
Email: yanan.wang@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers selecting appropriate materials and materials and  components tests for aeronautical engineering applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA350A Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Element:


Identify classes of materials, based on properties and materials tests relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify classes of materials, based on properties, required for particular aeronautical engineering applications.
1.2 Relate material properties to common production and construction methods and processes.
1.3 Identify common characteristics, faults and flaws in materials and components or product in particular engineering applications.
1.4 Identify test methods for materials and components or product in particular engineering applications.
1.5 Identify specific industrial test stands/codes, calibration requirements, regulations and authorities related to selection of materials and products for particular engineering applications.
1.6 Investigate the role of Australia’s National Measurement System.

Element:

Identify and use sources of information on engineering materials, materials tests and test equipment including manufacturers' catalogues and websites

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on materials.
2.2 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on methods of testing of properties of materials to ensure suitability for a particular application.
2.3 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on materials, materials tests, test calibration, test certificates, regulations, standards, standards councils/societies/authorities/regulatory bodies.
2.4 Investigate and report and on the use of standards and codes. Identify and use appropriate sources of information on Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Element:

Report on and record materials design data and methods and results of materials tests

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Report and record materials selections against design functional requirements in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations. Include environmental impact and sustainability assessments.
5.2 Report and record materials test and test sheets/certificates in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations. Ensure appropriate calibration and traceability.
5.3 Report and record appropriate Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for applications in in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations.

Element:

Specify and implement materials for particular aeronautical engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Specify and implement materials for particular applications.

Element:

Specify and implement methods used to test or obtain the properties of engineering materials

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Specify and implement tests of materials to ensure quality, safety or suitability for a range of applications. Ensure traceability of measurement standard.
4.2 Obtain test sheets/certificates for appropriate materials for application in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations.
4.3 Obtain appropriate Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for application in accordance with organisational procedures and/or codes and regulations.


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, group/individual work on projects, and interaction with
individuals and groups as required.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order
is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.Students are required to self study the
learning materials for the hours not scheduled in teaching schedule.

Week 1: Introduction and overview of the subject.

Week 2: In class quiz. Crystal structures of metals.

Week 3: Class of composite materials, properties required for particular aeronautical engineering applications -1.
Week 4: Class of composite materials, properties required for particular aeronautical engineering applications -2.

Week 5: Tutorial

Week 6-7: Lab practice 

Week 8: Plastics

Week 9: Non-destructive testing-1

Week 10: Non-destructive testing-2

Week 11: Non-destructive testing-3

Week 12: In class quiz

Week 13-14: Lab practice

Week 15: Sources of information on materials, MSDS, summary.

Week 16: Final trials of all quizzes


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Materials Science and Engineering, an Introduction; 7th Edition. William D. Callister, Jr. John Wiley & Sons


References


Other Resources

Student network drive S drive and Blackboard:
S:\Aerospace Students - C6114\2012 Semester Two\AERO5822C-Select and Test Aeronautical Engineering Materials-Semester Two 2012


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

This is Competency assessed course. You are required to achieve competency in all Elements in order to be Competent (i.e pass) for this course.

1. In class quizzes

2. Lab report one

3. Lab report two

Your result will be as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
In class quizzes1,2,3,4,51.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
4.1,4.2,4.3
5.1,5.2,5.3
Lab report One2,42.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
4.1,4.2,4.3
Lab report Two1,2,31.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1,2.2,2.3, 2.4
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4

Other Information

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assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
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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.

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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:

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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:

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