Course Title: Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: AERO5952C

Course Title: Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Aerospace co-ordinator

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4604

Course Contact Email: mark.burns@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kah Kheong Soo

Contact no. 99254019

e-mail:- kah.soo@rmit.edu.au

Meeting by appoitment on Wednesday & Friday afternoon.

Nominal Hours: 60

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

AERO5821C (MEA349A) Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
AERO5822C (MEA350A) Select and test aeronautical engineering materials
AERO5953C (MEM14083A) Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of projects
COSC5319C (MEM16008A) Interact with computing technology
AERO5954C (MEM23052A) Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MIET6327C (MEM23073A) Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques
AERO5955C (MEM23084A) Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
AERO5956C (MEM23095A) Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in engineering situations
MATH5268C (MEM30012A) Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or related situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers systematically planning and designing within an aeronautical engineering context.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM14065A Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

Element:

1 Research and report the context and parameters of the planning and design process for aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and report on the context and parameters of the planning and design process for aeronautical engineering applications

1.2 Identify and report on the market and industrial context and parameters of the planning and design process for a significant and particular aeronautical engineering application

Element:

2 Interpret the brief and clarify client requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Interpret client requirements for an application in an engineering environment

2.2 Develop the design requirements and parameters with client

 

Element:

3 Prepare concept proposal

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Generate a range of different, innovative and creative approaches to achieve design requirements

3.2 Check feasibility of a range of design solutions against design parameters
3.3 Assess opportunities for concurrent design activities
3.4 Assess design solutions for conformity to occupational health and safety (OHS), environment and regulatory requirements
3.5 Seek opinions of colleagues and a range of creative and technical experts/specialists
3.6 Prepare plan and design concept proposal that includes results of feasibility study consideration of expert opinion, initial calculations and modelling and the use of judgment and discretion
3.7 Review concept proposal with client to improve outcomes and overcome possible problems

Element:

4 Implement the planning and design process for particular applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and manage resources and processes to develop the plan or design
4.2 Document management processes
4.3 Incorporate appropriate components and systems in the planning and design process
4.4 Perform engineering activities and manage self to implement the planning and design process
4.5 Apply appropriate calculations and assumptions in implementing the planning and design process
4.6 Implement appropriate computing hardware and software and programming techniques in the planning and design process
4.7 Apply appropriate scientific principles to implement planning and design process
4.8 Implement appropriate materials properties knowledge in the planning and design process
4.9 Implement appropriate engineering methods and processes knowledge in the planning and design process
4.10 Ensure implementation is appropriate and efficiently carried out in the planning and design process

Element:

5 Review the design and implementation plan

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review the design and implementation plan to ensure conformity with current specification, contract and organisational procedures, OHS and regulatory standards, that it addresses feedback from stakeholders and meets client expectations
5.2 Achieve and document client acceptance of the design

Element:

6 Maintain design documentation

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Complete all design documentation in accordance with organisational requirements
6.2 Confirm planning charts are current, resource and costing records complete

Element:

7 Review design outcomes

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Review design outcomes in terms of the intended and actual use


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities.

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


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopic Content Delivery
Including Learning activities
Performance CriteriaAssessment Task
1Research and report on the context and parameters of the planning and design process for aeronautical
engineering applications.
Identify and report on the market and industrial context and parameters of the planning and design process for a significant and particular aeronautical engineering application. Parameters may include competitiveness, performance, financial, legal, resource and scheduling.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
2Interpret the client’s requirements for an application in an engineering environment.
Develop the design requirements and parameters with client.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
3A range of different, innovative and creative approaches to achieve design requirements is generated.
Check feasibility of a range of design solutions against design parameters. Assess opportunities for concurrent
design activities. Assess design solutions for conformity to OHS&E and regulatory requirements.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
4Seek opinions of colleagues and a range of creative and technical experts/specialists.
Prepare plan and design concept proposal that includes results of feasibility study consideration of expert opinion,
initial calculations and modelling and the use of judgment and discretion.
Concept proposal reviewed with client to improve outcomes and overcome possible problems.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
5Select and manage resources and processes to develop the plan or design.
Document management processes.
Appropriate components and systems have been incorporated in the planning and design process.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
6Perform engineering activities and manage self to implement the planning and design process.
Appropriate calculations and assumptions are used in implementing the planning and design process.
Appropriate computing hardware and software and programming techniques have been implemented in the
planning and design process.
1-7
7 Appropriate scientific principles are applied to implement planning and design process.1-7 Presentation/Written Report
8 Appropriate materials properties knowledge is implemented in the planning and design process.1-7 Presentation/Written Report
9Appropriate engineering methods and processes knowledge is implemented in the planning and design
process.
Where elective competencies have been used in the planning and design process, implementation is appropriate and efficiently carried out in the planning and design process.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
10Review the design and implementation plan to ensure conformity with current specification, contract and
organisational procedures, OHS and regulatory standards, that it addresses feedback from stakeholders and meets
client expectation.
1-7 Presentation/Written Report
11 Client acceptance of the design is achieved and documented.1-7 Presentation/Written Report
12 All design documentation is completed in accordance with organisational requirements. Planning charts are current, resource and costing records complete - Session 11-7 Presentation/Written Report
13 All design documentation is completed in accordance with organisational requirements. Planning charts are current, resource and costing records complete - Session 21-7 Presentation/Written Report
14 Design outcomes are reviewed in terms of the intended and actual use - Session 11-7 Presentation/Written Report
15 Design outcomes are reviewed in terms of the intended and actual use - Session 21-7 Presentation/Written Report
16 Final submission1-7 Presentation/Written Report


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class Handouts


References


Other Resources

Civil Aviation Authority Australia:- www.casa.gov.au

Federal Aviation Authority:- www.faa.gov

European Aviation Safety Agency:- http://easa.europa.eu/home.php

Canadian Transport Agency:- http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2005-35/index.html

Australian Defence Force Standards:- http://www.defence.gov.au/dgta/Documents/DEF%28AUST%299022%20Rev-%204Jul06%20wm.pdf

ISO Standards:- http://asq.org/knowledge-center/index.html


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to plan and design aeronautical engineering projects for a range of engineering applications. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment requirements:-

1. In order to gain competency, both assessment 1 & 2 must be completed to required criteria.

2. All performance criteria in assessment 1 & 2 have to be met.

Assessment 1 – Assignment 1: Aeronautical Engineering Project - Planning Stage / presentation

Focus:-
This assessment will focus on your ability to research, plan and design a project focusing on the following criteria:

• Always take the view that you are writing it for people other than yourself and so make it simple, attractive, and readable by others.
• Your report must be concise and in your own words.

Locating (finding)

Once the purpose, scope and requirements of the assignment have been defined, the process of locating relevant resource material begins. This involves:

• identifying what to look for and where to find it
• determining search terms and research parameters
• consulting library catalogues, databases, bibliographies, search engines, recommended texts, knowledgeable experts
• considering a range of sources, including books, journals, websites, people, images
• collecting and managing resources
• recording all relevant bibliographical details.


Selecting (sifting/choosing)


The information collated during the location stage may generate a redefinition or refocusing of the research project. Selection and evaluation of resources takes place to a certain extent during the location stage, but it is often better to collect more information than you need, at least initially. Careful evaluation of the assembled resources is necessary to ensure they are appropriate, authoritative and relevant. Selecting resources involves:
• identifying the source of the information
• focusing on the assignment topic to determine the objectivity, accuracy, currency, suitability and academic merit of the information
• skimming and scanning resources to sort information into categories
• taking brief notes and observing how different sources may relate to one another
• identifying questions or areas which may require further research
• establishing which are your principal and supplementary resource materials.


Organising (sorting/structuring)


This step of the research process requires a more detailed reading of the resource material and the development of a structure for the assignment. Here, the skills of notetaking and arranging information are necessary, as is:
• keeping your notes focused on the topic
• writing in your own words
• sorting information into categories
• considering how various elements of the topic connect to one another
• establishing a detailed plan or outline of the assignment
• developing an argument
• integrating sources and quotations effectively.


Presenting (synthesising/communicating)


Following the plan established in the organising stage, the task now is to write the assignment. Presentation of the research entails:
• pulling all the information together
• checking that information relates to the original question
• considering the sequence in which the information is arranged
• drafting and editing the assignment
• considering the purpose and audience for the assignment
• writing concisely, clearly and accurately
• proofreading
• following all appropriate academic conventions.

Evaluating (reflecting)


Although many people consider the research process to be over as soon as the assignment is submitted, it is important to reflect on what has taken place, in order to consider what has been learnt and improve next time. The evaluation stage involves:
• thinking about performance at each step of the process
• analysing how research skills or techniques could be improved
• reflecting on knowledge gained
• considering how this knowledge may be applied in other contexts.


The process of researching is iterative: this means that what you find will help determine what more you need to do. You will find that you collect information, think about it, return to it, discard it, add to it in the process of developing your response to an assignment topic. This process involves organising your approach.

This assignment will account for 50% of the final overall assessment mark and is required to be presented on week eight.

Assessment 2 – Assignment 2
: Aeronautical Engineering Project - Design Stage & submission of written report.

Focus:-
As per assessment 1.

This assignment will account for 50% of the final overall assessment mark and is required to be submitted on week 16.


Assessment Matrix

CompetencyAssessment 1
50%
Assessment 2
50%
Performance Criteria 1YesYes
Performance Criteria 2YesYes
Performance Criteria 3YesYes
Performance Criteria 4YesYes
Performance Criteria 5YesYes
Performance Criteria 6YesYes
Performance Criteria 7YesYes

Other Information

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

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:

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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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