Course Title: Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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

Teacher: Yadana WAI
Tel: 61 3 9925 4461
email: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au

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

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. Student need to spend approximately 15 hours of design project preparation, presentation and report writing outside the contact hours.

Teaching WeekTopics
1OH&S Brief, Introduction to the course
Introduction to design project
2Aircraft Design stages/Processes
3Project specification
4Conceptual Design
5Preliminary Design
6Detail Design
7Portfolio assessment
8Portfolio assessment
9Portfolio assessment
10Portfolio assessment
11Portfolio assessment
12Portfolio assessment
13Presentation
14Feedback and re-assessment (Portfolio & Presentation)
15Project report finalisation
16Project report due
17Feedback and re-assessment (project report)
18Feedback and re-assessment (project report)


 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class Handouts

Aircraft design projects by Lloyd Jenkinson & Jim Marchman
Aircraft performance and design by John D Anderson
Aircraft Design by Ajoy Kumr Kundu
 


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 task 1: Portfolio (50%)
Assessment task 2: Presentation (20%)
Assessment task 3: Project report (30%)

NB: This is a Competency assessed course. You must achieve competency for all Elements in order to achieve the competency. If you have achieved an overall Competent result you will then be given a graded assessment:

The grading codes are shown below:

CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit the assessment/s
 


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
Assessment task 1 (portfolio)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1.1, 1.2

2.1,2.2

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,3.6,3.7

4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7,4.8,4.9,4.10

5.1,5.2

6.1,6.2

7.1

 

 

Assessment task 2 (presentation)1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1.1, 1.2

2.1,2.2

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,3.6,3.7

4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7,4.8,4.9,4.10

5.1,5.2

6.1,6.2

7.1

 

Assessment task 3 (project report)1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1.1, 1.2

2.1,2.2

3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5,3.6,3.7

4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7,4.8,4.9,4.10

5.1,5.2

6.1,6.2

7.1

 

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:

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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