Course Title: Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: AERO5955C

Course Title: Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Yadana Wai

Contact Number: 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

MEA349A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MEM23052A Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers applying advanced scientific principles to aeronautical engineering situations.
This unit applies to selecting and applying advanced aeronautical scientific principles and techniques.
Computer techniques, graphical methods and mathematical calculations should complement scientific principles chosen and include unit analysis, appropriate precision and accuracy and use conservative estimations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23084A Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1 Identify the range of aeronautical scientific principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering

1.1 Research and report on aeronautical scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering using appropriate sources of information
1.2 Research and report on aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering applications using appropriate sources of information

Performance Criteria:

1.1. The scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering. Research and report on aeronautical
scientific principles using appropriate sources of information.
1.2. The techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles
relating to aeronautical engineering applications. Research and report on aeronautical techniques using appropriate sources of information.

Element:

2 Select scientific principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering applications
2.1 Select the relevant scientific principles for particular aeronautical engineering situations
2.2 Select the relevant aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular aeronautical engineering situations

Performance Criteria:

2.1. For particular aeronautical engineering situations the relevant scientific principles can be selected.
2.2. For particular aeronautical engineering situations, the relevant aeronautical techniques and associated
technologies, software and hardware can be selected.

Element:

3 Apply the relevant scientific principles and techniques appropriately
3.1 Apply the scientific principles in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution
3.2 Use appropriate calculations and correct units to establish quantities
3.3 Use coherent units in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions
3.4 Use significant figures in engineering calculations
3.5 Apply the techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions

Performance Criteria:

3.1. The scientific principles are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution.
3.2. Appropriate calculations and correct units are used to
establish quantities. Coherent units are used in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions.
3.3. Significant figures are used in engineering calculations.
3.4. The techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware are applied in a consistent and appropriate
manner to obtain required solutions.

Element:

4 Quote the results of the application of the aeronautical scientific principles and techniques correctly
4.1 Quote solutions for applications involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style
4.2 Quote solutions for applications not involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style

Performance Criteria:

4.1. For applications involving engineering calculations the solution is quoted in an appropriate style.

4.2. For applications not involving engineering calculations the solution is quoted in an appropriate style.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods such as lectures, tutorials, classroom discussion  and assessment tasks.

 


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. Students are required to spend 20 hours as students directed learning for this course.


Week 1-2: Introduction and Overview of the Course, Physics fundamentals.

Week 2-5: Digital electronics fundamentals.

Week 5-8: Stress Analysis.

Week 8-10: Mechanics of Flight.

Week 10-12: Aircraft dynamic stability. 

Week 12-14: Aircraft Mechanisms.

Week 14: Revision.

Week 15: Final Exam.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


References

R. Wolfson, "Essential University Physics", first edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2007

Meriam, Kraige & Palm, William J, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2008

Beer, F.E. & Johnston, R. & Eisenberg, E.,Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics, 8th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007

Anderson, J.D., 1989 Introduction to Flight, McGraw-Hill., ISBN 0070016410

Anderson, J.D., 2001, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0072373350

Nelson, R.C., 1998, Flight stability and Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill.

Phillips, W. F., 2004, Mechanics of Flight, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471334588

Baumeister, T. et al, 1987., Marks’Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers., McGraw-Hill

Shigley, J.E., and Mitchell, L.D., 1983., Mechanical Engineering Design., McGraw-Hill.,
ISBN 007056888X

Mircoelectronics in Aircraft Systems, E H J Pallett

Pamadi, B. N., 2004, Performance, Stability, Dynamics, and Control of Airplanes, 2nd Ed., AIAA Education Series


Other Resources

Audio-visual aids and course notes.


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.


Assessment Tasks

Students are required to be competent in each of the following assessment tasks in order to complete this unit.

Assessment Task 1 – Written Assignment - Part A and Part B

Assessment Task 2 – Test


Assessment Matrix

 

Elements

Performance Criteria

Assessment Task 1

1
2
3
4

1.1 – 1.2
2.1 – 2.2
3.1 – 3.5
4.1 – 4.2

Assessment Task 2

1
2
3
4

1.1 – 1.2
2.1 – 2.2
3.1 – 3.5
4.1 – 4.2

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for assessment

If you can not submit or attend the assessments, please apply for Special Consideration which can be found in details in the Other Information below.

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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