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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of applied  scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations,

Classroom tutorial activities are to consolidate the theories of physics, digital electronics, stress analysis, stress concentration, mechanics of flight, aircraft dynamic stability and aircraft mechanisms applicable to aeronautical engineering situations.

Simulated lab contains a simulated scientific principles for engineering and/or related problems.

Research activities are to understand the scientific principles used in aeronautical engineering. Assignments are related to design/ selection/ calculations of basic scientific principles in aerospace engineering problems.
 

Industry Visits Students may involve in industry visits and or engineering industry exhibitions such as Airshow.
 

Industrial Placement: Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice work placement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks within engineering industries.
Task may involve activities linked to software packages, project management, maintenance, evaluation and analysis, instrumentation and process control programming and, assistance in tender submissions and evaluations etc.

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain


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 the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non teaching hours. The estimated time for out of class activities are:assignments ( 9 hours) and research and report writing (3 hours).

Teaching weekTopic
1Introduction and Overview of the Course, Physics fundamentals
2Physics
3Physics
4Stress Analysis
5Stress Analysis
6Stress Analysis
7Stress Analysis
8Mechanics of Flight
9Mechanics of Flight
10Aircraft Dynamic Stability
11Aircraft Mechanisms
12Aircraft Mechanisms
13Digital Electronics
14Digital Electronics
15Revision
16Final Assessment (Competency)
17Assessment Feedback
18Supplementary Assessment (Competency)


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 and relevant on-line resources.


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 – Assignment One (CA/NYC) 20% of final marks

Assessment Task 2 – Assignment One (CA/NYC) 30% of final marks

Assessment Task 3 – Final Open book Test (CA/NYC) 50% of final marks

 

To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per student assignments and tests which will be used to assess their competence.
All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed 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 for assessment


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Task

Elements

Performance Criteria

Assessment Task 1

1
2
3
4

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

Assessment Task 2
 

2
3
4

2.1 to 2.2
3.1 to 3.5
4.1 to 4.2

Assessment Task 3

2
3
4

2.1 to 2.2
3.1 to 3.5
4.1 to 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

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 lodgement 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) you 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:
Special Consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task, including an examination. Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Current%20students/Administration/Assessment/Special%20consideration/ (unresolved) to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special consideration and the online form.

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

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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