Course Title: Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MIET6327C

Course Title: Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

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
Tel: 61 3 9925 4461
e-mail: 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

MEA340A Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Course Description

This unit of competency covers selecting appropriate methods, processes and construction techniques within aeronautical engineering.
Applications of this unit include identifying the range of manufacturing and construction methods and processes required for aeronautical engineering applications; identifying sources of information on methods and processes; selecting methods and processes; and specifying or implementing methods and processes for applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23073A Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

Element:

1. Research and categorise methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical applications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and categorise methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical engineering applications using appropriate information sources
1.2 Identify methods, processes and construction techniques to suit continuous production, mass, batch or jobbing shop production, prototype applications
1.3 Identify applications suitable for sequential or work cell manufacture or assembly
1.4 Identify manufacturing requirements of total quality management (TQM), just in time (JIT) and competitive (lean manufacturing) environments
 

Element:

2. Evaluate and select appropriate methods, processes and construction techniques for particular aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider or apply appropriate scientific principles to enable methods, processes and construction techniques choices
2.2 Provide for appropriate materials properties knowledge in methods, processes and construction techniques choices
2.3 Implement appropriate materials handling procedures, including compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) and environment requirements, legislative and regulatory requirements
2.4 Use appropriate calculations and assumptions to enable methods, processes and construction techniques choices
2.5 Apply appropriate waste and pollution treatment and recycling techniques and policies to applications
2.6 Consider suitability of application to continuous production, mass, batch or jobbing shop production, prototyping sequential or work cell manufacture or assembly appropriately in choice of methods, processes and construction techniques
2.7 Research and evaluate manufacturing requirements of TQM, JIT, group technology and competitive (lean manufacturing) environments for a range of applications
2.8 Select and evaluate measurement and test methods for particular product or process outputs
 

Element:

3. Specify and implement methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select, specify and implement applicable methods, processes and construction techniques for particular aeronautical applications

Element:

4. Apply basic workshop knowledge and skills relevant to aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify the range and applications of basic workshop skills
4.2 Demonstrate relevant basic workshop skills
4.3 Apply appropriate basic workshop skills to particular engineering applications
 


Learning Outcomes


Applications of this unit include identifying the range of manufacturing and construction methods and processes required for aeronautical engineering applications; identifying sources of information on methods and processes; selecting methods and processes; specifying or implementing methods and processes for applications


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods such as: lectures, tutorials, class discussion, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, 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 depending. The student needs to spend 15 hours of preparation for the assignment, project and presentation outside the contact hours.

Teaching WeekTopics
1OH&S Brief, Overview of the course
Introduction to aircraft classification
2Introduction to aircraft parts and their construction methods
3Introduction to manufacturing processes and engineering methods
Product Design and Concurrent Engineering
4Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Disassembly, and Service
Green Design and Manufacturing
5Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management
6JIT and Lean Manufacturing
7Material handling - OH&S, environmental requirements, legislative and regulatory requirements
8Selection of Manufacturing Processes
9Casting, moulding and forming, machining, materials handling, pollution treatment
10Assignment preparation
11Assignment due and presentation and poster preparation
12Assignment feedback and re-assessment (assignment)
13Project
14Project
15Project
16Project and Presentation
17Project and Presentation feedback and re-assessment
18Project and Presentation feedback and re-assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology by Serope Kalpakjian and Steven Schmid

Class notes and tutorials


References


Other Resources

Aircraft and Component manufacturer’s manuals/catalogues and industrial magazines, and website information gathering.


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task one - Assignment (50%)
Assessment task two - Project model (30%)
Assessment task three - Presentation (20%)
 

NB: This is a competency assessed course. You must achieve competency for all Elements in order to pass. 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

 

 Assessment taskElement weighting
Assessment 1 (Assignment)1,2,3,450%
Assessment 2 (Project model)1,2,3,430%
Assessment 2 (Project presentation)1,2,3,420%

 

 

 


 

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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