Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: AERO5815C

Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Yadana Wai
Phone: 9925 4461
Email: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 120

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

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

Course Description

This unit is part of Diploma and Advanced Diploma training pathways. It covers the basic design and schematic layout of aircraft systems,
including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems. A basic hydraulic system is set up and operated.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA340A Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Element:

1. Select and lay out schematically aircraft mechanical systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Mechanical system applications in aircraft design and their relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other system types are identified.
1.2. Components of mechanical systems are identified.
1.3. A mechanical system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
1.4. Mechanical system maintenance requirements are identified
 

Element:

2. Select and lay out schematically aircraft hydraulic systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Hydraulic system applications in aircraft design, their operation and their relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other system types are identified.
2.2. Aircraft hydraulic fluids, their characteristics and handling precautions are identified.
2.3. Components of hydraulic systems are identified and their operation is described in general terms.
2.4. A hydraulic system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
2.5. Hydraulic system maintenance requirements are identified.
 

Element:

3. Select and lay out schematically aircraft pneumatic systems

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Pneumatic system applications in aircraft design, their operation and their relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other system types are identified.
3.2. Components of pneumatic systems are identified and their operation is described in general terms.
3.3. A pneumatic system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
3.4. Pneumatic system maintenance requirements are identified.
 

Element:

4. Select and lay out schematically aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Typical fuel storage and distribution systems used in aircraft design are identified.
4.2. Components of fuel storage and distribution systems are identified and their operation is described.
4.3. A fuel storage and distribution system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
4.4. Types of aircraft fuel, their characteristics and handling precautions are identified.
4.5. Fuel storage and distribution system maintenance requirements are identified.
 

Element:

5. Set up and operate a simple hydraulic system

Performance Criteria:

5.1. The hydraulic system is sketched and all components are labelled.
5.2. Required components are obtained.
5.3. The system is assembled and operated.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practical and/or simulation laboratory testings
• Reports
• Guest speakers
• Site visit(s)

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
 

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEA340A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, equipment (in the lab) & OHS issues
Overview of aircraft flight controls
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
2 & 3Aircraft mechanical systems (part I- Various systems and their relative advantages and disadvantages)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
4 & 5

Aircraft mechanical systems (part II- Components of mechanical systems)
On-line quiz 1 and instant feedback (Week 4)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
6 & 7

Aircraft mechanical systems (part III- Components of mechanical systems and maintenance requirements)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
8Industry visit/Guest Speaker 
9Aircraft hydraulic systems (part I- Basic principles and aircraft applications)2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
10Aircraft hydraulic systems (part II- hydraulic fluids, their characteristics and handling precautions)2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
11, 12 & 13

Aircraft hydraulic systems (part III- hydraulic systems’ components and their operation)
Aircraft hydraulic systems (part IV- hydraulic systems maintenance)

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
14Hydraulic system lab
On-line quiz 2 and instant feedback (Week 14)
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
15Revision
(assignment 1 Due)
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
16Unit Test 11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
17-18Unit Test 1 feedback and re-sit unit test 1 (if needed)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,  2.4, 2.5
  19 & 20Aircraft hydraulic systems (part V-Set up) 5.1,5.2,5.3
  21 & 22Aircraft pneumatic systems (part I- basic principles and aircraft applications) 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
  23 & 24

 Aircraft pneumatic systems (part II- components of pneumatic systems in aircraft and maintenance requirements)
On-line quiz 3 and instant feedback (Week 22)

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
     25 Aircraft pneumatic systems (summary and overview) 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 26 & 27 Aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems (part I- aircraft fuel and their characteristics) 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
 28 & 29 Aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems (part II- components of aircraft fuel systems and their maintenance) 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
     30 Aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems (summary and overview) 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
     31 Aircraft fluid system lab/simulation 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
32

 Revision
 On-line quiz 4 and instant feedback (Week 32)

 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
33 Unit Test 2 (preparation)
 Assignment 2 is due
 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
34 Unit Test 2  2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
35 Student feedback session (assignment 2 and unit test 2) 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
36 Re-sit unit test 2 (if needed) 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. 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 is minimum 30 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).


References


Other Resources

1. Jeppersen, S , "A & P Technician Airframe, Textbook", Jeppersen Sanderson Training Products, II Edition, 1992. (ISBN 978-0884873310)
2. Moir, I and Seabridge, A , "Aircraft Systems Mechanical, Electrical and Avionic Sub-systems Integration", Longman, 2004. (ISBN 1860582893)
3. Neese, W A, "Aircraft Hydraulic Systems", Krieger Publishing Company, 1991. (ISBN 0894645625)


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 2: Assignment 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 3: Assignment 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 4: Tests

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria

Quiz

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Tests

1.1

X

X

 

X

1.2

X

X

 

X

1.3

X

X

 

X

1.4

X

X

 

X

2.1

X

X

 

X

2.2

X

X

 

X

2.3

X

X

 

X

2.4

X

X

 

X

2.5

X

X

X

X

3.1

 

 

X

X

3.2

 

 

X

X

3.3

 

 

X

X

3.4

 

 

X

X

4.1

 

 

X

X

4.2

 

 

X

X

4.3

 

 

X

X

4.4

 

 

X

X

4.5

 

 

X

X

5.1

X

X

 

X

5.2

X

X

 

X

5.3

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
  

 


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

  • Assignment 1, 20% - Week 15
  • Assignment 2, 20% - Week 33
  • On line quizzes, 20%- Week 4,14, 22 & 32
  • Unit Test 1, 20% - Week 16-18
  • Unit Test 2, 20% - Week 34-36

    All assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.

    This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
    80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
    70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
    60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
    50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
    0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
    DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEA340A Elements & Performance Criteria

MEA340A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.33.44.14.24.34.44.55.15.25.3
Assignment 1XXXXXXXXX            
Assignment 2        XXXXXXXXX X  X  X  X
Unit Test 1XXXXXXXXX            
Unit Test 2        XXXXXXXXXX X X 
On line quizzesXX XXXX XXX XXX XX   

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
 Assignment 1 X  X  X X      X  X  
 Assignment 2 X  X  X X      X  X  
 Unit Test 1 X  X  X X        X  
 Unit Test 2 X  X  X X        X  
On line quizzesX X  XX       X  
ALL ASSESSMENTS MEA340A 3 0 3 3 3 2 0 3
 0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

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You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 to 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 to 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven 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 two 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

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