Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2018
Course Code: AERO5815C
Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems
School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone: 9925 4468
Nominal Hours: 120
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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
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
1. Select and lay out schematically aircraft mechanical systems
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
2. Select and lay out schematically aircraft hydraulic systems
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
3. Select and lay out schematically aircraft pneumatic systems
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
4. Select and lay out schematically aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems
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.
5. Set up and operate a simple hydraulic system
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
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
The course will be using a number of means such as lectures, tutorials, reading tasks, lab work and assignments to achieve these objectives.
Readings: The readings will use the recommended text and textbooks to give an overview of the published literature in the field.
Assignments: The assignments will challenge the students and ensure that participants apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge from the lectures.
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering.
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEA340A in the Assessment Matrix.
The proposed teaching schedule for the competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topics Delivered||Elements/Performance Criteria|
Introduction to the course
Aircraft control systems (Various systems and their relative advantages and disadvantages)
|1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|2 & 3||Aircraft mechanical systems.||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.|
|4 & 5||
Aircraft hydraulic systems (part I - Basic principles and aircraft applications), (part II - hydraulic fluids, their characteristics and handling precautions)
Quiz - Week 4 (27 July)
|2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|6 & 7||Aircraft hydraulic systems (part III - hydraulic systems’ components and their operation)||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|8 & 9||
Aircraft hydraulic systems (part IV - hydraulics Systems maintenance)
Aircraft hydraulic systems Lab/prac. (24 Aug)
Assessment 1 Due Week 8 (24 Aug.)
|1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|10||Aircraft pneumatic systems (part I- basic principles and aircraft applications)||3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4|
|11 & 12||
Aircraft pneumatic systems (part II - components of pneumatic systems in aircraft and maintenance requirements)
|3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4|
|13||Aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems (part I - aircraft fuel and their characteristics)||4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5|
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|
|15 & 16||
Aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems (part III - components of aircraft fuel systems and their maintenance)
Assignment 2 Due Week 15 (19 Oct.)
|4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5|
|4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5|
|18||Student feedback||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
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).
1.. Jeppersen, S , "A & P Technician Airframe, Textbook", Jeppersen Sanderson Training Products, II Edition, 1992. (ISBN 978-0884873310)
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: Assignment 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Assessment 2: Assignment 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30
Assessment 3: Quiz
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5
Assessment 4: Lab/Practical
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5
Assessment 5: Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Elements/Performance Crtiteria||Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Quiz||Lad/Prac.||Final Test|
You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:
- Assignment 1 - 20% - Week 8
- Assignment 2 - 30% - Week 15
- Quiz - 5% - Week 4
- Lab/Prac - 5% - Week 8
- Final Test - 40% - Week 17
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 vs MEA340A Elements & Performance Criteria
|MEA340A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|ALL ASSESSMENTS MEA340A||3||0||3||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||3||0||0|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed.|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one but less than one-third of the Element|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third but less than two-thirds of the Element|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element|
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits and lab reports. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. In this competency, the estimated student directed hours is 30 hours outside the class time.
Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
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• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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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.
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