Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: AERO5822C

Course Title: Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Zouev

Phone: +61 3 9925 4935

Email: george.zouev@rmit.edu.au

Tauqir Waraich

Phone: +61 3 9925 4310

Email: tauqir.waraich@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers selecting appropriate materials and materials and  components tests for aeronautical engineering applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA350A Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Element:

1. Identify classes of materials, based on properties and materials tests relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1. Classes of materials are identified, based on properties, required for particular aeronautical engineering applications

1.2. Relate material properties are related to common production and construction methods and processes

1.3. Common characteristics, faults or flaws in materials and components or product are identified in particular engineering applications

1.4. Test methods for materials and components or product are identified in particular engineering applications

1.5. Specific industrial test standards/codes, calibration requirements, regulations and authorities related to selection of materials and products are identified for particular engineering applications

1.6. The role of Australia's national measurement system is investigated

Element:

2. Identify and use sources of information on engineering materials, materials tests and test equipment, including manufacturers' catalogues and websites

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1. Appropriate sources of information on materials are identified and used


2.2. Appropriate sources of information on methods of testing of properties of materials are identified and used to ensure suitability for a particular application


2.3. Appropriate sources of information on materials, materials tests, test calibration, test certificates, regulations, standards, standards councils/societies/authorities/regulatory bodies are identified and used


2.4.The use of standards and codes are investigated and reported on


2.5. Appropriate sources of information on MSDS are identified and used

Element:

3. Specify and implement materials for particular aeronautical engineering applications.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Materials for particular applications are specified and implemented

Element:

4. Specify and implement methods used to test or obtain the properties of engineering materials

Performance Criteria:

             

4.1. Tests of materials are specified and implemented to ensure quality, safety or suitability for a range of applications

4.2.Traceability of measurement standard is ensured

Element:

5. Report on and record materials design data and methods and results of materials tests

Performance Criteria:

                           

5.1. Materials selections are reported and recorded against design functional requirements in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations, including environmental impact and sustainability assessment.

5.2. Materials tests and test sheets/certificates are reported and recorded in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations

5.3.Appropriate calibration and traceability are ensured

5.4. Appropriate MSDS are reported and recorded for applications in accordance with organisational procedures, codes and regulations


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

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
  • Classroom Group Brainstorming activities
  • Project Work

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 MEA350A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

WeekTopic DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to testing materials. Principles and Selection procedures, Systems of measurement, calibration and traceability. 1.1, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3
2Properties and selection of thermosetting and thermoplastic plastics. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
3Properties and applications of plastics. Polymerisation. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
4

Composite Materials, properties and applications.

Assessment 1 - Unit test

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1,4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3

5 Composite Materials, design and selection. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
6 Composite Materials, design and selection. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
7

Assessment 2: Laboratory Practical: Composite Materials: Testing for mechanical and physical properties - Property determination and report writing.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
8Ceramic Materials, properties and applications 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
9

Ceramic Materials, design and selection.

Practical report due: 7 September 2015

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
10 Failure mechanisms of engineering materials. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
11 Non-destructive testing of engineering materials 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
12

 Welding, casting and forging defects and their determination.

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
13 Welding, casting and forging defects and their determination. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
14 Selecting materials for engineering applications. Testing standards, codes and regulations. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1
15 Selecting materials for engineering applications - further case studies 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
16 Revision1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
17 Assessment 3 - Final Test 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4
18Student feedback1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, 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 24 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed


References

The Science and Engineering of Materials, 6th or later edition, Donald R. Askeland , Pradeep P. Fulay , Wendelin J. Wright, Thompson Publishers.

Materials Science and Engineering, an Introduction; 8th or later Edition, William D. Callister, Jr. John Wiley & Sons – Publisher.


Other Resources

Lecture and Practical notes are available on Blackboard.

On line video resources


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: Unit test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 2: Laboratory Practical

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered 

Unit Test

Laboratory Practical

Final Test

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

1.6

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

 

X

X

2.4

 

X

X

2.5

 

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

 

X

X

4.3

 

X

X

4.4

 

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

 

X

X

5.3

X

X

X

5.4

 

X

X

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Unit test - 10%, Week 4

Assessment 2: Laboratory Practical - 40%, Week 7

Assessment 3: Final Test - 50%, Week 17  

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 MEA350A Elements & Performance Criteria

MEA350A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.53.14.14.24.34.45.15.25.35.4
Unit TestX XXXXXX   X    X X 
Laboratory PracticalXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Final TestXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

   Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Unit Test  X X   X X X X  X  X X X 
Laboratory Practical X  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final Test X X X X X X X X X  X X X X X X
All assessments
MEA350A
 2 22 2 2 3 3 3 3 1 3 2 3 3 3 2

 

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

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, 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 30 hours outside the class time

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.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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