Course Title: Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: AERO5952C

Course Title: Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

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: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Yadana Wai

Ph: +61 3 9925 4461

Email:yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au 

Appointment by email

 

Amir Fard
Ph: +61 3 9925 4184
Email: amir.fard@rmit.edu.au
Appointment by email
 

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

AERO5821C (MEA349A) Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
AERO5822C (MEA350A) Select and test aeronautical engineering materials
AERO5953C (MEM14083A) Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of projects
COSC5319C (MEM16008A) Interact with computing technology
AERO5954C (MEM23052A) Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MIET6327C (MEM23073A) Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques
AERO5955C (MEM23084A) Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
AERO5956C (MEM23095A) Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in engineering situations
MATH5268C (MEM30012A) Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or related situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers systematically planning and designing within an aeronautical engineering context.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM14065A Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

Element:

1. Research and report the context and parameters of the planning and design process for aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and report on the context and parameters of the planning and design process  for aeronautical engineering  applications
1.2 Identify and report on the market and industrial context and parameters of the planning and design process for a significant and particular aeronautical engineering application

Element:

2. Interpret the brief and clarify client requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Interpret client requirements for an application in an engineering environment
2.2 Develop the design requirements and parameters with client

Element:

3. Prepare concept proposal

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Generate a range of different, innovative and creative approaches to achieve design requirements
3.2 Check feasibility of a range of design solutions against design parameters
3.3 Assess opportunities for concurrent design activities
3.4 Assess design solutions for conformity to occupational health and safety (OHS), environment and regulatory requirements
3.5 Seek opinions of colleagues and a range of creative and technical experts/specialists
3.6 Prepare plan and design concept proposal that includes results of feasibility study consideration of expert opinion, initial calculations and modelling and the use of judgment and discretion
3.7 Review concept proposal with client to improve outcomes and overcome possible problems

Element:

4. Implement the planning and design process for particular applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select and manage resources and processes to develop the plan or design
4.2 Document management processes
4.3 Incorporate appropriate components and systems in the planning and design process
4.4 Perform engineering activities and manage self to implement the planning and design process
4.5 Apply appropriate calculations and assumptions in implementing the planning and design process
4.6 Implement appropriate computing hardware and software and programming techniques in the planning and design process
4.7 Apply appropriate scientific principles to implement planning and design process
4.8 Implement appropriate materials properties knowledge in the planning and design process
4.9 Implement appropriate engineering methods and processes knowledge in the planning and design process
4.10 Ensure implementation is appropriate and efficiently carried out in the planning and design process

Element:

5. Review the design and implementation plan

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review the design and implementation plan to ensure conformity with current specification, contract and organisational procedures, OHS and regulatory standards, that it addresses feedback from stakeholders and meets client expectations
5.2 Achieve and document client acceptance of the design

Element:

6. Maintain design documentation

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Complete all design documentation in accordance with organisational requirements
6.2 Confirm planning charts are current, resource and costing records complete

Element:

7. Review design outcomes

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Review design outcomes in terms of the intended and actual use


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lecture and tutorials
• Aircraft design and modeling

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

EA1. Knowledge and Skill Base
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. Engineering Application Ability
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. Professional and Personal Attributes
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 MEM14065A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources.
Introduction to aircraft design
1.1, 1.2
2Aircraft design process1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2
3Aircraft conceptual design- Selection of 2D aerofoil for lifting surfaces1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2
4

Aircraft conceptual design-(Project initiation) 

1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
5Aircraft conceptual design-(Trade-off Analysis)1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
6

Aircraft conceptual design-(Final Conceptual Design)

1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
7Aircraft conceptual design report is due1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
8

Aircraft preliminary design- Design, Build and Fly

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 5.1, 5.2
9

Aircraft preliminary design- Design, Build and Fly

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 5.1, 5.2
10

Aircraft preliminary design- Design, Build and Fly

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 5.1, 5.2
11

Aircraft detail design - Design, Build and Fly

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 5.1, 5.2
12-13

 Aircraft detail design - Design, Build and Fly

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10,7.1
14 Flight Testing is due5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
15-17

Individual reflective journal is due

Project presentation is due, member evaluation is due, Project final report is due

5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
18 Students Feedback1.1 to 7.1


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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: Aircraft conceptual design report - Task A

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

 

Assessment 2: Aircraft manufacturing, flight test performance versus mission requirement - Task B

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Reflective journal and individual performance evaluation

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 4: Project presentation and Final Project report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25

 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/ Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

 Assessment 4

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

X

X

2.1

X

 

X

X

2.2

X

 

X

X

3.1

 

X

3.2

 X

 

X

3.3

 X

 

X

3.4

 X

 

X

3.5

 X

 

X

3.6

 X

 

X

X

3.7

 X

 

X

X

4.1

 

 X

X

X

4.2

 

 

X

X

4.3

 

 X

X

X

4.4

 

 X

X

X

4.5

 

 X

X

X

4.6

 

 X

X

X

4.7

 

 X

X

X

4.8

 

 X

X

X

4.9

 

 X

X

X

4.10

 

 X

X

X

5.1

 

 

X

X

5.2

 

 

X

X

6.1

 

 

X

X

6.2

 

 

X

X

7.1

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Aircraft conceptual design report - Task A, 15% (Due: week 7) 

Assessment 2:  Aircraft manufacturing, flight test performance versus mission requirement - Task B, 40% (Due: week 14)

Assessment 3:  Reflective journal and individual performance evaluation, 20%. Specific due dates refer to assessment sheets and/or blackboard announcement.

Assessment 4:  Project presentation 10% and Final Project report,15 % (Due: week 14 - 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 MEM14065A Elements & Performance Criteria   

 MEM14065A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.1
1.2
2.1
2.23.13.23.33.43.53.63.7
4.14.24.34.44.54.6
4.74.84.94.105.15.26.16.27.1
Assessment 1 X X X X X X X X X X X               
Assessment 2
            X  X X X X X X X X X    
Assessment 3 X X X X X X X X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X X X
Assessment 4XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies  

 EA1.1
EA1.2EA1.3
EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6
EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3
EA2.4EA3.1
EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4
EA3.5
EA3.6
Assessment 1 X X X X  X X X X X  X X   X
Assessment 2 X X  X  X X X X X X  X   X
Assessment 3 X X X    X X X X X X X X X X
Assessment 4 X X X X  X X X X X X X X   X
All
Assessments
MEM14065A
 3 3 3 202 3 3 3 32 23 11 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

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 15 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

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/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: 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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