Course Title: Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: AERO5955C

Course Title: Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@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
 

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

MEA349A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MEM23052A Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers applying advanced scientific principles to aeronautical engineering situations.
This unit applies to selecting and applying advanced aeronautical scientific principles and techniques.
Computer techniques, graphical methods and mathematical calculations should complement scientific principles chosen and include unit analysis, appropriate precision and accuracy and use conservative estimations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23084A Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1. Identify the range of aeronautical scientific principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and report on aeronautical scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering using appropriate sources of information
1.2 Research and report on aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering applications using appropriate sources of information
2.1 Select the relevant scientific principles for particular aeronautical engineering situations
2.2 Select the relevant aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

2. Select scientific principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select the relevant scientific principles for particular aeronautical engineering situations
2.2 Select the relevant aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

3. Apply the relevant scientific principles and techniques appropriately

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply the scientific principles in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution
3.2 Use appropriate calculations and correct units to establish quantities
3.3 Use coherent units in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions
3.4 Use significant figures in engineering calculations
3.5 Apply the techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions

Element:

4. Quote the results of the application of the aeronautical scientific principles and techniques correctly

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Quote solutions for applications involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style
4.2 Quote solutions for applications not involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style


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 labortary testings and/or simulations

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 MEM23084A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DelieveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, equipment (in the lab) & OHS issues.
Physics fundamentals
1.1, 1.2
2Physics-momentum, centre of gravity2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
3

Physics-circular and orbital motion, oscillation and simple harmonic motion
Blackboard quiz 1 and instant online feedback
Assignment PART A (Research part) issues

2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
4Stress Analysis-2D force system and moment2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
5Stress Analysis-3D force system
Assignment PART A (Research part) is due
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
6Stress Analysis-2D and 3D trusses, frame and supports
Assignment part A feedback session
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
7Stress Analysis lab2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
8Stress Analysis-stresses
Blackboard quiz 2 and instant online feedback
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
9Mechanics of Flight
NASA simulation lab / video
Assignment part B issues
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
10Mechanics of Flight
NASA simulation lab
Blackboard quiz 3 and instant online feedback
Summary of feedback session for quiz 1 and 2
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
11Aircraft Dynamic Stability2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
12Aircraft Dynamic Stability
Blackboard quiz 4 and instant online feedback
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
13Aircraft Mechanisms-mechanical systems2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
14Aircraft Mechanisms-mechanical vibration, static and dynamics loading
Mechanical simulation lab
Blackboard quiz 5 and instant online feedback
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
15Digital Electronics-AC and DC conversion, logic circuits and logic families2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
16Digital Electronics- flip flop circuits, timing and control, circuit analysis
Blackboard quiz 6 and instant online feedback
Assignment part B is due
 
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
17Revision
Written Assignment part B feedback session
Summary of feedback session for quiz 3 to 6
2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2
18Final Test2.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2

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 12 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


References

Essential University Physics, R. Wolfson, first edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2007

Introduction to Flight, McGraw-Hill., Anderson, J.D., 1989, ISBN 0070016410

Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 3rd Ed., Anderson, J.D., McGraw-Hill, 2001, ISBN 0072373350

Marks’Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Baumeister, T. et al, McGraw-Hill, 1987


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.

Audio-visual aids and course notes and relevant online 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: Assignment Part A & Part B

Weighting towards final grade Part A (%): 10

Weighting towards final grade Part B (%): 20

 

Assessment 2: Blackboard Quizzes 1-6

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 3: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Assignment (Part A & Part B)

Blackboard quizzes 1- 6

Final Test

1.1

X

 

 

1.2

X

 

 

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

3.4

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignment Part A, Week 5 & Part B, Week 16
Weighting towards final grade Part A (%): 10%
Weighting towards final grade Part B (%): 20%


Assessment 2: Blackboard Quizzes, Weeks 1-6
(Quiz 1: 3%- Week 3, quiz 2: 5%-Week 8, quiz 3: 3%-Week 10, quiz 4: 3%-Week 12, quiz 5: 3%-Week 14, quiz 6: 3%-Week 16)
Weighting towards final grade (%):20%


Assessment 3: Final Test, Week 18
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

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 MEM23084A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM23084A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.22.12.23.13.23.33.44.14.2
Assignment (Part A & Part B)XXXXXXXXXX
Blackboard quizzes 1-6   XXXXXXXX
Final test  XXX

 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 (Part A & Part B)XXX  X   XX X
Blackboard quizzes 1-6X    X         
Final testX    X         
All assessments
MEM23084A
3311003110
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

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 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.

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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