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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: AERO5955C

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

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 99254468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 

Ms Yadana Wai

Ph: 99254461

Email: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au   Program Manager   Dr Amita Iyer Ph: 99258311 Email: amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au  

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

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

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 laboratory 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

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week Topics Delivered Elements/Performance Criteria 
 1 

Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, equipment (in the lab) & OHS issues.

Physics  fundamentals
 1.1, 1.2
 2Physics-momentum, centre of gravity 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
 3Physics-circular and orbital motion, oscillation and simple harmonic motion
Blackboard quiz 1 and instant online feedback Assignment PART A (Research part) issues

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
 4 Stress Analysis-2D force system and moment 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
 5 Stress Analysis-3D force system
Assignment PART A (Research part) is due
 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
 6 Stress Analysis-2D and 3D trusses, frame and supports Assignment part A feedback session 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
 7 Stress Analysis lab 

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, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
9 Mechanics of Flight

NASA simulation lab / video

Assignment part B issues
 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
10 Mechanics of Flight NASA simulation lab

Blackboard quiz 3 and instant online feedback

Summary of feedback session for quiz 1 and 2
 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
11 Aircraft Dynamic Stability 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
12 Aircraft Dynamic Stability
Blackboard quiz 4 and instant online feedback
 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
13Aircraft Mechanisms-mechanical systems  

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
14 Aircraft Mechanisms-mechanical vibration, static and dynamics loading

Mechanical simulation lab

Blackboard quiz 5 and instant online feedback
 

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 families  

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, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
17

Revision

Written Assignment part B feedback session Summary of feedback session for quiz 3 to 6 
 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2
18 Final Test 

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,

3.5, 4.1, 4.2


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

0070016410

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

0072373350

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


Other 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 -10%, Week 5 & Part B - 20%, Week 16

Assessment 2: Blackboard quizzes 1-6 - 20% (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)

Assessment 3: Final test - 50%, Week 18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM23084A Elements & Performance Criteria

 

 

MEM23084A Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments

1.1

1.2

2.1

2.2

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

4.1

4.2

Assignment (Part A & Part B)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Blackboard quizzes 1-

6

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Final test

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 

 

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Assessments

EA1.1

EA1.2

EA1.3

EA1.4

EA1.5

EA1.6

EA2.1

EA2.2

EA2.3

EA2.4

EA3.1

EA3.2

EA3.3

EA3.4

EA3.5

EA3.6

Assignment (Part A & Part B)

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

Blackboard quizzes 1-6

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final test

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All assessments MEM23084A

 

3

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

3

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

1

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

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.

 

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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

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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.

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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 lodgment 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:

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