Course Title: Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: AERO5957C

Course Title: Apply automated systems 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 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luigi La Forgia
Phone: +613 99254864
Email: luigi.laforgia@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

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

Course Description

This unit of competency covers applying scientific principles and techniques to automated systems in aeronautical engineering.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23097A Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1. Identify the range of principles and techniques relevant to automated systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and report on automated systems engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles relating to automated systems applications using appropriate sources of information
1.2 Identify regulatory requirements associated with automated systems

Element:

2. Select principles and techniques relevant to automated systems applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select the relevant principles for particular automated systems situations the relevant principles
2.2 Select the relevant techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular automated systems situations

Element:

3. Apply the relevant automated systems principles and techniques appropriately

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply the 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 automated systems 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
• Practicals/Project Work
• Class discussion

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 MEM23097A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopic DeliveredElement/Performance Criteria
1

Introduction to course
Assessment briefs 

1.1-1.2
2Class discussion, research and critical reflections on automated system scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering 1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2
3

Regulatory requirements associated with automated systems in aeronautical engineering:

  • Civil Aviation Regulations or Civil Aviation Safety Regulations
  • Technical Airworthiness Maintenance Manual (AAP 7001.053)
  • Federal Aviation Regulations (United States)
  • European Aviation Safety Regulations 
  • Transport Canada CTA Rules
1.2
4

Assessment 1 (Progress Report on Assessment 2) Due

1.1-1.2
5Technologies, software and hardware of a relevant technique for a particular automated system situation2.2
6Use of appropriate calculations and correct units to establish quantities
Use of coherent units in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions
Use of significant figures in engineering calculations
3.2-3.4
7Provide students with mentorship and guidance on assessment 2 as required by them and/or PLC programming tuition1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5
8See week 71.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5
9Assessment 2 presentations due (9 groups by 20 mins over 3 weeks)1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5
10See week 91.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5
11See week 91.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5
12Provide students with mentorship and guidance on assessment 3 as required by them and/or PLC programming tuition1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.2
13See week 121.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.2
14Assessment 3 practical demonstrations due (9 groups by 20 mins over 3 weeks)1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.2
15See week 141.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.2
16See week 141.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.2
17-18Student feedback / Resit1.1-1.2, 2.1-2.2, 3.1-3.5, 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 minimum time is 20 hours outside the class time.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


References

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

Nelson, R.C., 1998, Flight stability and Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill.

Phillips, W. F., 2004, Mechanics of Flight, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471334588

Mircoelectronics in Aircraft Systems, 1985, E H J Pallett

Pamadi, B. N., 2004, Performance, Stability, Dynamics, and Control of Airplanes, 2nd Ed., AIAA Education Series

Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, 2013,Thomas K Eismin, McGraw-Hill


Other Resources

Blackboard, audio-visual aids and course notes.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Research, Presentation and Report, Weeks 9-11 (Please refer to assessment sheet)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

Assessment 2: Practical Demonstrations, Weeks 14-16 (Please refer to assessment sheet)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

 

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

 

 Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1: Research, Presentation and Report

Assessment 2:Practical Demo

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

3.4

X

X

3.5

X

X

4.1

 

X

4.2

 

X

 


Assessment Tasks

 Assessment 1 – Progress Report on Assessment 2, 10%; Week 4

Assessment 2 – Research, Presentation and Report, 40%; Weeks 9-11(Please refer to assessment sheet)

Assessment 3 - Practical Demonstrations, 50%; Weeks 14-16 (Please refer to assessment sheet)

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 MEM23097A Elements & Performance Criteria

MEM23097A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.22.12.23.13.23.33.43.54.14.2
Assessment 1XX         
Assessment 2XXXXXXXXX  
Assessment 3XXXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assessment 1XXXXXX    XXXXXX
Assessment 2XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Assessment 3XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
All Assessments3333332222132223
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 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 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 lodgement 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: 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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