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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: AERO5960C

Course Title: Apply basic 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 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact Number: 9925 4461
Email:yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency covers applying basic scientific principles and techniques to appropriate aeronautical engineering situations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA349B Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1. Research and identify the range of basic scientific principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The basic scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering are researched and reported on from appropriate sources of information and examination of applications
1.2 The basic aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware required to implement scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering situations are identified
 

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 For particular aeronautical engineering situations, the relevant basic aeronautical scientific techniques and principles can be selected
2.2 For particular aeronautical engineering situations, the relevant basic aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware can be selected
 

Element:

3. Apply the relevant basic aeronautical scientific principles and techniques appropriately

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The basic aeronautical scientific principles are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution
3.2 Appropriate calculations and coherent units are used in the solution of engineering calculations
3.3 Significant figures are used in engineering calculations
3.4 The basic aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions
 

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

4.1 For applications involving engineering calculations, the solution is quoted in an appropriate style
4.2 For applications not involving engineering calculations, the solution is quoted in an appropriate style
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorial
  • Practical lab testings/Simulation labs
  • Reports

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

EA 1.1. 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 MEA349B 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, & OHS issues
Introduction to basic scientific principles, Unit and Conversion
Brief research principles
1.1, 1.2
2Statics-Vectors and Scalar
Assignment 1 issues
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
3Statics-Forces and Moments
Blackboard quiz 1 and instant online feedback
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
4Statics-Forces and Moments
Assignment 1 part A (research part) is due 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
5Statics-Forces, Moments and Dry Friction
Statics Lab Demonstration
Blackboard quiz 2 and instant online feedback 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
6Strength of materials-Axial and Shear Stresses
Assignment 1 Part A feedback is given 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
7Strength of materials-bolted, riveted, bonded and welded connections 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
8Strength of materials-shear in beams 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
9Strength of materials-bending stresses and bending deflections (by standard formulas only) 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
10Strength of materials-Torsion
Blackboard quiz 3 and instant online feedback 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
11Dynamics-kinematics and kinetics of uniformly accelerated linear motion, curvilinear motion 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
12Dynamics-kinematics and kinetics of uniformly accelerated rotation
Projectile Motion Lab 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
13Newton’s Laws and Centrifugal Force 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
14Work, energy, power and torque, mechanical advantage and efficiency 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
15Work, energy, power and torque, mechanical advantage and efficiency
Blackboard quiz 4 and instant online feedback 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
16Revision, Submit Assignment 1 part B 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
17Summary of feedback session for sem1 blackboard quizzes and assignment 1 part B 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
18Unit Test 1 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
19Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues.
thermodynamics: heat transfer principles (conduction, convection and radiation)
Assignment 2 issues 
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
20Thermodynamics: perfect gas laws, kinetic theory of gases 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
21Thermodynamics: laws of thermodynamics 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
22Fluid mechanics: properties of fluids including mineral and synthetic hydraulic fluids
Assignment 2 part A (research part) is due 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
23Fluid mechanics: fluid statics, Archimedes’ Principle and Pascal’s Principle 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
24Fluid mechanics: fluid flow-continuity and energy conservation and fluid power-pump 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
25Aerodynamics: the atmosphere, Bernoulli’s Theorem 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
26Aerodynamics: aerodynamic forces (lift, drag, weight and thrust)
Assignment 2 Part A feedback is given 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
27Aerodynamics: aircraft performance, stability and control 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
28Aerodynamics: airscrews and propulsion
Blackboard quiz 5 and instant online feedback
Aerodynamic Lab 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
29Electricity and electronics 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
30Electricity and electronics 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
31Control concepts including closed and open loop control 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
32Light, sound and vibration
Vibration Lab Demonstration 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
33Light, sound and vibration
Blackboard quiz 6 and instant online feedback 
2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
34Revision, Submit Assignment 2 part B 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
35Summary of feedback session for sem2 blackboard quizzes and assignment 2 part B 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
36Unit Test 2 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 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

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

Aircraft engineering principles, Lloyld Dingle,Elsevier, ISBN 0 7506 5015 X, 2005

Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Applied Physics, 3rd edition, Arthur Beiser,ISBN 0-07-005201-8,1999

Statics and Mechanics of Materials, 3rd Edition, R.C.Hibbler, ISBN-10: 0132166747, 2010


Other Resources

Audio-visual aids and course notes and relevant on-line 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: Part A and Part B

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10 (Part A)

and

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10 (Part B)

 

Assessment 2: Part A and Part B

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10 (Part A)

And

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10 (Part B)

 

Assessment 3: Blackboard quizzes

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 4: Unit test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 5: Unit test 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/ Performance Criteria

Assignment 1 (Parts A & B)

Assignment 2 (Parts A & B)

Blackboard quizzes

Unit test 1

Unit test 2

1.1

X

X

 

 

 

1.2

X

X

 

 

 

2.1

X

X

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

X

X

3.4

X

X

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assignment 1: Part A, 10%-Week 4 and Part B, 10%-Week 16
Assignment 2: Part A, 10%-Week 22 and Part B, 10%-Week 34
Blackboard quiz 1: 2%-Week 3, Blackboard quiz 2:2%-Week 5, Blackboard quiz 3:3%-Week 10, Blackboard quiz 4:3%-Week 15, Blackboard quiz 5:5%-Week 28, Blackboard quiz 6:5%-Week 33
Unit test 1, 20% - Week 17-18
Unit test 2, 20%-Week 35-36

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 MEA349B Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEA349B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.22.12.23.13.23.33.44.14.2
Assignment 1XXXXXXXXXX
Assignment 2XXXXXXXXXX
Blackboard quizzes  XXXXXXXX
Unit test 1  XXXXXXXX
Unit test 2  XXXXXXXX

 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
Assignment 1XXX   X X    X X X  X
Assignment 2XXXX   X X    X X X  X
Blackboard quizzesXX     X         
Unit test 1XX     X         
Unit test 2XX     X         
All assessments
MEA 349B
3 3 1 10 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
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

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• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development
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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 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.
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Email Communication:
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