Course Title: Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MIET6325C

Course Title: Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering project

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

Kah Kheong Soo
Phone: 99254019
E-mail: kah.soo@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
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM23052A Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or related situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers engineering fundamentals required to support aerospace mechanical and manufacturing product, process, system or service design, development and improvement. Control, data collection and supervisory systems are selected and implemented with technical assistance.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM14083A Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering

Element:

1. Research, evaluate and support implementation and report on designing and development processes within an industrial context

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and evaluate applications for problem solving, implementation and improvement processes, philosophies and techniques, including problem solving, brainstorming, decision-tree, trade-off tables, Kaizen, total quality management (TQM) and tools of TQM
1.2 Support implementation and report on engineering projects incorporating problem solving, improvement processes, philosophies and techniques
1.3 Research, evaluate and report on case studies involving production processes

Element:

2. Identify resources, skills, knowledge and techniques required by engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify resources, skills, knowledge and techniques for engineering applications
2.2 With the help of others, identify control and supervisory systems if required by particular applications
2.3 Identify functional attributes of components and systems of aeronautical engineering projects

Element:

3. Identify and use sources of information on resources, skills and knowledge for engineering projects

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and use appropriate sources of information on resources, skills, knowledge and techniques for engineering projects
3.2 Use trade language and descriptions of resources and techniques as appropriate
3.3 Implement appropriate computing techniques in the process of sourcing, categorising, cataloguing and reporting on resources search results for engineering applications

Element:

4. Apply engineering fundamentals in support of selection of resources for engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Apply appropriate basic scientific principles and techniques in support of selection of resources for engineering applications
4.2 Use appropriate calculations and assumptions to enable choices of resources for engineering applications
4.3 Apply appropriate materials properties, methods and processes knowledge in support of selection of resources for engineering applications
4.4 Select appropriate resources for the engineering application based on functional or performance specification of system and components of application

Element:

5. Specify resources, and technical support requirements

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Specify resources and technical support for engineering applications sufficient to facilitate their identification and supply
5.2 Identify suppliers of resources and technical support

Element:

6. Assist with design specifications and development procedures for engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Contribute significantly to the creation of design, implementation, installation, commissioning and maintenance procedures, and documents for specific engineering applications
6.2 Implement appropriate computing and programming techniques in the process of development of design specifications and documentation for specific engineering applications
6.3 Create and file design graphics and documentation suitable to the design and development process of the application or project in accordance with organisational and contractual requirements

Element:

7. Assist with implementation of design and development

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Assist significantly with implementation of design, development, installation, commissioning and maintenance in accordance with regulatory requirements, specifications and documentation for specific aeronautical engineering applications

Element:

8. Review and report on design implementation

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Review design implementation
8.2 Report on and record results of design, investigation, selection, specification and implementation, installation, commissioning and maintenance processes


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

The course is primarily project-based and is largely student-directed. You will be allocated in groups of 2-3 students (number of students may change depending on complexity of the project) and each group will work as a team on a design project based on a given design specification. Each group nominates a group leader and meet the advisor at least once each week.

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

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.
EA2.1. 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.
EA3.1. 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 MEM14083A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below: 

WeekTopic Delivered
Elements/PerformanceCriteria
1Introduction to design process, design organisation and design documentation1.1-1.3
2-4Project scoping2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2
5Submission of project plan - Assesment  task 1 (15%)2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2,6.1-6.3,7.1,8.1,8.2
6-12Weekly design team meeting with supervisor2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2,6.1-6.3,7.1,8.1,8.2
13Final portoflio review2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2,6.1-6.3,7.1,8.1,8.2
14Portoflio presentation - Assessment task 1 (35%)2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2,6.1-6.3,7.1,8.1,8.2
15Presentation feedback2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2,6.1-6.3,7.1,8.1,8.2
16Review of report and submission - Assessment task 2 (50%)2.1-2.3,3.1-3.3,4.1-4.4,5.1,5.2,6.1-6.3,7.1,8.1,8.2
17-18Assessment Feedback 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No textbook is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external websites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).


References

1. Jenkinson Lloyd R. & Marchman, James F., “Aircraft Design Projects for Engineering Students”, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
2. Dym, Clive L. and Little, Patrick, ”Engineering Design: A project based Introduction”, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
3. Giesecke, F.E. et al. “Modern Graphics Communication”, Prentice Hall, 2010.
4. Gindis, Elliot, “Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling”, Academic Press, 2011.
5. Munir M. Hamad, “AutoCAD 2010 Essentials”, Jones and Bartlett Publisher, 2010


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: Assessment Task 1 - 

Part A:Design Project Plan
Weighting towards final grade (%):15%

Part B:Weekly Progress report & Portfolio of evidence
Weighting towards final grade:30%

 

Assessment 2: Assessment Task 2 -

Part A-Project presentation
Weighting towards final grade:15%

Part B-Progress project Report
Weighting towards final grade:15%

Part C-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 Task 1 (Parts A and B)

Assessment Task 2 (parts A, B and C)

 

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

x

x

4.1

x

x

4.2

x

x

4.3

x

x

4.4

x

x

5.1

x

x

5.2

x

x

6.1

x

x

6.2

x

x

6.3

x

x

7.1

x

x

8.1

x

x

8.2

x

x

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task One: Week 5 - Design Project Plan due (15%) & Week 14 - Portfolio Presentation due (35%)
Assessment Task Two: Week 16 - Report due (50%)

All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. One student of a group will have account created for this software and must submit the group report by 5 pm on Due Week through TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.


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 MEM14083A Elements & Performance Criteria


MEM14083A Elements & Performance Criteria

1.1
1.2
1.3
2.1
2.2
2.3
3.1
3.2
3.3
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5.1
5.2
6.1
6.2
6.3
7.1
8.1
8.2
Assessment Task 1x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Assessment Task 2
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

 

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

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
Assessment Task 1
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Assessment Task 2
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
All assessment MEM14083A
2
2
1
2
2
1
3
3
2
3
1
3
2
3
3
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 25 hours outside the class time.

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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