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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MIET6325C

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

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 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amir Fard
Ph: +61 3 9925 4184
Email: amir.fard@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by email

 

Program Manager

Dr Amita Iyer

Ph: +61 3 9925 8311

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
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

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

• Lectures
• Reports
• Guest speakers / Site visit(s)
 
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 MEM14083A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below: 

WeekTopic Delivered
Elements/PerformanceCriteria
1Introduction to the course: Design support and reverse engineering and identifying functional attributes of components2.3
2Improvement processes, philosophies and techniques (decision-tree, trade-off/optimisation, total quality management (TQM) and its tools1.2
3

Design Project: project planning

Design project brief and the course assessment method will be handed in

1.1,1.2,1.3
4

Introduction to project management and tools of project engineers for the implementation and improvement of processes

Weekly design team meeting with supervisor

Elements 1-7
5

Implementation of design: Control and supervisory systems

Weekly design team meeting with supervisor

(Project plan submission) - 15%

2.1,2.2
6-8

Weekly design team meeting with supervisor

Elements 1-7
9

Weekly design team meeting with supervisor

(Project progress report submission)-15%

 

Elements 1-8
10-13Weekly design team meeting with supervisorElements 1-7
14(Design Presentation) -15% (Weekly progress report submission & Portfolio of evidence Due) -30%)1.2, 1.3
15Feedback to students (Review of assessment requirements)Elements 1-8
16(Project Final Report Due) - 25% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 20 hours outside the class time. 

 

 


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 posted on Blackboard.


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.Fielding, John P. "Introduction to Aircraft Design", Cambridge University Press, 1999.
3. Giesecke, F.E. et al. “Modern Graphics Communication”, Prentice Hall, 2010.
 


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.


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 1: Assessment Task 1 -

                        Part A: Design Project Plan, (Due week 5)

                                   Weighting towards final grade (%): 15%

                        Part B: Weekly Progress report (Due weeks 6-13) & Portfolio of evidence (Due week 14)

                                   Weighting towards final grade: 30%

Assessment 2: Assessment Task 2 -

                        Part A-project presentation, Due week 14 
                                   Weighting towards final grade: 15%

                        Part B- Progress project Report, Due week 9  
                                   Weighting towards final grade: 15% 

                        Part C- Final Project report, Due week 16

                                   Weighting towards final grade: 25%

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 1 (Parts A and B)

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Assessment Task 2 (parts A, B and C)

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: Part A & Part B
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 assessments MEM14083A
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
22
2
1
2
2
22
2
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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