Course Title: Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MIET6327C

Course Title: Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Kah Kheong Soo
Tel: 61 3 9925 4019
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

MEA340A Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Course Description

This unit of competency covers selecting appropriate methods, processes and construction techniques within aeronautical engineering.
Applications of this unit include identifying the range of manufacturing and construction methods and processes required for aeronautical engineering applications; identifying sources of information on methods and processes; selecting methods and processes; and specifying or implementing methods and processes for applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23073A Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

Element:

1. Research and categorise methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical applications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and categorise methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical engineering applications using appropriate information sources
1.2 Identify methods, processes and construction techniques to suit continuous production, mass, batch or jobbing shop production, prototype applications
1.3 Identify applications suitable for sequential or work cell manufacture or assembly
1.4 Identify manufacturing requirements of total quality management (TQM), just in time (JIT) and competitive (lean manufacturing) environments

Element:

2. Evaluate and select appropriate methods, processes and construction techniques for particular aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider or apply appropriate scientific principles to enable methods, processes and construction techniques choices
2.2 Provide for appropriate materials properties knowledge in methods, processes and construction techniques choices
2.3 Implement appropriate materials handling procedures, including compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS) and environment requirements, legislative and regulatory requirements
2.4 Use appropriate calculations and assumptions to enable methods, processes and construction techniques choices
2.5 Apply appropriate waste and pollution treatment and recycling techniques and policies to applications
2.6 Consider suitability of application to continuous production, mass, batch or jobbing shop production, prototyping sequential or work cell manufacture or assembly appropriately in choice of methods, processes and construction techniques
2.7 Research and evaluate manufacturing requirements of TQM, JIT, group technology and competitive (lean manufacturing) environments for a range of applications
2.8 Select and evaluate measurement and test methods for particular product or process outputs

Element:

3. Specify and implement methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select, specify and implement applicable methods, processes and construction techniques for particular aeronautical applications

Element:

4. Apply basic workshop knowledge and skills relevant to aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify the range and applications of basic workshop skills
4.2 Demonstrate relevant basic workshop skills
4.3 Apply appropriate basic workshop skills to particular engineering applications


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 depend 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. Peer assessment and a progress report at the end of semester form parts of the assessment.


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 MEM23073A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics Delivered Elements / Performance Criteria
 1OH&S Brief, Overview of the course
Introduction to aircraft classification
1, 2, 3 & 4
 2Introduction to aircraft parts and their construction methods 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4
 3Introduction to manufacturing processes and engineering methods
Product Design and Concurrent Engineering
 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4
 4Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Disassembly, and Service
Green Design and Manufacturing
 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5
 5Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management 2.6,2.7,2.8
 6JIT and Lean Manufacturing 1.4,2.7
 7Material handling - OH&S, environmental requirements, legislative and regulatory requirements 2.3,2.5
 8Selection of Manufacturing Processes 1.2
 9Casting, moulding and forming, machining, materials handling, pollution treatment 2.2,2.6,2.8
 10Assignment preparation 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,4.1
 11Assessment 1 Due 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,4.1
 12Assessment 1 feedback and re-assessment 
 13Project 
 14Project 
 15Assessment 2 Project Due 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,4.1,4.2,4.3
 16Project and Assessment 3 Due 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,2.8,3.1,4.1,4.2,4.3
 17Assessments 2 & 3 feedback and re-assessment 
 18Assessments 2 & 3 feedback and re-assessment 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology by Serope Kalpakjian and Steven Schmid

Class notes and tutorials


References


Other Resources

Aircraft and Component manufacturer’s manuals/catalogues and industrial magazines and website information gathering.


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: Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 2: Laboratory / Workshop practical

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 3: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Quiz

Laboratory /Workshop practical

Test

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

1.4

x

x

x

2.1

x

x

x

2.2

x

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

2.4

x

x

x

2.5

x

x

x

2.6

x

x

x

2.7

x

x

x

2.8

x

x

x

3.1

x

x

x

4.1

x

x

x

4.2

x

x

x

4.3

x

x

x


Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed in various ways to ensure you meet the requirements of the course. Assessment tasks consist of Design Portfolio and Design Project Report. Successful completion of the course is achieved when you attain competency mark for ALL assessment tasks.
 

Assessment task one - Assignment (50%)
Assessment task two - Project model (30%)
Assessment task three - Presentation (20%)
 

This is a competency-based course. You must achieve competency for all Elements in order to pass. If you have achieved an overall competent result you will then be given a graded assessment.


Assessment Matrix

 

 Assessment taskElement Weighting
Assessment 1 (Assignment)1,2,3,450%
Assessment 2 (Project model)1,2,3,430%
Assessment 2 (Project presentation)1,2,3,420%

Assessment vs MEM23073A Elements & Performance Criteria 

MEM23.73A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.83.14.14.24.3
Assessment Task 1
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
Assessment Task 3
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
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assessment Task 1xxx x x x     x x   x 
Assessment Task 2xx  x x x x  x x  x x  x x
 Assessment Task 3x x x x x   x x  x x  x x
All Assessments MEM23073A 3 2 2 3331022121022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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

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 30 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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