Course Title: Theory Of Flight

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: AERO5383

Course Title: Theory Of Flight

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Teacher: Ms. Yadana Wai
Contact Details: Location: City Campus, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4461

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Yr 10 or trade level mathematics

Course Description

The purpose of this learning unit is to provide competency based training to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge for understanding the principles of aerodynamics from subsonic through to supersonic flight. This course provides an understanding of:
• Airflow
• Conditions of flight
• Lift and forces
• Drag
• Wing theory
• Lift augmentation
• Aircraft control
• Balancing
• Stability
• Aircraft speed
• Experimental techniques
• Wind tunnel testing.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

NAM07 Theory of Flight

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the effects and applicability of the terms and conditions relating to airflow
2. Explain the principles of operation relating to aerofoils and lift augmentation
3. Explain the conditions that relate to flight stability and control
4. Explain the factors that affect an aircraft in subsonic and high speed flight

Details of Learning Activities

Tutorial sessions will be scheduled in accordance with the students need.

Teaching Schedule

1Tutorial 1
2Tutorial 2
3Tutorial 3
4Tutorial 4
 5Tutorial 5
 6Tutorial 6
 7Tutorial 7
 8Tutorial 8
 9Tutorial 9
 10Tutorial 10
 11Tutorial 11 & revision
 12Final Exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1.Driekorn, M, 1995. Aviation Industry Quality Systems ISO 9000 and the Federal Aviation Regulations, ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

3. Fielding, J. P. (John Peter),1999. Introduction to aircraft Design, Cambridge Aerospace Series II, Cambridge University Press, UK

4. Howe, Denis, 1998, Aircraft conceptual design synthesis, Professional Engineering Publishing, UK

5. Raymer, Daniel P., 1999, Aircraft design : a conceptual approach 3rd Ed, AIAA Education Series, Virginia

Other Resources

Class notes and exercises

Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing pratical tasks to aerospace standard.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment (2012)
Participants are required to complete all the assessment tasks to pass the course.

Assessment Item 1 (40%): Assignment
Assessment Item 2 (60%): Exam

Grading Criteria
As all assessment items involve group work contribution, all members within the group will receive the same grade. If team members believe that a member has not contributed equally and deserves the group assessment grade, a detailed report in writing is to be submitted to Yadana Wai by Friday 30 th October 2009. No individual projects will be accepted.

NN 0-49%
PA 50 – 59%
CR 60 – 69%
DI 70 – 79%
HD 80-100%

Assessment Matrix

Assessment MethodLearning OutcomesPercentages
Assignment1 to 540%
Material Report1 to 560%

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