Course Title: Environment Systems and Integration

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: AERO5391

Course Title: Environment Systems and Integration

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

Mr. Andrew Kim
Location: City 57.5.20
Contact: 99254295

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace
MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Aerospace Physics

Course Description

This course aims to provide training on aircraft environmental systems and aircraft systems integration.
This course provides the underpinning knowledge in aircraft pressurisation, oxygen systems and air-conditioning principles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH735 Environment Systems and Integration

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain aircraft pressurisation terms and applications.
2. Explain principles of operation for pressurisation systems and components.
3. Explain principles of and terminology used in an aircraft air-conditioning system.
4. Describe vapour cycle air-conditioning systems and components including their respective constructional features and functions.
5. Describe air cycle air-conditioning systems and components, including their respective constructional features and functions.
6. Describe aircraft combustion heating system construction and operation.
7. Describe the function, construction and operation of aircraft fuel systems and components.
8. Explain the need for aircraft oxygen systems.
9. Describe the function, construction, layout and safety precautions associated with aircraft oxygen systems.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in tutorial, group discussions and written assignments.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Tutorial 1

Week 2: Tutorial 2

Week 3: Tutorial 3

Week 4: Tutorial 4

Week 5: Tutorial 5

Week 6: Tutorial 6

Week 7: Tutorial 7

Week8: Tutorial 8

Week 9: Tutorial 9

Week 10: Tutorial 10

Week 11: Revision

Week 12: Final Examination

There is a 26-hour student directed learning component in this course

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class handouts


Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, Airframe Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, General Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publications , Washington, DC, USA

Crane, D., 1986, Airframe Section, Aviation Maintenance Publishers, Basin, Wymong

Delp, Bent and McKinley, 1987, Aircraft Maintenance and Repair , 5th Ed, McGraw Hill, New York

Foye, J., 1992, Aircraft Technical Dicitonary, 3rd Ed, International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming

Pallett, E.H.J., 1987, Aircraft Electrical Systems, 3rd Ed., Pitman Publishing Ltd, London

Peters, D., 1989, Basic Functional Devices and Systems, Aircraft Maintenance Text 2, Australian Government Publishing Service

Other Resources

  1. Pen and paper
  2. Access to computer with word processing and internet

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignments - 30%

Assessment 2: Written Exam - 70%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
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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 lodgment 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.

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