Course Title: Avionics Systems And Integration

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: AERO5397

Course Title: Avionics Systems And Integration

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Kim
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099

Nominal Hours: 20

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

AERO5386 Aircraft Instrument Fundamentals
EEET6533 Aerospace Electronic Fundamentals 1

Course Description

This course aims to provide an overview of integrated avionics systems for personnel employed as para-professional technicians.
This course focuses on avionic system principles, interface and integration of systems such as compass, communication navigation and how these systems integrate together.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH153 Avionics Systems and Integration

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the basic principles of operation of the avionics systems and their sub-systems that make up a typical integrated system.
2. Describe the information required and generated by the sub-systems of avionics systems.
3. Describe to block diagram level the operation of an integrated avionics system of a typical modern aircraft.

Details of Learning Activities

The purpose of this module is to provide underpinning knowledge to support competency based training para-professional technicians.
Learning activities will include lectures and tutorials.
This module facilitates articulation into Aerospace and Engineering degree courses.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
What is the principle of operation of an Avionics system and the integration of these systems?.

Week 2
Building blocks of an integration Avionics system.

Week 3
Information and feedback systems of sub-systems of Avionics systems.

Describe to block diagram level the operation and integration of a typical modern aircraft.

Week 5
Final examination (closed book)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Collinson R.P.G., "Introduction to Avionics", Chapman & B Hall, 1988

Dale R. Cundy, Rick S. Brown, "Introduction to Avionics".

Bose K. 1981 4th Edition " Aviation Electronics", H. W. Sams Indianapolis

EA-AIS, 1985, "Aircraft Instrument System" Casper Wyo


Kendal B. 1993 "Manual of Avionics" Blackwell Scientific Publications, Melbourne

Pallett E.H.J. "Aircraft Instruments" 3rd Edition Longman, London.

Jepperson 1991 "Training Products (United Airlines), Avionics Fundamentals" Casper Wyo.

Henderson Max F. 1993 "Aircraft Instruments and Avionics for A&P Technicians" Casper Wyo


Other Resources

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

Students are required to complete two assessment tasks as follows"

Assessment 1 - Written Assignment (40%)

Assessment 2 - Final Examination - closed bookec (60%)

Assessment Matrix

 Learning Outcome% of Assessment
Assessment 11 to 340
Assessment 21 to 360

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