Course Title: Aerospace Engineering Design Project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: AERO5398

Course Title: Aerospace Engineering Design Project

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Elke Ferraro

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4070

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact Details: Location: City Campus, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4461
Fax: 9925 8099

Nominal Hours: 100

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

AERO5401 Aerospace Engineering Design Concepts

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide competency based training in broad aerospace engineering design skills. This course encompasses elements of:
• Project management
• Client liaison
• Preliminary and other design options
• Tender documentation and procedures
• Detail and final engineering design
• Technical reporting and presentation
• Airworthiness certification processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH139 Aerospace Engineering Design Project

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce a design and development brief of options for ‘approval to proceed’.
2. Design an aerospace engineering solution from a clients brief to involve standard and proven design techniques and to comply with airworthiness requirements.
3. Draw preliminary general arrangements, design and detail drawings.
4. Prepare a written report on the design project.
5. Present technical information orally.

Details of Learning Activities

Course Description
The purpose of this module is to provide competency based training in a broad based aerospace engineering design skills. This module encompasses elements of: Project management; client liaison; preliminary and other design options; tender documentation and procedures; detail and final engineering design; technical reporting and presentation; airworthiness certification processes.
The delivering of the course is blended modes of lectures, tutorials, lab testing, presentation and design and development of overall project.
The module facilitates articulation into Aerospace and Engineering degree courses.

Teaching Schedule

1Introduction to Aerospace Design ProjectLecture
2Project Management (Team member selection)Lecture, member declaration process for the group project
3Introduction to Conceptual Design Process

Lecture, Group discussion

Written project is started.

4Preliminary DesignLecture, Group discussion

Detail Design

Lecture, Group discussion
 6Material SelectionGroup Discussion
 7Material TestingLab & Report writing
 8 Material TestingLab & Report writing
 9Proposed design constructionActual group activity to built the proposed designs
 10Proposed design construction Actual group activity to built the proposed designs
 11 PresentationGroup Presentation
 12 TestingTesting on built designs
 13Written ProjectGroup written project is due.

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

Assessment consists of one major project consisting of Group-based work, Critical Design Review, Structural Design Review, Final Design Report) and Group presentation.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment (2009)
Participants are required to complete all the assessment tasks to pass the course.

Assessment Item 1 (5%): Lab material testing involvement (Compulsory attendance for all group members)
Assessment Item 2 (5%): Lab material testing report
Assessment Item 3 (10%): Class Presentation (Compulsory attendance for all group members)
Assessment Item 4 (70%): Written Report
Assessment Item 5 (10%): Group Peer Review

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 Elke Ferraro by Friday 26th October 2007. No individual projects will be accepted.

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

Academic Misconduct
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment MethodLearning OutcomesPercentages
Lab Testing25%
Material Report1,25%
Project Presentation1,2,3,510%
Project Written Report1 to 470%
Peer Review1 to 510%

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