Course Title: Aerospace Engineering Design Project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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 : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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

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 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, presentation for design and development of overall project. The student also needs to work on self-direct learning for the project outside the scheduled class time.

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 Selectionworking on material selection and preliminary cost analysis report
 8Material Selectionworking on material selection and preliminary cost analysis report
 9Proposed design constructionActual group activity to built the proposed designs
 10Proposed design constructionActual group activity to built the proposed designs
 11 PresentationGroup Presentation
 12 TestingTesting on built designs
 13Written ProjectGroup written project is due.

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

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 (10%) Material selection and preliminary cost analysis report
Assessment Item 2 (10%): Class Presentation (Compulsory attendance for all group members)
Assessment Item 3 (70%): Written Report
Assessment Item 4 (10%): Group Peer Review Report

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 the teacher by Friday 21st October 2011. 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
Material selection and preliminary cost analysis report 1,210%
Project Presentation1,2,3,510%
Project Written Report1 to 470%
Peer Review Report1 to 510%

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