Course Title: Engineering Support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: AERO5406

Course Title: Engineering Support

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 Email:steven.bevan@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kah Kheong Soo
Rm 57.5.20
99254019

Nominal Hours: 40

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

AERO5384 Introduction To Aerospace

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in allied and support functions related to aerospace engineering.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH163 Engineering Support


Learning Outcomes


1. Describe safety precautions and procedures associated with aircraft ground movement and engine running.
2. Describe aspects of aircraft servicing.
3. Describe and apply concepts of aircraft weight control.
4. Describe aircraft support equipment and applications.
5. Describe aspects of aircraft furnishings, restraint devices and emergency equipment.


Details of Learning Activities

1. Describe safety precautions and procedures associated with aircraft ground movement and engine running
1.1 Describe and/or demonstrate safety precautions and procedures for:
•engine starting
•installed engine running
•aircraft ground movement (unpowered)
•aircraft towing
•aircraft chocking and tying down
•aircraft replenishments and defuelling
•marshalling and parking
2. Describe aspects of aircraft servicing
2.1 Describe the various types of aircraft servicing
2.2 Describe aircraft component lifting requirements
2.3 Describe the need for scheduled and non-scheduled servicing
3. Describe and apply concepts of aircraft weight control
3.1 Explain the meaning of terms associated with aircraft weight control including:
•datum
•empty weight
•operating weight
•maximum take off weight
•ramp weight
•maximum landing weight
•zero fuel weight
•fixed equipment
•removable equipment
•centre of gravity
•centre of gravity limits
•mean aerodynamic chord
•unusable fuel and oil
•moment
3.2 Perform simple weight control calculations to determine:
•aircraft centre of gravity
•the effect on centre of gravity of material or equipment/modification installation and removal
3.3 Identify information requirements for aircraft weighing summary and load data records
4. Describe aircraft support equipment and applications
4.1 Describe aircraft support equipment, operation and applications including:
•jacks
•stands
•trestles
•alignment rigs
•electrical power carts
•portable lighting
•hydraulic rigs
•chocks
•trolleys
•ladders
•compressed gas
•ground power units
•airconditioning rigs
•pressurisation rigs
•waste servicing rigs
•lifting slings
•refuelling equipment
4.2 Describe servicing, inspection and calibration requirements for aircraft support equipment including:
•periodical inspection
•calibration
•sampling
•load testing
•documentation
4.3 Describe support equipment storage and handling precautions in relation to:
•safety zones
•contamination
•jacking/dejacking
•oxygen replenishment
•refuelling/defuelling
•lifting/slinging
5. Describe aspects of aircraft furnishings, restraint devices and emergency equipment
5.1 Describe features, installation and removal procedures for aircraft furnishings and fittings including:
•trim
•seats
•harnesses and restraints
•emergency equipment
•galley equipment
•waste water
•cargo handling and retention equipment




 


Teaching Schedule

Refer to Blackboard for schedule of classes.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

1. Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, Airframe Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA
2. Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, General Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA
3. Crane, D., Airframe Section Textbook, Aviation Maintenance Publications, Basin, Wyoming, USA
4. Delp, Bent & McKinley, Aircraft Basic Science, McGraw Hill, New York, USA


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

Written exam covering learning outcome 1,2, 3 & 5.
Research project covering learning outcome 4.


Assessment Matrix

 Learning outcome covered:-
ExamLearning Outcome 1,2,3&5
AssignmentLearning Outcome 4

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