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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Kah Kheong Soo
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
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
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:
•installed engine running
•aircraft ground movement (unpowered)
•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:
•maximum take off weight
•maximum landing weight
•zero fuel weight
•centre of gravity
•centre of gravity limits
•mean aerodynamic chord
•unusable fuel and oil
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:
•electrical power carts
•ground power units
•waste servicing rigs
4.2 Describe servicing, inspection and calibration requirements for aircraft support equipment including:
4.3 Describe support equipment storage and handling precautions in relation to:
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:
•harnesses and restraints
•cargo handling and retention equipment
Refer to Blackboard for schedule of classes.
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.
Written exam covering learning outcome 1,2, 3 & 5.
Research project covering learning outcome 4.
|Learning outcome covered:-|
|Exam||Learning Outcome 1,2,3&5|
|Assignment||Learning Outcome 4|
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