Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: AERO5815C

Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact number:. 99254461
e-mail: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

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

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

Course Description

This unit is part of Diploma and Advanced Diploma training pathways. It covers the basic design and schematic layout of aircraft systems,
including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems. A basic hydraulic system is set up and operated.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA340A Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Element:

1. Select and lay out schematically aircraft mechanical systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Mechanical system applications in aircraft design and their relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other system types are identified.
1.2. Components of mechanical systems are identified.
1.3. A mechanical system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
1.4. Mechanical system maintenance requirements are identified.

Element:

2. Select and lay out schematically aircraft hydraulic systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Hydraulic system applications in aircraft design, their operation and their relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other system types are identified.
2.2. Aircraft hydraulic fluids, their characteristics and handling precautions are identified.
2.3. Components of hydraulic systems are identified and their operation is described in general terms.
2.4. A hydraulic system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
2.5. Hydraulic system maintenance requirements are identified.

Element:

3. Select and lay out schematically aircraft pneumatic systems

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Pneumatic system applications in aircraft design, their operation and their relative advantages and disadvantages compared to other system types are identified.
3.2. Components of pneumatic systems are identified and their operation is described in general terms.
3.3. A pneumatic system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
3.4. Pneumatic system maintenance requirements are identified.

Element:

4. Select and lay out schematically aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Typical fuel storage and distribution systems used in aircraft design are identified.
4.2. Components of fuel storage and distribution systems are identified and their operation is described.
4.3. A fuel storage and distribution system is selected for an application, the schematic layout is sketched and all components are labelled.
4.4. Types of aircraft fuel, their characteristics and handling precautions are identified.
4.5. Fuel storage and distribution system maintenance requirements are identified.

Element:

5. Set up and operate a simple hydraulic system

Performance Criteria:

5.1. The hydraulic system is sketched and all components are labelled.
5.2. Required components are obtained.
5.3. The system is assembled and operated.


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate a variety of learning methods, such as lectures, class discussions, tutorials, projects, and assessment task.


Teaching Schedule

Please note:-

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

Refer to Blackboard for schedule.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes.


References


Other Resources

Bent, R.D.M. McKinley, J. Aircraft Basic Science, McGraw Hill, New York

Crane, D. Airframe Section, Aviation Maintenance Publishing, Basin, Wyoming

Delp, Bent and McKinley, Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, McGraw Hill, New York

Merrill, S.W. Fluid power for Aircraft, International Aviation Publishing Inc., USA

Neese, W.A. Aircraft Hydraulic Systems, Kriger Publishing Company, Florida, USA

Pease, D.A. Pippenger, J.J. Basic Fluid Power, Prentice Hill, New Jersey

Rohner, Pl, Industrial Hydraulic Control, A.E. Press Melbourne

Vickers, Industrial Hydraulic Manual, Lithol, USA

Airframes and Power plant Mechanics, Airframe Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publishing, Washington, DC, USA

Peters, D. Aircraft Maintenance Basic Fundamental Devices and Systems, Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, ACT

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, Aircraft Inspection and Repair, Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA

Crane, D. Aircraft Wheels and Brakes and Anti Skid Systems, International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1 - Assignment.
Task 2 - Assignment.
Task 3 - Online assessment.

All assessment task need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

The student’s grade will be marking as the following:

CAG (Competency Achieved-Graded)
CC(Compent with credit) 
CDI(Competent twith Distinction)
CHD(Competent with High Distinction)
NYC (Not yet Competent )
DNS (Did not submit for assessment)


Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
Task 11,2,3,4&51.1 to 1.4
2.1 to 2.5
3.1 to 3.4
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.3
Task 21,2,3,4&51.1 to 1.4
2.1 to 2.5
3.1 to 3.4
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.3
Task 31,2,3,4&51.1 to 1.4
2.1 to 2.5
3.1 to 3.4
4.1 to 4.5
5.1 to 5.3

Other Information

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
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no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

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Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


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