Course Title: Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET6325C

Course Title: Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering project

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amir Zokaei Fard

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MEA349A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM23052A Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or related situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers engineering fundamentals required to support aerospace mechanical and manufacturing product, process, system or service design, development and improvement.

Control, data collection and supervisory systems are selected and implemented with technical assistance.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM14083A Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering

Learning Outcomes

Research, evaluate and support implementation and report on designing and development processes within an industrial context.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is primarily project -based and is largely student-directed. You will be allocated in groups of 2-3 students (number of students may change depend on complexity of the project) and each group will work as a team on a design project based on a given design specification. Each group nominates a group leader and meet the advisor at least once each week. Peer assessment and a progress report at the end of semester form part of the assessment.

Class: classes are 180 minutes long and take place once a week. We mainly use Microsoft® PowerPoint slides, but enhance the material with some active learning exercises.

Readings: The readings will use the recommended textbooks and give an overview of the published literature in the field.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to Design Process, Design Organisation and Design Documentation
Week 2: Selection of Design Project
Week 3 to 7: Weekly Design Team meeting with the advisor
Week 8: Progress Report meeting
Week 9 to 13: Weekly Design Team meeting with the advisor
Week 14: Final Design presentation (Project Submission- First Draft)
Week 15: Final Design Presentation
Week 16: Final Design Project Report Submission

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and exercises

No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).


1. Jenkinson Lloyd R. & Marchman, James F., “Aircraft Design Projects for Engineering Students”, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
2. Dym, Clive L. and Little, Patrick, ”Engineering Design: A project based Introduction”, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
3. Giesecke, F.E. et al. “Modern Graphics Communication”, Prentice Hall, 2010.
4. Gindis, Elliot, “Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling”, Academic Press, 2011.
5. Munir M. Hamad, “AutoCAD 2010 Essentials”, Jones and Bartlett Publisher, 2010

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A student who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of projects for a range of engineering applications and within the application of ILS. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed in various ways to ensure you meet the requirements of the course. Assessment tasks consist of Design Progress Report, Design portfolio, Design Report and Design presentation.

Successful graduation from the course is achieved when you attain competency mark for ALL assessment tasks.

Assessment Matrix

This course will be assessed based on the results of design portfolio, design report and design presentation.

A candidate should demonstrate s/he can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria to be eligible for successful completion of the course.

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice maths and science developmental support and advice English language development .

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

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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.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special 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.

Special consideration:
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