Course Title: Aircraft Maintenance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aircraft Maintenance

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2347

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

AERO2347

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2013

AERO2347

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2347

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

AERO2347

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr. Wim Verhagen

Course Coordinator Phone: please email

Course Coordinator Email: wim.verhagen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.25

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course considers both system- and process-oriented perspectives on aircraft maintenance management. It addresses the key elements of the aircraft maintenance system, as embedded in the aviation regulatory framework in which continuing airworthiness and aircraft maintenance is managed. Furthermore, the course highlights and details the key stages of maintenance program development, planning, prediction, scheduling, execution and control. As part of this, contributing theories and methods from diverse areas such as human factors, structural and system integrity as well as materials science contribute to form a comprehensive understanding of contemporary aircraft maintenance management. 

Key areas of study include: 

  • Fundamental Concepts in aircraft maintenance
  • System and process perspectives towards aircraft maintenance
  • Legislative context of aircraft maintenance: continuing airworthiness
  • Maintenance program development
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Maintenance execution
  • Maintenance implementation
  • Maintenance control
  • Aircraft maintenance through life
  • Emerging theories and technologies


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops and assesses the following program learning outcomes:

1. Needs, Context and Systems
• Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

2. Problem Solving and Design
• Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems

4. Professional Practice
• Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
• Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
• Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience

5. Research
• Assess, acquire and apply the competencies and resources appropriate to engineering activities
 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Identify key elements of the aircraft maintenance systems and its associated processes
  2. Define the regulatory environment of aircraft maintenance management, including its constituent elements
  3. Analyse representative aircraft maintenance problems through reproduction and application of relevant theory and models, including:
  • Program development methods
  • Planning models
  • Reliability models
  • Human factors models


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take the form of:

  • Online instruction, including topic videos, topic notes, supplementary reading materials and lecture recordings;
  • Online activities including exercises, case studies, and review questions;
  • Lectorials, comprising topic summaries, Q&As, and in-class activities;
  • Assessment activities


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through Canvas. The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards and handbooks, and web-based resources


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment 1: Topic Quizzes
Weighting of final grade (%): 20 
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1, 2, & 4. CLO 1, 2, & 3. 

Assessment 2:  Graded Discussion
Weighting of final grade (%): 30 
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1, 2, 4 & 5. CLO 3.

Assessment 3:  Individual Assignment
Weighting of final grade (%): 50 
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
PLO 1, 2, 4 & 5. CLO 1, 2, & 3.