Course Title: Aviation Quality Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Quality Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information: Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2380

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2380

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

AERO2542

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17

AERO2650

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2022

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2542

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (VA2)

AERO2542

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2022 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Nick Bardell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8066

Course Coordinator Email: nick.bardell@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.3.34


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the principles underlying quality systems as they apply to the commercial/aviation industry, and explores quality techniques that have been developed over many years.

Quality is not only relevant to product characteristics; it is equally important in assessing customer satisfaction and systems performance – hence quality is fundamental to Aviation.

If quality cannot be maintained and assured then a safe and reliable air transportation system will not exist.  Perhaps more importantly, if quality cannot be maintained and assured then the effectiveness of any quality improvement efforts cannot be evaluated. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes (PLOs):


1. Needs, context and systems:
• Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

2. Problem-solving and design:
• Demonstrating information skills and research methods. 

4. Coordination and communication:
• Communicate and coordinate proficiently by listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice, working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams.
• Using basic tools and practices of formal project management


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of quality management to typical aviation industry scenarios;
  2. Relate relevant philosophies to quality management methods and techniques;
  3. Utilise common quality tools in a professional context; and
  4. Develop quality improvement strategies.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning process follows a "blended" approach, whereby students are advised to read, listen to, and engage in all the pre-lecture material contained in the AERO2380 Canvas shell. 

There will be a weekly face-to-face tutorial, and an additional weekly online tutorial, to summarize key points, examine relevant case studies, work through any analysis, and address any student questions related to aviation quality systems. Recordings of the online sessions will be available on canvas following the delivery. 


Overview of Learning Resources

All lecture Powerpoint slides, supporting documents, and model answers to exercises in the lectures are available on Canvas.  Multimedia files related to the topics will also be uploaded to the respective weekly folders. 

There is no set text for this course. 

 


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).

Schedule A (City offering AERO2380)

Assessment Task 1(a):Quiz 1

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports: CLOs 1 & 2; PLOs 1& 2.

Assessment Task 1(b):Quiz 2

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports: CLOs 1 & 2; PLOs 1 & 2.

Assessment Task 2:Individual Assignment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4; PLOs 2 & 4.

Assessment Task 3: Folio

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3 & 4; PLOs 2 & 4.

Assessment Task 4: Take Home Assignment 

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 & 3; PLOs 1, 2 & 4. 

 

Schedule B (Hong Kong offering AERO2542)

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1(a):Quiz 1

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports: CLOs 1 & 2; PLOs 1& 2.

Assessment Task 1(b):Quiz 2

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports: CLOs 1 & 2; PLOs 1 & 2.

Assessment Task 2:Individual Assignment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4; PLOs 2 & 4.

Assessment Task 3: Folio Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3 & 4; PLOs 2 & 4.

Assessment Task 4: Final test

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 & 3; PLOs 1, 2 & 4.