Course Title: Aircraft Systems and Integration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aircraft Systems and Integration

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021


City Campus


520T Future Technologies


Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Program Manager

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The student must have successfully completed course EEET2276 – Electrical Principles,or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities. 

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the basic facets of aircraft control systems and basic operating systems and how they collectively integrate.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs): 
1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
1.3 In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
2.3 Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Course Learning Outcomes(CLOs)

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. List the different control systems of an aircraft and how they integrate with each other.
2. Categorize the operating systems explaining their individual attributes and specific integration where applicable.
3. Examine the design and development process for aircraft systems.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be conducted using classroom activities to facilitate the learning experience involving: quizzes, group discussions, class tests and assignments. Some of the subject will be taught through team based activities, lab activities/discussions. Multimedia and online resources are also used to aid students understanding and familiarity on various aircraft systems. The use of “real world” examples or case study will facilitate the understanding of the theoretical concepts. Theories and concepts will be explored with critical analysis and problem solving during teaching sessions and research activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources will consist of recommended references and class notes which may be accessed through "myRMIT" if you are in Melbourne and via "RMIT online" if you are based in Vietnam.
The set of references is deliberately broad, including books, journal publications, government reports, industry standards, handbooks, and web-based resources.

Overview of Assessment

☒ 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: Quiz & Test 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35 

Assessment 1 assesses the following learning outcomes: 
PLO 1.1, 1.3, 1.4 and 2.3  
CLO 1, 2, 3 


Assessment 2: Project 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 25 

Assessment 2 assesses the following learning outcomes: 
PLO 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3,3.6 
CLO 1, 2, 3 


Assessment 3: Lab work 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5 
Assessment 3 assesses the following learning outcomes: 
PLO 1.3, 1.4 
CLO 2, 3  
Assessment 4: Final Assessment 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35 

Assessment 4 assesses the following learning outcomes: 
PLO 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3 
CLO 1, 2, 3