Course Title: Aviation Industry Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Industry Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


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


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


172H School of Engineering


Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19

Course Coordinator: Dorian Notman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3316

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 57.3.15

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO2407 Aviation Project Management or equivalent.

MATH2314 Aviation Mathematics or equivalent.

You should also be enrolled in your final semester of study.


Course Description

 This course is the capstone research project in the undergraduate aviation program. The research project requires you to demonstrate technical skills as well as professional and personal attributes at a level that is commensurate with professional practice. In this course you are introduced to relevant research methodologies, how to plan a research project, how to conduct a critical review of relevant published material, and how to write and present research findings. Through you independent research project, you should gather suitable data for analysis to a suitable standard, and present your findings to your peers, academic supervisors, and industry representatives when possible.

This research project is either done in conjunction with industry or simulates a real world work environment, thereby contributing to Work Integrated Learning. You will receive supervision from an internal RMIT supervisor and you may also have an external supervisor (such as an industry-based practitioner). As appropriate to the level of professionalism that is required in this course, you are expected to perform your project work with a high degree of independence and with only limited guidance from staff and/or external industry supervisors.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes

Problem-solving and design:

  • Demonstrating information skills and research methods.

Abstraction and modelling:

  • Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation, using appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices, ensuring model applicability, accuracy and limitations.

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.

Self management: 

  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Plan and effectively manage an independent research project at a professional level.
  2. Locate and critically review scientific literature relevant to a research project
  3. Apply sound practices and research methods to undertake project work
  4. Communicate the aims and initial findings of a research project to a professional audience


Overview of Learning Activities

Direct learning activities may include lectures, tutorials, and workshops. A detailed learning and planning guide will be provided for self-directed study.

Canvas will be utilised extensively to facilitate the presentation of research progress results.

Communication and research skills will be fostered throughout the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

PowerPoint slides, tutorial worksheets, and other resource material will be available on the course Canvas which is accessed through myRMIT. Textbooks to support the learning material are also prescribed. In addition to this, the RMIT Library has full text access to a large number of journals to facilitate the completion of the research project.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Proposal

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, & 3.
Feedback will be provided to students via the course Canvas.

Assessment Task 2: Presentation

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLO 4. 
Feedback will be provided to students as part of the presentation process. 

Assessment Task 3: Thesis/ Scientific Paper

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, & 4. 
Feedback will be provided to students via the course Canvas.