Course Title: Introduction To Aerospace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Introduction To Aerospace

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training relating to introductory skills and knowledge relevant to the Aerospace industry.
The course provides an introduction to fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft terminology and the principles governing the diverse nature of aircraft design and flight.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH137 Introduction to Aerospace

Learning Outcomes

1. Outline the scope of the Aerospace Industry and relevant industry and regulatory bodies within the Industry.
2. Identify and explain the function of Aerospace industry manuals and documentation required in the industry.
3. Identify and interpret aerospace drawings.
4. Describe an aerospace Quality System and its constituent elements.
5. Describe and use an aircraft reference and zoning system.
6. Explain basic aerodynamic principles.
7. Explain the operating principles of a range of Aerospace Propulsion Systems.
8. Identify aircraft structural types.
9. Describe the features of aircraft systems and controls.

Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing pratical tasks to aerospace standard.