Course Title: Aerospace Mechanisms

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Aerospace Mechanisms

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in aerospace mechanisms, power transmission devices and associated calculations.
This course involves the principles of analysis and design of mechanical sub-systems commonly used in aircraft. Areas of study include: friction and gear mechanism, linkages, bearings and mechanical vibrations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Aerospace Physics 1
ONPS5100 Aerospace Physics 2
AERO5390 Stress 1

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH740 Aerospace Mechanisms

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain concepts and perform calculations related to torque transmissions driven through friction mechanisms.
2. Analyse linkage operation and calculate stresses in linkages.
3. Explain and evaluate a range of types of bearings and perform calculations relating to bearings.
4. Explain in words and diagrams the manufacture and operation of gear mechanisms and perform related calculations.
5. Explain aspects of mechanical vibration and perform related calculations.

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.