Course Title: Introduction To Aerospace
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: AERO5384
Course Title: Introduction To Aerospace
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)
Course Contact : Steven Bevan
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact Details: Location: City Campus, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4461 Fax: 9925 8099
Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBH137 Introduction to Aerospace
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.
Details of Learning Activities
The purpose of this module is to provide compentency based training relating to introductory skills and knowledge relevant to the aerospace industry. This module also facilitate articulation into Aerospace and engineering degree. Participants may have supervisory responsibilities which vary from limited to significant.
The students will participate in activities such as lectures, classroom based exercises and exam.
- Industry Structure and career opportunities
- Aircraft classifications
- Airworthiness requirements
- Quality Systems and Standards
- Technical manuals
- Technical documentation
- Aircraft servicing
- Drawing and Drafting, Drawing Interpretations
- Handling and Storage of drawings
- Location numbering system
- Major structural assemblies
- Aircraft primary systems
- Basic Aerodynamics
- Basic Propulsion
- Introduction to Aerospace Closed Examination (100%)
Aero 5384 Introduction to Aerospace Class Notes
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.
Assessment Item 1: (100%) Final Closed Book Examination
NN 0-49% Fail
PA 50 – 59% Pass
CR 60 – 69% Credit
DI 70 – 79% Distinction
HD 80-100% High Distinction
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