Course Title: Aerospace Engineering Design Concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: AERO5401

Course Title: Aerospace Engineering Design Concepts

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Teacher: Yadana Wai
Contact Details: Location: City Campus 57.05.20
Telephone: 9925 4461

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace
AERO5400 Stress 2
AERO5394 Aerospace Materials 2
LAW5133 Aerospace Industry Legislation
AERO5389 Aerodynamics 1
AERO5385 Aerospace Drawing and Drafting
ISYS7556 Managing Technical Documents

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in aerospace engineering design philosophy, standards and procedures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH138 Aerospace Engineering Design Concepts

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the essential features of design philosophy to the field of aerospace engineering.
2. Apply the essential features of a design specification.
3. Apply design procedures.
4. Explain economic design principles in relation to aerospace engineering design.
5. Explain how ergonomic design principles relate to human interaction with the aerospace engineering environment.

Details of Learning Activities

Course Description
The purpose of this module is to provide the training in a broad based aerospace engineering design philosophy, standards, and procedures. This course will deliver in the blended mode of lecture and classroom based activities such as class exercises and tutorials for different design stages.

Teaching Schedule


SessionCourse ScheduleAction
1Introduction to the aircraft design concept

Lecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial

2Aircraft Design Process, Specifications, Design requirements.

Lecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial

3Aircraft Design Process, Specifications, Design requirements.Lecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial
4Aircraft Design Process, Specifications, Design requirements.Lecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial
5Airworthiness Requirements, Weight & Balance, Flight StructuresLecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial
6Weight & Balance, Flight Structure, Economics & ErgonomicsLecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial

Lecture, Class Exercises &Tutorial


Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Roskam, J, 1997. Aircraft Design , Ottawa, Kan. : Roskam Aviation and Engineering Corp.,

2. Bruhn, E.F. Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures

3. Fielding, J. P. (John Peter), 1999. Introduction to aircraft Design, Cambridge Aerospace Series II, Cambridge University Press, UK

4. Howe, Denis, 1998, Aircraft conceptual design synthesis, Professional Engineering Publishing, UK

5. Raymer, Daniel P., 1999, Aircraft design: a conceptual approach 3rd Ed, AIAA Education Series, Virginia

Other Resources

Class notes & Tutorial exercises

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 Tasks

Assessment (2012)
Participants are required to complete two assessment tasks consisting of one assignment  worth 30% and one final examination at the end of the course  worth 70%. The student must gain 50% of both assessments to successfully complete the course.

Grading Criteria
NN 0-49% Fail
PA 50 – 59% Pass
CR 60 – 69% Credit
DI 70 – 79% Distinction
HD 80-100% High Distinction

Assessment Matrix

Assessment MethodLearning OutcomesPercentage
Assignment1 to 530%
Final Exam1 to 570%

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