Course Title: Represent aeronautical engineering designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MIET6324C

Course Title: Represent aeronautical engineering designs

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Mark Burns

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4604

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager: Bill Chau
                                  Tel: 9925 4070

Teacher: Amir Zokaei-Fard
                                  Tel: 9925 4184

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in manufacturing, engineering or related situations

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to represent the design of aeronautical engineering products, processes, systems or services using appropriate graphical techniques, specifications and documentation. Work would typically be carried out as part of a design or engineering support team.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM09143A Represent aeronautical engineering designs


1 Clarify product, process, system or service design requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. The design specification of the required product, process,
system or service is discussed and clarified with the client
and design team.


2. Apply graphical techniques to produce the initial product, process, system or service design representation

Performance Criteria:

2.1. The initial graphical representation satisfies the design
specification, manufacturing and operational requirements,
safety and related standards.
2.2. Engineering calculations were made, engineering
references, standards and codes used appropriately to
determine dimensions, limits and fits, surface textures,
datum references and geometric tolerances.
2.3. Initial design representation identifies materials,
manufacturing methods and processes.
2.4. Initial production graphics, specifications and operating
and maintenance instructions/manuals are prepared in
accordance with the agreed design concept and
organisational requirements using chosen graphical


3. Validate the product, process, system or service representation

Performance Criteria:

3.1. The suitability of the product, process, system or service
design graphical representation is confirmed with the
client, other team members and organisational


4. Develop, validate, implement and file design graphics and specifications and procedural documentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Design graphics, specifications and instructions for
the product, process, system or service are prepared in
accordance with the agreed design concept and organisational requirements and incorporate feedback on initial design graphics and documents.
4.2. The production graphics, specifications and instructions for
the product, process, system or service are checked with
the client, design team and other affected persons for
suitability prior to implementation.
4.3. Implementation installation and commissioning feedback is
responded to in accordance with organisational
4.4. The validated production graphics, specifications and
instructions for the product process, system or service are
maintained throughout the implementation, installation and
commissioning processes, processed and filed in
accordance with organisational requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The course is primarily project-based and is largely student-directed. The project will be done in 2 parts. In part I, you will work individually and in the second part, you may be allocated in groups of 2-3 students and each group will work as a team on a design project based on a given design specification. Each group nominates a group leader and will meet with the advisor at least once a week. The design report and poster presentation at the end of the semester forms part of the assessment.

If you are prepared to spend time outside of class time, adequate materials will be provided for you to equip yourself with knowledge and skills in CAD applications and ability to use the AutoCAD package to construct, dimension, annotate and plot a simple aerospace component.

Computer Laboratory: Computer labs are 240 minutes long and take place once a week. We mainly use Microsoft® PowerPoint slides, but enhance the material with some active learning exercises.


Readings: The readings will use the referenced textbooks and will give an overview of the published literature in the field.


Assignments: The project will challenge you to apply and deepen your theoretical knowledge and skills learnt in other courses.

Teaching Schedule

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.



Teaching Schedule

Session No.




Introduction to Design Organization, Design Documentation & Validation

 Design brief will be handed out


Design Process: Defining the Client’s Design Problem

 Due Date for Project Selection


Client and Designer Interview I



Client and Designer Interview 2



Design Process- Functions and Requirements

 Due Date for Submission of Research evidence- First inspection


Design Process: Design Specifications



Design Process: Generating and Evaluating Design Alternatives



Client and Designer meeting- Design specifications Approval 1



 Client and Designer meeting- Design specifications Approval 2



 Design Process: Design Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization

 Due Date for Submission of Research evidence- Second inspection


 Design Process: Leading and Managing the Design Process

 Design Progress Report Due


 Progress Report Feedback



Design Process:  Communication the Design Outcome and written report



 Review of Poster-Presentation Requirements

Final Design Project Report Due- First Draft


Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation


Free Discussion (Students Feedback)

Final Project Report Due




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).


1. Dym, Clive L. and Little, Patrick, ”Engineering Design: A project based Introduction”, John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
2. Jenkinson Lloyd R. & Marchman, James F., “Aircraft Design Projects for Engineering Students”, Butterworth- Heinemann, 2003.
3. Giesecke, F.E. et al. “Modern Graphics Communication”, Prentice Hall, 2010.
4. Gindis, Elliot, “Up and Running with AutoCAD 2011: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling”, Academic Press, 2011.
5. Munir M. Hamad, “AutoCAD 2010 Essentials”, Jones and Bartlett Publisher, 2010.

Other Resources

Computer, AutoCAD 2012

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to represent the design of aeronautical engineering products, processes, systems or services for a range of general engineering applications. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Design Portfolio (consists of research and design evidence, and communication folder including minutes of meetings )
2. Design Report
3. Poster-presentation

NB: This is a Competenecy assessed course and you are required to pass all Elements to achieve a Competent result.

Grading codes are:


NYC=Not Yet Competent

DNS=Did Not Submit

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task


Performance Criteria

Design Progress Report




2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Design Portfolio









Design Report




2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4





Poster Presentation





Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students. Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Other Information:

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