Course Title: Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: AERO5960C

Course Title: Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Yadana Wai
Teacher
Ph:+61 3 9925 4461
Email: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au
Appointment by email

Appointment via email

George Zouev
Program Manager
Email: george.zouev@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 120

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency covers applying basic scientific principles and techniques to appropriate aeronautical engineering situations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA349B Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1. Research and identify the range of basic scientific principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:

1.1  The basic scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering are researched and reported on from appropriate sources of information  and examination of applications

1.2  The basic aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware required to implement scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering  situations are identified

Element:

2. Select basic aeronautical scientific principles and techniques relevant to particular aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1  For particular aeronautical engineering  situations, the relevant basic aeronautical scientific techniques and principles  can be selected

2.2  For particular aeronautical engineering situations, the relevant basic aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware can be selected

Element:

3. Apply the relevant basic aeronautical scientific principles and techniques appropriately

Performance Criteria:

3.1  The basic aeronautical scientific principles are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution

3.2  Appropriate calculations and coherent units are used in the solution of engineering calculations

3.3  Significant figures are used in engineering calculations

3.4 The basic aeronautical techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware are applied in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions

Element:

4. Quote the results of the application of the basic aeronautical scientific principles and basic techniques correctly

Performance Criteria:

4.1  For applications involving engineering calculations, the solution is quoted in an appropriate style

4.2 For applications not involving engineering calculations, the solution is quoted in an appropriate style


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorial
  • Practical lab testing/Simulation labs
  • Project and reports

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA 1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEA349B in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week

Topics Delivered

Elements/Performance Criteria

1

Introduction to the course, OH&S Brief, Engineering Fundamental Units and Conversion

1.1-4.2

2

Engineering Statics

1.1-4.2

3

Engineering Statics

1.1-4.2

4

Engineering Statics

1.1-4.2

5

Engineering Statics

1.1-4.2

6

Engineering Statics

1.1-4.2

7

Engineering Statics/ Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

8

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

9

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

10

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

11

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

12

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

13

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

14

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

15

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

16

Strength of materials

1.1-4.2

17

Engineering Dynamics and revision for unit test 1

1.1-4.2

18

Unit Test 1

1.1-4.2

19

Engineering Dynamics

1.1-4.2

20

Engineering Dynamics

1.1-4.2

21

Engineering Dynamics

1.1-4.2

22

Engineering Dynamics

1.1-4.2

23

Engineering Dynamics

1.1-4.2

24

Engineering Dynamics/ Thermodynamics

1.1-4.2

25

Thermodynamics

1.1-4.2

26

Thermodynamics/ Fluid Mechanics

1.1-4.2

27

Fluid Mechanics

1.1-4.2

28

Fluid Mechanics/ Aerodynamics

1.1-4.2

29

Aerodynamics

1.1-4.2

30

Aerodynamics

1.1-4.2

31

Aerodynamics/Electricity and electronics

1.1-4.2

32

Electricity and electronics

1.1-4.2

33

Electricity and electronics

1.1-4.2

34

Control concepts

1.1-4.2

35

Wave Theory and revision for unit test 2

1.1-4.2

36

Unit Test 2

1.1-4.2

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 26 hours outside the class time.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Assignments

Assessment 2: Tests

Assessment 3: Projects

 

 

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/ Performance Criteria

Assignments

Tests

 Projects

1.1

X

 

x

1.2

X

 

 x

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

 

X

3.1

 

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

 

 

X

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignments (Semester 1-Assignment 1 & Semester 2-Assignment 2)

Assessment 2: Tests (Semester 1- Unit Test 1 & Semester 2- Unit Test 2)

Assessment 3: Projects (Semester 1- Project 1 & Semester 2- Project 2)

The student will be assessed competent (C) or not yet competent (NYC)

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEA349B Elements & Performance Criteria

 

MEA349B Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments

1.1

1.2

2.1

2.2

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

4.1

4.2

Assessment 1

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

Assessment 2

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

Assessment 3

  

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 


 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies         

 

EA1.1

EA1.2

EA1.3

EA1.4

EA1.5

EA1.6

EA2.1

EA2.2

EA2.3

EA2.4

EA3.1

EA3.2

EA3.3

EA3.4

EA3.5

EA3.6

Assessment  1

X

X

 

X

  

X

    

X

X

X

X

 

 Assessment 2

X

X

    

X

    

X

  

X

 

Assessment 3

X

x

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

All assessments
MEA 349B

3

 3

1

 2

1

 1

 3

 1

1

 1

 3

 2

 2

 3

1

 

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Graduate attribute is not assessed.

1

Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element

2

Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element

3

Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

 

 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

    * Relevant
    * Current
    * Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

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

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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