Course Title: Represent aeronautical engineering designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: MIET6324C

Course Title: Represent aeronautical engineering designs

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Amir Fard
Ph: 9925 4184

Appointment by email


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 Discuss and clarify the design specification of the required product, process, system or service 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 Ensure the initial graphical representation satisfies the design specification, manufacturing and operational requirements, safety and related standards.
2.2 Perform engineering calculations and use engineering references, standards and codes appropriately to determine dimensions, limits and fits, surface textures, datum references and geometric tolerances
2.3 Identify materials, manufacturing methods and processes for initial design representation.
2.4 Prepare initial production graphics, specifications, and operating and maintenance instructions/manuals in accordance with the agreed design concept and organisational requirements using chosen graphical techniques


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

Performance Criteria:

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


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

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Prepare design graphics, specifications and instructions for the product, process, system or service in accordance with the agreed design concept and organisational requirements, and incorporate feedback on initial design graphics and documents
4.2 Check production graphics, specifications and instructions for the product, process, system or service with the client, design team and other affected persons for suitability prior to implementation.
4.3 Respond to implementation installation and commissioning feedback in accordance with organisational requirements.
4.4 Maintain validated production graphics, specifications and instructions for the product process, system or service throughout the implementation, installation and commissioning processes, and process and file in accordance with organisational requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associate.

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Project

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

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

EA1. Knowledge and Skill Base
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering.
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

EA2. Engineering Application Attributes
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

EA3. Professional and Personal Attributes
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM09143A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule


Week Topic Delivered Elements/performance Criteria
1 Introduction to the course and its method of assessment 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.4
2 Design Organization, Design Documentation & Validation 1.1, 3.1
3 Defining the Client’s Design Problem 1.1
4 The Design Process 1.1
5 Design Process- Functions and Requirements 1.1
6 Design Process- Generating and Evaluating Design Alternatives 1.1, 2.1, 4.4
7 Design Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization 2.2, 4.4

Design Process- Leading and Managing the Design Process

Design Progress Report Due on Friday 28th of August (due)

9 Feedback to Designers about their progress reports- Meeting with the manager 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.4
10 Communication the Design Outcome –Part 1: Building Models and Properties
Designing for Manufacture, Affordability, Reliability, Sustainability
2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 4.4
11 Communication the Design Outcome –Part 2: Engineering Drawing 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 3.1, 4.4
12 Communication the Design Outcome –Part 3 Written Report 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
13 Ethic in Design 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
14 Review of Poster-Presentation Requirements 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Poster Presentation (due)

Design Report (due) and Design Portfolio (due)

16 Students’ peer review  1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.4
17 Student Feedback 

 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.4

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

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

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: Progress Design Report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20


Assessment 2: Design Portfolio

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


Assessment 3: Final Design Report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20


Assessment 4: Scientific Poster Presentation

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10


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


Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered


Design  Report

 Design Portfolio



Design Report

Poster Presentation

























































Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

Assessment 1:  Design Progress Report - 20% - Week 8 due
Assessment 2:  Design Report - 20% - Week 15 due
Assessment 3:  Design Portfolio (consists of design folder, minutes of meetings and communication folder) - 50% - Week 15 due
Assessment 4:  Scientific Poster Presentation - 10% - Week 15 due

The candidates who are attained competency mark for ALL assessments, then, will be graded according to their performance on assessment tasks. 

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM09143A Elements & Performance Criteria


MEM09143A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4
Design Progress Report  X  X  X  X  X          
Design Final Report  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Design Portfolio  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Poster Presentation            X  X  X  X  X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments 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
Progress Report X      X X X     X  X X X  X X X  
Design Report  X     X X X     X X X X X X X  
Design Portfolio X X  X X X  X X  X X  X   X  X X X  
Poster presentation X     X X X       X   X X  X  X  
ALL ASSESSMENTS  3  1 1 3  3 3 1 1 3  2  2  3 3  3 3  0
0 (Blank) 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):

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  •  Relevant
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Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days orless (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension ofSubmittable 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 nomore than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

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