Course Title: Represent aeronautical engineering designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: MIET6324C

Course Title: Represent aeronautical engineering designs

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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, 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

Session No.


Elements/performance Criteria


Week 1

Introduction to the course and its method of assessment


Exercise: Summarizing a technical article by using “Finding Summary” template


List of clients’ needs will be published

Week 2


Design Organization, Design Documentation & Validation


1.1, 3.1


Project selection

Week 3


Defining the Client’s Design Problem




Preparation for meeting the client- research

Week 4


The Design Process




Preparation for meeting the client- research

Week 5


Design Process- Functions and Requirements




Meeting the client and writing design specification

Week 6


Design Process- Generating and Evaluating Design Alternatives


1.1, 2.1, 4.4


Meeting the client

Week 7


Design Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization


2.2, 4.4

Meeting the client

Week 8


Design Process- Leading and Managing the Design Process



writing design specification

Week 9

Communication the Design Outcome –Part 1: Building Models and Properties

Designing for Manufacture, Affordability, Reliability, Sustainability and…


2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 4.4

writing design specification

Week 10


Communication the Design Outcome –Part 2: Engineering Drawing


2.2, 2.3, 2.4 3.1, 4.4

Obtaining the client’s approval

Week 11

Communication the Design Outcome –Part 3 Written Report


3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Writing the design report draft

Week 12


Feedback to Designers about their progress reports- Meeting with the manager



Interim Project Report Due


Week 13


Ethic in Design

3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4



Week 14


Review of Poster-Presentation Requirements

3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


Week 15


Poster Presentation


Scientific poster Due

Week 16

Free Discussion (Students’ Feedback)


 Final Project Report Due

Week 17

Feedback to students




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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: Interim project Report

Assessment 2: Final Project Report

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


Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria Covered

Interim Project  Report

 Final Project Report





































Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

Assessment 1:  Interim Project Report - Week 12 due

Assessment 2:  Final Project Report and poster- Week  16 


This course is assessed as Competent or Not Yet Competent.


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
Interim Project Report  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Final Project Report  X  X  X  X  X  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
Interim Project Report X  X  X  X X X  X  X X  X X X  X X X  
Design Final Report  X  X  X X X X  X  X X X X X X X X  
ALL ASSESSMENTS  3  3 3 3  3 3 3 3 3  3  3  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):
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

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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 

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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.
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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: 

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

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Other Information: 

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