Course Title: Environment Systems and Integration

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: AERO5391

Course Title: Environment Systems and Integration

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

Kah Kheong Soo

Location: City 56.5.95C

Contact: 99254019


Nominal Hours: 60

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

AERO5384 Introduction to Aerospace
MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
ONPS5098 Aerospace Physics

Course Description

This course aims to provide training on aircraft environmental systems and aircraft systems integration.
This course provides the underpinning knowledge in aircraft pressurisation, oxygen systems and air-conditioning principles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH735 Environment Systems and Integration

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain aircraft pressurisation terms and applications.
2. Explain principles of operation for pressurisation systems and components.
3. Explain principles of and terminology used in an aircraft air-conditioning system.
4. Describe vapour cycle air-conditioning systems and components including their respective constructional features and functions.
5. Describe air cycle air-conditioning systems and components, including their respective constructional features and functions.
6. Describe aircraft combustion heating system construction and operation.
7. Describe the function, construction and operation of aircraft fuel systems and components.
8. Explain the need for aircraft oxygen systems.
9. Describe the function, construction, layout and safety precautions associated with aircraft oxygen systems.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in lectures, group discussions, audio/visual presentations and written assignments.

Teaching Schedule

Class 1-3 Aircraft Pressurisation and applications
                   Aircraft Pressurisation Operation

Class 4-6 Aircoditioning Principles
                   Air Cycle Aiconditioning

Class 7-9 Combustion Heaters
                   Fuel Systems and Components

Class 10-11 Oxygen Systems Requirements

Class 12 Revision

Class 13 Exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class handouts


Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, Airframe Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics, General Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration Publications , Washington, DC, USA

Crane, D., 1986, Airframe Section, Aviation Maintenance Publishers, Basin, Wymong

Delp, Bent and McKinley, 1987, Aircraft Maintenance and Repair , 5th Ed, McGraw Hill, New York

Foye, J., 1992, Aircraft Technical Dicitonary, 3rd Ed, International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming

Pallett, E.H.J., 1987, Aircraft Electrical Systems, 3rd Ed., Pitman Publishing Ltd, London

Peters, D., 1989, Basic Functional Devices and Systems, Aircraft Maintenance Text 2, Australian Government Publishing Service

Other Resources

  1. Pen and paper
  2. Access to computer with word processing and internet

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.

Assessment Tasks


  1. Assignment 1 - short answer questions - Due class 3
  2. Assignment 2 - short answer questions - Due class 4
  3. Assignment 3 - short answer questions - Due class 6
  4. Assignment 4 - short answer questions - Due class 8
  5. Assignment 5 - short answer questions - Due class 10
  6. Assignment 6 - short answer questions - Due class 12
  7. Final Exam - closed book

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Assignment 1Learning outcome 1 & 8
Assignment 2Learning outcome 25%
Assignment 3Learning outcome 3 & 4
Assignment 4Learning outcome 5 & 65%
Assignment 5Learning outcome 7
Assignment 6
Learning outcome 9
Final ExamLearning outcome 1 - 970%

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