CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide you with basic aeronautical knowledge of small general aviation aircraft. You will calculate basic take-off and landing performance and weight and balance information. Other factors that affect flying, such as local weather, will be examined. You will develop knowledge of aerodynamics and aircraft power plants and systems. In this unit you will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Syllabus applicable to the Recreational Pilot Licence. This will allow you to sit the Recreational Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) Examination which is a prerequisite for attempting the flight test for the Recreational Pilot Licence.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Group Work
Weighting: 40%
2. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Communicate basic aviation terminology
  2. Describe the basics of aircraft power plants and systems
  3. Explain the basic aerodynamic principles of flight
  4. Calculate basic take-off and landing performance information
  5. Calculate basic weight and balance information
  6. Examine local weather information
  7. Describe local flight rules and procedures.

N/A

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK)

Edition: Latest (2013)
Authors: Robson, Dyer, and Waddell
Aviation Theory Centre
Darra Darra , QLD , Australia
ISBN: 978-187553757-0
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

You can also order the book directly from the publisher: https://aviationtheory.net.au/shop/student-and-recreational/basic-aeronautical-knowledge/

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Michael Malouf Unit Coordinator
m.malouf@cqu.edu.au
Steven Thatcher Unit Coordinator
s.thatcher@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Aircraft Terminology

Chapter

Aircraft Terminology

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz 

Practice Quizzes do not count towards your grade.  They are there to help you practice for your final exam.

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Radio and Communications

Chapter

Communications

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz 

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Structure Propulsion and Fuel Systems

Chapter

Structure Propulsion and Fuel Systems

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Electrical, Hydraulic, and Instruments

Chapter

Electrical, Hydraulic Systems, and Instruments

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Air Law        

Chapter

Air Law

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Enjoy this time off although don't forget that you have an assignment due soon as well as the final exam.

Be great,

Ron Bishop

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Aerodynamics:  Basics    

Chapter

Aerodynamics:  Performance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Aerodynamics:  Performance    

Chapter

Aerodynamics:  Performance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Human Factors    

Chapter

Human Factors

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Meteorology/Weather    

Chapter

Meteorology/Weather

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz


The History of Australian Aviation Due: Week 9 Monday (7 May 2018) 9:00 am AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Loading /Weight and Balance

Chapter

Loading/Weight and Balance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Take Off and Landing Performance

Chapter

Take Off and Landing Performance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Navigation    

Chapter

Navigation

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practice Quiz

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Review

Chapter

All

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Welcome to AVAT 11002. I look forward to this term and joining you on your education journey. My name is Ron Bishop I'm your Unit Coordinator and can be reached at (07) 4150 7167. See my Staff Profile at the link below.

https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/92

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
The History of Australian Aviation

Task Description

Written Assessment

This assignment will broaden your understanding of aviation history in Australia. You will need to scan relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to explain Australia's history pertaining to aviation from the beginning to current events.
Your paper should briefly cover the following areas:
- The history of aviation. The development of the aircraft and the implications and limitations of materials, technology, etc., throughout its history and the people that were involved should be discussed.
- Milestones of aviation development matched to historical events.
- Economic viability of aviation and the main sources of income throughout the years.
- Key technological advances in aviation (eg. closed cockpits, monoplanes, variable pitch propeller, pressurization, safety equipment, jet engines)
- Historical flights and events, (eg., Bert Hinkler's flight to Sydney, Charles Lindbergh's tran-oceanic flight, Amelia Earhart) and their impact on aviation and its development.
The paper will draw on sourced literature and other sources. (Hint: Use the Library's resource search and online journal databases, (eg., Ebscohost, books, videos, etc.)
Format
The paper is to be written in essay format, with an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion, and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. An abstract is required. Do not provide a table of contents. Pages should be numbered in Arabic numerals at the top right corner, except for the title page (no page number) and the abstract should have Roman numerals starting at ii. 2200 words maximum.

Turn in writing assignment here.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (7 May 2018) 9:00 am AEST

Please submit through Turnitin in Moodle in Week 9


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Monday (4 June 2018)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

NAME: Dirk the Daring

Marking Criteria

Assessment Criteria Marks
Evidence of a suitable introduction that informs the reader of the topic as outlined in the assessment task: 2/2
Evidence of a conclusion that summarises, in a logical manner, the information presented in the discussion of the topic as outlined in the assessment task: 2/2
Demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of the historical development of aviation in Australia as outlined in the assessment task, and provide evidence through relevant analysis and discussion, using appropriate references from scholarly literature/texts to support your essay: 8 marks 8/8
Show your understanding through well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which lead to the expansion and development of aviation with appropriate use of examples and milestones as outlined in the assessment task, through relevant analysis and discussion, using appropriate references from scholarly literature to support your essay: 8 marks 8/8
Evidence of additional research beyond the course material and prescribed textbook through the use of academic scholarly journal articles and other texts. : 5 marks 5/5
Presentation, including correct in-text referencing, bibliography, formatting, layout (essay format) and grammar: 5 marks. 5/5
TOTAL MARKS 30/30
OVERALL COMMENTS


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You can work on this assignment as a group although you must submit it as an indidual

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Calculate basic take-off and landing performance information
  • Calculate basic weight and balance information
  • Examine local weather information


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
90 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Open Book
Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?