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AVAT11005 - Aviation Physics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Aviation Physics will introduce you to areas of applied physics relevant to aviation. You will discover the theory behind mechanics, AC and DC circuits, fluid dynamics and waves, and their practical application to aviation. Further, you will apply this theory to aerodynamics, aircraft systems and navigation. The theory will be used to aid calculations in flight planning, performance and loading.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Perth
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Perth
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 10%
2. Practical Assessment 30%
3. Examination 60%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.03% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Students
Feedback
Great satisfaction from the students on the content and delivery of the unit
Recommendation
Will continue and improve upon the experience.
Action Taken
The same practice will be continued in the next offering.
Source: Student
Feedback
Too much of content delivered in short time
Recommendation
Most of them were comfortable in the quantity and pace of delivery. However, will try to trim some of the basic elements of the unit.
Action Taken
The contents were reviewed and reduced in this term. The practice will be continued in the next offering.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Additional support was provided to assist students to understand the mathematical application in physics.
Recommendation
Students informed that the lecturer was willing to provide additional support to assist with mathematical applications that supported their learning. The practice will continue in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The tutorials greatly helped students to understand the topic.
Recommendation
The practice will continue in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Most of the topics are relevant in one way or another, there need to be clear linkages to aviation.
Recommendation
Students informed that the topic should clearly be linked to aviation rather than understanding the physics principles only. We will add more content in light of aviation in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The current textbook is not so appropriate.
Recommendation
Students reported that more engagement through the textbook would have helped their study of lectures and tutorials. We will select an appropriate textbook in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Too much of contents delivered in a short time.
Recommendation
The contents were too much in this unit. We will revise the contents in the next offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Perform simple calculations in basic mechanics
  2. Explain conservation of energy and momentum
  3. Use Newton's Laws to explain motion
  4. Perform simple calculations in basic fluid mechanics
  5. Describe the effects of electric and magnetic field
  6. Explain DC and AC circuits
  7. Describe the propagation of waves.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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3 - Examination