ENTA11016 - Aircraft Instrumentation Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Digital technology is in widespread use within modern aircraft systems, for electronic instrument systems and other critical systems that require precision control and a high volume of data processing. This unit covers the digital techniques module of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance basic knowledge requirements syllabus. In this unit, you will develop knowledge of digital theory and application, including logic circuits and computer processing and integrated circuitry. You will also learn about typical electronic/digital aircraft instrumentation systems, electronic displays and how fibre optics are used in modern aircraft. You will also develop skills in the maintenance of digital systems, gaining hands-on practical experience with different types of components and system configurations, including precautions to take when handling electrostatic sensitive devices. This unit is delivered at Aviation Australia campuses by Aviation Australia staff in partnership with CQUniversity.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Electrical Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance AND Electronic Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance

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 2 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

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1. In-class Test(s) 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe digital theory, including types of numbering systems, data conversion, logic circuits, multiplexing and use of fibre optics for digital data transmission
  2. Describe basic computer structure and terminology and other basic components such as data buses, microprocessors and integrated circuits
  3. Troubleshoot operations of typical electronic/digital aircraft systems, including electronic instrument systems, and electronic displays
  4. Describe airworthiness and maintenance requirements for electrostatic sensitive devices and digital equipment operating in an electromagnetic environment
  5. Safely perform practical tasks with digital systems using simulation equipment and aircraft components, demonstrating the appropriate application of theory.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
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