Automatic flight control systems and communication systems contribute significantly to the safety and efficiency of modern aircraft. This unit covers parts of the aircraft aerodynamics, structure and systems, and propulsion modules of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance basic knowledge requirements syllabus. In this unit, you will learn about flight management computing and other aspects of "autoflight" such as autothrottle and autoland. You will also develop knowledge of radio waves, antennae, transmitters and receivers before moving on to aircraft communication systems using dedicated frequencies, such as VHF and HF. You will learn about communication that assists in emergencies, such as emergency locator transmitters and cockpit voice recorders. In this unit, you will also learn about aircraft propulsion, focusing mainly on the avionics aspects of engine operation: engine indicating and starting/ignition. This also includes practical tasks with different types of procedures, components and systems related to autoflight and aircraft communication systems. This unit is delivered at Aviation Australia campuses by Aviation Australia staff in partnership with CQUniversity.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Prerequisites: Engineering Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance AND Electronic Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance AND Electrical Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance AND Aircraft Maintenance Practices AND Human Factors and Aviation Legislation AND Aircraft Instrumentation Systems
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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|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
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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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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