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ENTA12020 - Aerodynamics and Airframe Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Control of an aircraft in the air requires an understanding of physics and the design and operation of the aircraft flight control system. In this unit, you will learn the fundamentals of atmospheric physics, theory of flight, high-speed flight and rotary-wing aerodynamics. With this fundamental knowledge, you will develop knowledge of mechanical maintenance of different flight control systems, aircraft structures including the fuselage, wings, stabilisers and flight control surfaces. You will also learn about the maintenance of airframe systems including equipment and furnishings, fuel, hydraulic power, landing gear, oxygen, water/waste and air supply systems. A necessary part of this unit will be conducting practical tasks with different types of procedures, components and systems. This unit is delivered at Aviation Australia campuses by Aviation Australia staff.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: Analytical Methods and Physics for Aircraft Maintenance AND Electronic Fundamentals for Mechanical Aircraft Maintenance AND Electrical Fundamentals for Aircraft Maintenance AND Aircraft Structural Maintenance Practices AND Human Factors and Aviation Legislation AND Instrumentation Systems for Mechanical 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 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 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 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. In-class Test(s) 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Report 0%
4. Report 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. Analyse the operation of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft flight control systems and lift devices using the characteristics of the atmosphere and the fundamentals of aerodynamics
  2. Analyse typical aircraft structural systems using structural classification and methods of structural element identification
  3. Compare typical airframe systems
  4. Reflect on adapting current maintenance practices for future flight control and navigation system trends
  5. Work individually and in a team to safely perform practical tasks using tools, hardware, simulation equipment and aircraft components.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Report
4 - Report
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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