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ENTA12021 - Aircraft Structures and Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Aircraft electrical, instrument and associated avionics systems are critical to the safe and efficient operation of an aircraft. This unit covers part of the aircraft aerodynamics, structure and systems module of the EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance basic knowledge requirements syllabus. In this unit, you will develop knowledge of electrical power, lighting, fire protection, and instrument systems and the subsystems which make up the navigation function of modern aircraft, including GPS. You will also learn about modern cabin avionics systems used for purposes as diverse as passenger entertainment and critical data transfer between aircraft subsystems as well as between aircraft and ground stations. You will also develop skills in the maintenance of instrumentation and avionic 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 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: 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 layout, operation and characteristics of aircraft electrical power systems, lights, fire protection and ice and rain protection
  2. Troubleshoot aircraft communications and navigation systems, including common radio-based navigation aids
  3. Explain on-board maintenance systems, integrated modular avionics, cabin systems and information systems
  4. Describe how current maintenance practices could be adapted for future structures and systems
  5. Safely perform practical tasks with aircraft electrical power, instrumentation and avionics systems, demonstrating the appropriate application of theory.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to 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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