AVAT12003 - Aviation Theory III
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides the aircraft general knowledge theory and aerodynamics theory required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA CPL examination. Topics covered include the reciprocating engine, turbo and supercharging, propeller systems, hydraulics, electrical and ignition, fuel and carburation, and flight Instrumentation, and the aerofoil, lift and drag, Bernoullis Theorem, aerodynamic stalls, wing loading, manoeuvres, stability and control; takeoff and landing.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: AVAT 11001

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
6. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
7. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
8. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
9. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
10. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
11. Written Assessment 30%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Rons style of teaching made some of the dry stuff easy to learn. Have Your Say Keep improving teaching style and techniques to make the dry subjects more interesting and easier to learn. Add as much humour as possible
Presentation on the Power Points complemented text books. Have Your Say Keep improving the Power Points to enhance the textbooks.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Categorise and explain the mechanics of aircraft power plants and systems
  2. Analyse the workings of propellers including constant speed units
  3. Discuss and classify the workings of aircraft hydraulic and electrical systems for normal and emergency operations
  4. Explain aircraft fuel systems, fuel, and fuelling procedures and their operation. Choose the operation for normal and emergency situations.
  5. Distinguish components of aircraft instruments systems
  6. Determine loss of instruments from gage diagram
  7. Assess the aerodynamics of components of aircraft, particularly during take-off and landing
  8. Prepare take off and landing data and decide if take off or landing is safe in given conditions

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)            
2 - Online Quiz(zes)              
3 - Online Quiz(zes)              
4 - Online Quiz(zes)              
5 - Online Quiz(zes)              
6 - Online Quiz(zes)              
7 - Online Quiz(zes)              
8 - Online Quiz(zes)            
9 - Online Quiz(zes)              
10 - Online Quiz(zes)              
11 - Written Assessment          

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work                
6. Information Technology Competence            
7. Cross Cultural Competence                
8. Ethical practice                

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)        
2 - Online Quiz(zes)        
3 - Online Quiz(zes)        
4 - Online Quiz(zes)        
5 - Online Quiz(zes)        
6 - Online Quiz(zes)        
7 - Online Quiz(zes)        
8 - Online Quiz(zes)        
9 - Online Quiz(zes)        
10 - Online Quiz(zes)        
11 - Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

Aircraft General Knowledge for the CASA PPL/CPL Day VFR Syllabus
Author/s: Robinson, David; Baumanis, Andrew Year: 2007
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Cheltenham State: Victoria
Country: Australia
Aerodynamics for the CASA PPL/CPL Day VFR Syllabus
Author/s: Robson, David and Williams, Jim Year: 2007
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Cheltenham State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRon Bishop (r.bishop@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Dynamics and Aerodynamics

AERO 1 & 2

Week 2 17-07-2017

Inceptors and Effectors

AERO 3

Quizzes start this week and will occur every week for the remainder of the unit. Check Moodle for when the quiz is due.

Week 3 24-07-2017

Stability and Control

AERO 4

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (24 Jul 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Aerodynamic Performance: Turns, climbs, Wing Loading, Load Factor

AERO 5 & 6

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (31 Jul 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Atmospheric Disturbances and Stalls

AERO 7 & 8

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (07 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Reciprocating engine

AGK 1 & 2

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (21 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Ignition, Carburetion Systems , Lubrication and Supercharging

AGK 3, 4, 5 & 6

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

Propeller systems

AGK 7

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Fuel and Electrical Systems

AGK 8 & 9

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (11 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 10 18-09-2017

Hydraulic aircraft systems

AGK 10, 11 & 12

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Aircraft flight instruments

AGK 13, 14 & 15

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (25 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Written Assessment Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Automatic flight

AGK 16

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Writing/Practical Assignment

See Moodle for Written Assessment due date.

Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

10 Question Quiz

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 3 Monday (24-Jul-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Automatic through Moodle
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Assess the aerodynamics of components of aircraft, particularly during take-off and landing

8. Prepare take off and landing data and decide if take off or landing is safe in given conditions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Quiz

Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Weekly
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (31-Jul-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Assess the aerodynamics of components of aircraft, particularly during take-off and landing

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (07-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Assess the aerodynamics of components of aircraft, particularly during take-off and landing

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Categorise and explain the mechanics of aircraft power plants and systems

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Categorise and explain the mechanics of aircraft power plants and systems

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



6 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Categorise and explain the mechanics of aircraft power plants and systems

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



7 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (11-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Analyse the workings of propellers including constant speed units

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



8 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Explain aircraft fuel systems, fuel, and fuelling procedures and their operation. Choose the operation for normal and emergency situations.

5. Distinguish components of aircraft instruments systems

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



9 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Discuss and classify the workings of aircraft hydraulic and electrical systems for normal and emergency operations

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



10 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (02-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

6. Determine loss of instruments from gage diagram

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy



11 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description
This assignment will broaden your understanding of alternative fuel or propulsion systems. You will need to scan relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to explain and discuss alternative fuel or propulsion systems for General Aviation. The main fuel source currently used in General Aviation is AVGAS. Experts agree that AVGAS availability is declining. Parts of the world don't have access to AVGAS. This is a concern to aviation as a large portion of General Aviation (GA) relies on AVGAS to operate. Electric power, Diesel/Kerosene (AVTUR), and many other fuels and propulsion systems are being explored.
Your paper should briefly cover the following areas:
Replacing AVGAS with alternative fuel or propulsion systems in General Aviation.
The paper will draw on sourced literature and other sources. (Hint: Use the Library's resource search and online journal databases, (eg., Ebscohost, books, videos, etc.)
Format
The paper is to be written in essay format, with an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion, and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. An abstract is required. Do not provide a table of contents. Pages should be numbered in Arabic numerals at the top right corner, except for the title page (no page number) and the abstract should have Roman numerals starting at ii. 1200 words maximum.
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the AVGAS problem and development of new fuels and propulsion systems to solve this problem. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances that will solve the AVGAS problem in General Aviation.

HD: Excellent and appropriate use of examples and good grasp of how technology can change GA from using primarily AVGAS to Alternative Fuels or propulsion systems to ensure the fuel source is sustainable.
D: Considerable knowledge and understanding of the fuel issues of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which will lead to a sustainable fuel. Very good use of examples.
C: Appropriate use of examples of possible fuels and propulsion systems that can ensure General Aviaiton is Sustainable. Decent use of examples.
P: Basic knowledge and understanding of the alternative fuel development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances that will lead to a sustainable fuel source.
P: Some use of examples and milestones. Little knowledge and understanding of the AVGAS problem of General Aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which lead to the development of a sustainable fuel for General Aviation.
F: No use of examples. No grasp of the subject on the AVGAS problem. No or limited references. Very poor referencing.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit through moodle/turnitin

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Categorise and explain the mechanics of aircraft power plants and systems

3. Discuss and classify the workings of aircraft hydraulic and electrical systems for normal and emergency operations

8. Prepare take off and landing data and decide if take off or landing is safe in given conditions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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