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MODULE CODE: AE6101 LEVEL: 6 CREDITS: 30

TITLE: Aircraft Systems

PRE-REQUISITES: None

CO-REQUISITES: None

MODULE SUMMARY (INDICATIVE)

This module is designed to give students a broad understanding of the operation of


the major systems typically found on an aircraft. It will use a Systems Engineering
perspective to look at the interaction of the systems. It will also review the
maintenance requirements of these systems and more generally how aircraft
maintenance is planned, delivered and regulated.

AIMS
To ensure that students completing the programme have a working
knowledge of all of the systems typically seen on civilian aircraft and can
use terminology correctly
To show how the principles taught throughout the course can be applied
to aircraft systems
To familiarize students with the requirements for maintaining airworthiness
of aircraft and the licensing of maintenance personnel

LEARNING OUTCOMES: on successful completion of the module, students


will be able to:

1. Sketch a schematic diagram of typical aircraft electrical, hydraulic, air


conditioning, propulsion and control systems and explain the operation of
major components.

2. Apply the principles learned throughout the programme to evaluate the


operation of aircraft systems.

3. Explain the maintenance requirements of major aircraft systems.

4. Describe the regulation of airworthiness and the licensing of aircraft


maintenance personnel

5. Assess the operation of maintenance production and aircraft maintenance


schedules
CURRICULUM CONTENT (INDICATIVE)

Systems Engineering
Electrical System
Hydraulic System
Fuel System
Flight Control System
Engine Control System
Environmental Control System
Aircraft Maintenance Planning
Continuing Airworthiness
Personnel Licencing

TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY (INDICATIVE)


The learning outcomes will be achieved through a combination of: formal lectures,
tutorials, and independent study. The tutorials will be conducted in the Learjet lab
and the Learjet will be used wherever possible to demonstrate the typical operation
of each of the systems.

BREAKDOWN OF TEACHING AND LEARNING HOURS

DEFINITIVE KIS CATEGORY INDICATIVE DESCRIPTION HOURS


Scheduled learning and Formal Lectures 80
teaching Tutorials 20

Guided independent study Individual Study 200


Total 300

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY(INDICATIVE)

Summative assessment is through one coursework assignment, one in class test


and an end-of-module examination. The coursework will require students to look in
depth at one system and the test will cover the range of systems.

Formativeassessment will be provided through mock class tests to enable students


to gauge their level of understanding.
MAPPING OF LEARNING OUTCOMES TO ASSESSMENT STRATEGY
(INDICATIVE)

LEARNING OUTCOME ASSESSMENT STRATEGY


On completion of the module, students
will be able to:
1. Sketch a schematic diagram of Coursework, Test
typical aircraft electrical, hydraulic,
air conditioning, propulsion and
control systems and explain the
operation of major components.
2. Apply the principles learned Examination
throughout the programme to
evaluate the operation of aircraft
systems.
3. Explain the maintenance Coursework
requirements of major aircraft
systems
4. Describe the regulation of Examination
airworthiness and the licensing of
aircraft maintenance personnel
5. Assess the operation of Examination
maintenance production and aircraft
maintenance schedules

MAJOR CATEGORIES OF ASSESSMENT (DEFINITIVE)

DEFINITIVE KIS CATEGORY INDICATIVE DESCRIPTION PERCENTAGE


Written Exam 3-hour examination 50%
Coursework Assignment 30% 50%
Unseen Test 20%
Total 100%

ACHIEVING A PASS

It IS NOT a requirement that any major assessment category is passed


separately in order to achieve an overall pass for the module

BIBLIOGRAPHY (INDICATIVE):

Core Text(s):

Moir, I. Seabridge, A. 2008 Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and


Avionics Subsystems Integration (Aerospace Series), Wiley
Recommended Reading

Barnard, R.H. & Philpott, D.R., 2010. Aircraft Flight: A Description of the
Physical Principles of Aircraft Flight. 4th ed. Essex: Pearson Education Ltd.
Jeppesen Sanderson, 2003. A&P Technician Airframe Textbook. 3rd ed.
Englewood: Jeppesen Sanderson.
Pallet, E.H.J. & Coyle, S., 1993. Automatic Flight Control. 4th ed. Oxford:
Blackwell Publishing.

Wild, T.W.,2008. Transport Category Aircraft Systems. 3rd edition, Jeppesen


Sanderson.