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AERO3711: Aerospace Engineering Project 2

Semester 2, 2020 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

This unit of study aims to develop deeper practical knowledge in the area of Aerospace systems engineering. Students who take this subject would be interested in developing design skills by working on the sub-system of a real satellite or launch vehicle, autonomous vehicle research, flight simulation research or advanced propulsion systems research.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Completed the first 2 years of Aero(Space), Mechanical(Space) or Mechatronic(Space) Engineering.

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator KC Wong, kc.wong@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Presentation Presentation/seminar
Presentation of work to supervisor and peers.
10% Multiple weeks Presentations expected to be 15-20min
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Progress report
Report on progress of project
10% Week 06 Expected to be up to 10 pages.
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Project Report
Technical report
70% Week 12 Expected to be approximately 40 pages.
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Log book
Logbook of work in progress, including challenges and potential resolutions
10% Week 12 Weekly entries expected.
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Assessment summary

  • Progress report: report based on literature review and requirements capture.
  • Presentation/seminar: Presentation of the design component outcomes.
  • Report: Final design report, detailing the research and outcomes of work conducted over the semester.
  • Log Book: Log book submission, containing weekly entries covering work in progress, including individual and team challenges, and potential resolutions.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Meeting with Project Supervisor (and other team members) - introduction to the problem and design Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Week 02 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 03 Assessment and further project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 04 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 05 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 06 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 07 Assessment and further project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 08 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 09 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 10 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 11 Team meeting and project work Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 12 Final assessment - logbook, report, seminar Project (8 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Weekly Meeting with Supervisor Project (0.5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate deeper understanding of specific systems as used in the aerospace environment
  • LO2. conduct a paper design of an aerospace component sub-system
  • LO3. apply a “systems engineering” approach to aerospace design.
  • LO4. locate, synthesise, and apply relevant information for the design of aerospace systems
  • LO5. write up a convincing project design document
  • LO6. work and communicate effectively with your supervisor and other team members to undertake effective project management

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Submissions have been adjusted for 12 teaching-week semester

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