ACS402 Industrial training programme (ITP) in Avionics
Module Description (subject to change)
This module has been designed to prepare students for professional practice, via a real industry-led group project and provide insights into the design, intergration and assemble of avionics and related systems. The case studies will be closely matched to modules and topics in the whole of the MEng curriculum. Example topics include the design, assembly and equipping of on-wing fuel systems for digital in-process certification. This includes assessing the impact of equipping process on the performance of fuel systems.
Credits: 15 (Spring semester)
Please note that this module is exempt from the University’s General Regulations relating to Intellectual Property
If you have any questions about the module please talk to me during the lectures or the labs in the first instance. It is likely that other students will learn from any questions you ask as well, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Outside of lectures please contact me via email, or drop in to see me.
At the end of the module, the student should be able to:
1) Identify changes in the design and installation of avionics and sensor systems when specific components are manufactured and used in service. [SM1i, SM1p]
This module satisfies the AHEP3 (Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes, Third Edition) Learning Outcomes that are listed in brackets after each learning outcome above. For further details on AHEP3 Learning Outcomes, see the downloads section of our accreditation webpage.
The syllabus will depend on the group project. It will typically have some level of technical difficulty involving theoretical concepts involving avionics and related systems, and have a significant level of practical/computational topics beyond core avionics concepts such as design, assembly and equipping of on-wing systems.
Learning and Teaching Methods
NOTE: This summary of teaching methods is representative of a normal Semester. Owing to the ongoing disruption from Covid-19, the exact method of delivery will be different in 2020/21.
To meet the learning outcomes the basic course content will be delivered by academic lectures, seminars on problems given by industrial partners, and fieldwork through visits to industrial facilities.
Lectures: 12 hours
Learning and Teaching Materials
The assessment is based on three components:
Group Project Report and Group Presentation – Groups will prepare an industry-standard 2000 word report including a summary of their findings and recommendations. Groups will deliver a 20 minute presentation of their project followed by questioning from an expert panel. All group members must contribute to the presentation delivery. Marks for this element will be scaled by peer assessment according to the learning outcomes.
• Feedback will be continuously provided throughout the semester, via the scheduled tutorial support sessions.
Students are encouraged to provide feedback during the module direct to the lecturer. Students will also have the opportunity to provide formal feedback via the Faculty of Engineering Student Evaluation Survey at the end of each semester.
You can view the latest Department response to the survey feedback here.
Recommended reading depends on project topic, and will be advised during the support sessions. Examples include: