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AERO4712: Space Engineering Project 4 (2014 - Summer Main)

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Unit: AERO4712: Advanced Aerospace Project 4 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior Advanced
Faculty/School: School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Prof Sukkarieh, Salah
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter Main, Summer Main
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: AERO4711. Department permission required
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study is for those students who have completed Space Engineering Projects 3, and who wish to finalise their design by developing the interfacing and insertion phases into Satellite or Launch Vehicle system. Students who take this subject would have completed the previous three Space Engineering Projects, and have been provided with the opportunity to place their system into an actual system. Launch of the sub-system will be dependent on the current opportunities existing with international collaborators.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Additional Notes: Note1: A WAM of > 75% is required as well as departmental permission from the Space Engineering coordinator.

Note2: There is a cap on the number of students allowed to do this subject in any one semester - depending on resources available.
Lecturer/s: Prof Sukkarieh, Salah
Timetable: AERO4712 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Meeting 2.00 1 13
2 Project Work - own time 6.00 1 13
T&L Activities: Project Work - own time: Students undertake research and design according to project description.

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Students will develop skills in the design of space engineering components and architectures. Design (Level 5)
Students will develop skills in engineering best practice. Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
Students will be documenting requirement captures, designs and results in log books and reports. Information Seeking (Level 4)
Students will undertake formal design review meetings and present work. Communication (Level 4)
Students will be working closely with other students towards proejct completion. Advance skills in project management will be developed. Project and Team Skills (Level 5)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Design (Level 5)
1. A thorough understanding of the space environment and its effect on satellite system design.
2. An ability to conduct thorough design and development of a satellite sub-system.
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5)
3. A thorough understanding of the systems engineering process for space systems.
Information Seeking (Level 4)
4. An understanding and ability to gather relevant design specifications and documents relevant to the project work.
Communication (Level 4)
5. An ability to write up a detailed project design and result document.
Project and Team Skills (Level 5)
6. An ability to work and communicate effectively within a engineering design group and to understake effective project management. An ability to lead others in project management, specifically those junior to the student. An ability to liase appropriately with other sub-systems.
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Progress Report Yes 20.00 Week 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
2 Presentation/Seminar Yes 30.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
3 Project Yes 50.00 Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Assessment Description: Progress Report: Report based design of final system integration.

Presentation/Seminar: Design review and demonstration.

Project: Final submission of integrated work and log book.
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Policies & Procedures: See the policies page of the faculty website at for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar

Week Description
Week 1 Team meeting - introduction to the problem and design.
Week 2 Team meeting and project work
Week 3 Team meeting and project work
Week 4 Assessment and further project work.
Assessment Due: Progress Report
Week 5 Team meeting and project work
Week 6 Team meeting and project work
Week 7 Assessment and further project work.
Assessment Due: Presentation/Seminar
Week 8 Team meeting and project work
Week 9 Team meeting and project work
Week 10 Team meeting and project work
Week 11 Team meeting and project work
Week 12 Team meeting and project work
Week 13 Final assessment and log book.
Assessment Due: Project
STUVAC (Week 14) No exam.
Exam Period No exam.

Course Relations

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Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Design (Level 5) Yes 33.34%
Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 5) Yes 16.67%
Information Seeking (Level 4) Yes 16.67%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 16.67%
Professional Conduct (Level 5) No 0%
Project and Team Skills (Level 5) Yes 16.67%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.