Module Title:Aviation Engineering Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Practicals: A series of demonstrations and practical exercises designed to motivate the interest of the students in learning and developing the necessary skills involved. The practical sessions will also involve video demonstrations of Industry best practice.
Module Aim: To develop the skills necessary to read and modify assembly drawings, plan and build sheet metal assemblies, carry out repair/ replacement on aircraft structures. Industry standard CAD software will be introduced.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Interpret manufacturer drawings and structure repair manuals.
LO2 Use and maintain common aircraft sheet metal hand tools.
LO3 Produce and edit 3D parts, create drawings of a variety of engineering components using a CAD system.
LO4 Recognise the risks associated when working with workshop equipment when working
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Aircraft Metals
Metal types – aluminium alloys and sheet steels, plates, extrusions. Corrosion types - removal and protection.
Engineering Drawings and SRM
Metalwork engineering diagrams, Manufacturer drawings and Structure Repair Manuals.
Hand tools
Use and maintenance of common aircraft sheet metal hand tools. Drilling, deburring and countersinking for rivet installation. Reaming for interference, transition and loose fits. Installation of commonly used aircraft fasteners.
Bench and floor tools
Calculation of bend allowances, setback and layout to use a brake press. Use of a Guillotine to cut sheet metal. Formation of sheet metal using rollers.
Aircraft Fasteners
Common types, hole sizes, identification marks. Edge margins, distance and fastener pitch.
Aircraft Repairs
Principles of aircraft repairs, Damage assessment and classification, Stressed skin and structural repairs.
Risks associated with working with workshop equipment and hand tools. Tool control procedures. Safe working practices when working with sheet metal equipment and hand tools.
Computer Aided Drafting
Introduction to basic CAD concepts. Basic editing and drawing commands. Enhancing CAD drawings with text, symbols and blocks. File management. Introduction to P.D.M. Adding and editing dimensions with different dimensioning styles.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Each student will complete several individual projects to demonstrate their knowledge and skill level of C.A.D., sheet metalwork, aircraft structural repair and electronic assembly. 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 2 Mandatory
CW_EEACS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems 2 Mandatory