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Year 11 and 12 Aerospace Systems

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​​​​​​​Pre-requisites​​

A minimum C result for semester one, Year 10 English.

A minimum C result, Year 10 Science

Year 10 STEM preferred

Co-requisites ​

Minimum - General Mathematics

Subject Description

Aerospace Systems provides opportunities for students to learn about the fundamentals, history and future of the aerospace industry. They gain knowledge of aeronautics, aerospace operations, human factors, safety management and systems thinking that enable them to solve real-world aerospace problems using the problem-solving process in Aerospace Systems.

Weekly workload in hours ​

4+ hours

Structure


Unit 1
Unit 2​ Unit 3​ Unit 4
Introduction to aerospace systems and structures
Emerging aerospace ​​​technologies​
Aerospace operational systems​
Aircraft performance systems and human factors
​​​Solving aerospace problems​

​​​Operational assets

International and national operational and safety systems
Aircraft performance
​The evolving aerospace industry​
Operational environments
Airspace management
Aircraft navigation
​Introduction to aerodynamics​
Operational control systems
Safety management systems
Advanced navigation and radio ​communication technologies
​​Introduction to aircraft systems​
Future applications
Operational accident and incident investigation processes
​Human performance and limitations​
​​Introduction to aviation weather systems​
Airport and airline operation systems

Assessment

Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context. In Units 3 and 4 students complete​ four summative assessments. The results from each of the assessments are added together to provide a subject score out of 100. Students will also receive an overall subject result (A–E).

Summative assessment

Unit 3​
​Unit 4​​
​​​Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
Project - folio
​​25%​​​

​Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
Project - folio​
​25%​
​Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
Examination
​25%
​Summative external assessment (EA):
Examination
​25%​​

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Last reviewed 27 April 2021
Last updated 27 April 2021