Master of Engineering (Airworthiness)

As part of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the Master of Engineering (Airworthiness) program, you have the option to undertake an industry placement. In the final year of this program you will conduct a research project.

The following information outlines examples of the fundamental tasks you will be required to carry out during on-campus and industry placement activities.

These examples are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

There are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate to undertake these tasks. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require. 

Verbal Expression and Comprehension (understanding)

What do I need to be able to do?

Understand and respond to verbal communication.

  • In an industry placement environment, this will assist you in your work with team members to understand and convey project specifications. Clear communication assists with completing your industry placement tasks safely.

Verbally communicate clear instructions and explanations.

  • In the on-campus learning environment this will assist you to explain your research project progress and outcomes

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

Additional time allowances for comprehension and expression may be available to you for on-campus learning activities.

Industry placement may require time responsive communication. This should be discussed with your placement coordinator prior to commencing industry placement.

Social Communication

Social Communication refers to the capacity to understand and use appropriate non-verbal communication such as: eye contact, gestures, facial expression, speaking volume, tone of voice, proximity and verbal turn-taking. 

What do I need to be able to do?

Recognise, interpret, use and respond to non-verbal communication appropriately during on-campus and industry placement activities to build relationships, display understanding and acknowledgement of others.

In the on-campus learning and industry placement environments, tasks which require your use of social communication abilities include:

  • identifying and using gestures, verbal turn-taking and proximity when sharing workload and equipment
  • responding to peers and placement colleagues with open body language, eye contact and facial expressions to demonstrate your understanding. 

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service(ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.  

Consideration will be given to the use of non-verbal communication appropriate to your disability or condition for example, if you have a vision or hearing impairment, you may rely more on using either auditory or visual means of social communication. 

Reading

What do I need to be able to do?

Read and understand a range of written material in differing forms from a variety of sources such as: on screen material, reference material and /or handwritten notes.

In the on-campus learning and industry placement environments, essential information is communicated in written form.  Fundamental tasks which require reading include:

  • reading and understanding academic texts and required readings
  • reading and understanding organisation-based protocols such as: notes, reports, policies, equipment use and safety procedures 

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use specialised software to support your literacy for on-campus learning activities. The appropriateness and practicality of using such software during your industry placement should be discussed with the placement coordinator prior to commencing your placement.

Writing (Written Language)

N.B. This refers not to the physical act of writing but rather to the written content.

What do I need to be able to do?

Produce coherent written communication appropriate to on-campus and industry placement settings.

In the on-campus learning and industry placement environments, tasks which require clear, concise, accurate and time-efficient writing include:

  • writing reports to meet technical standards
  • project record keeping

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use specialised software to support your literacy for on-campus learning activities. The appropriateness and practicality of using such software during industry placement should be discussed with the placement coordinator prior to commencing your placement.

Number Skills (Numeracy)

Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers. Basic numeracy skills consist of comprehending fundamental mathematics like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

What do I need to be able to do?

Interpret and correctly apply numerical data, measurements and formulae in a time-efficient manner in on-campus learning and industry placement settings.

In on-campus learning and industry placement environments, tasks which require the use of your number skills include:

  • performing accurate calculations that represent an engineering system and its behaviour in response to different conditions
  • providing valid interpretation of engineering system response data

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use specialised software to support your numeracy for on-campus learning activities. The appropriateness and practicality of using such software during industry placement should be discussed with the placement coordinator prior to commencing your placement.

What do I need to be able to do?

Correctly use and apply knowledge of theory, research, and practice gained from on-campus learning activities to tasks in industry placement settings.

In on-campus learning and industry placement environments, tasks which require your use of concentration, memory and problem solving include:

  • using information from a range of sources to generate workable plans for complex activities
  • completing accurate measurements and assessments of engineering systems
  • solving engineering problems that require extended periods of concentration

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use assistive technology and strategies such as rest breaks to support your memory, planning and organisation in the on-campus learning environment. The use of these strategies during industry placement should be discussed with the placement coordinator prior to commencing your placement.

Mental wellness is a state of well-being in which an individual can realise their own abilities or potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively and fruitfully.

Behavioural stability refers to an individual’s ability to moderate their own behaviour.

Stable mental health promotes optimal and safe engagement in on-campus learning and industry settings. Many people who live with mental health conditions complete their studies successfully. The following services are available to support students living with mental health conditions at RMIT: 

Equitable Learning Services

Counselling Services

What do I need to be able to do?

The on-campus learning environment can be challenging and will require you to engage with peers and teaching staff, reflect on your work and respond appropriately to constructive feedback.

On-campus learning and industry placement environments can present complex and unpredictable human situations which require the following:

  • managing multiple, complex demands with focus and composure
  • remaining alert, focussed and engaged
  • managing personal emotions and behaviour effectively when dealing with others

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments such can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

Flexible arrangements for your professional experience placement will be considered. The appropriateness and practicality of these arrangements may vary between placements and agencies and should be discussed with your placement coordinator prior to commencement of the placement.

You may be supported to take time off from your studies if you become unwell or have difficulties with behavioural stability. 

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.