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Online · School of Aeronautics · Aeronautics

Turbine Engines and Jet Transports
AVIA-455

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/13/2020

Contact Information

See detailed faculty information in Blackboard.

Course Description

This course is an in-depth study of the turbine engine theory, design and operations. The student will also receive a broad knowledge of the design and operation of turbine engines and their related systems on transport category aircraft.

Requisites

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The purpose of this training is to provide basic information on the operation of the various aircraft turbine engine systems and their components. It is essential that a pilot has an in-depth understanding of aircraft systems for the safe completion of a flight.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of turbine engine theory, design and operations.
  2. Analyze the development of a turbine powered aircraft and evaluate areas of potential improvement.

Course Resources

Required Resource

The resource is provided digitally at no cost to the student.

Crane, Dale. (2018). Powerplant (4th ed.). Newcastle, WA: Aviation Supplies and Academics Inc.

Disclaimer: The above resource provides information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in this resource.

Additional Materials for Learning

  1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
  2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
  3. Blackboard recommended browsers
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. APA Formatting Guide: http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?url=http://APAStyleCENTRAL.apa.org

Course Assignments

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words.

Chapter Questions

After completing the required reading, each student must answer a set of questions and submit them in a Microsoft Word document.

Research Paper 1

The student will write a 3-page report on professor provided topics. This assignment must be completed in APA format and include 2 sources in addition to the course text. After submission, professor will provide valuable feedback. Student must take feedback and make revisions to first draft of Research Paper 1. Once revisions have been completed, student must resubmit Research Paper 1 with corrections.

Research Paper 2

Student must submit a 7–8-page paper (not including the title, abstract or bibliography pages), in current APA format on the history and development of a current series of jet transports. For example, the B-737, the A380 or another aircraft that interests you.  Student must look at it from inception to current iteration.  At least 5 academic resources such as books, online resources, journals, and articles must be used.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions, and have a 60-minute time limit.

Course Grading

Course Requirement Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (2 at 100 pts ea)

200

Chapter Questions

75

Research Paper 1

150

Research Paper with corrections

100

Research Paper 2

250

Quizzes (3 at 75 pts ea)

225

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A B C D F
900-1010 800-899 700-799 600-699 0-599

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

AVIA 455

Textbook: Crane, Dale, Powerplant (2018).

Module/ Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Crane: ch. 1

1 presentation

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

DB Forum 1

10

0

100

2

Crane: pp. 359–379

1 presentation

Chapter Questions

75

3

Crane: pp. 380–428

1 presentation

Research Paper 1

150

4

Crane: ch. 11

1 presentation

Quiz 1

75

5

Crane: ch. 11 (review)

1 presentation

Quiz 2

Research Paper 1 Corrections

75

100

6

Crane: ch. 12

1 presentation

DB Forum 2

100

7

Crane: ch. 17

1 presentation

Research Paper 2

250

8

Crane: ch. 18
1 presentation

Quiz 3

75

Total

1010

DB= Discussion Board

NOTE: Each course week (except Module/Week 1) begins on Tuesday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Monday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.