1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY is the study of planning, designing, developing, assembling and maintaining aircraft structures and systems. It includes operating and directing aircraft.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the research, design, development, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and management of aircraft. It also involves developing an understanding of the structural aspects of air frames, aircraft controls and flight stability, and aircraft capability and safety under operational conditions.

Courses in Narrow Field 0315 Aerospace Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
. authorising aircraft modifications, repairs and maintenance
. conducting diagnostic tests to determine the nature of aircraft malfunctions, and maintaining and servicing aircraft engines, airframe components and systems
. designing aircraft, aircraft components and support equipment
. evaluating test flights to analyse performance and compliance to specifications and safety standards
. piloting aircraft and controlling aircraft movements

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

031501  Aerospace Engineering
031503  Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
031505  Aircraft Operation
031507  Air Traffic Control
031599  Aerospace Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.

031501 Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is the study of designing, developing and modifying aircraft.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. aerodynamics
. airframes engineering
. missile design
. propulsion
. satellite design
. spacecraft design

031503 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is the study of assembling, maintaining and repairing aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. aircraft auxiliary systems
. propellers and propeller systems
. aircraft instrument systems
. aircraft fabrication techniques
. aerodynamics and structural repairs

031505 Aircraft Operation

Aircraft Operation is the study of piloting and navigating aircraft.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. aircraft ground control, take-off and landing procedures
. aircraft navigation
. aircraft operation and flight procedures
. aircraft safety
. flight plans preparation

031507 Air Traffic Control

Air Traffic Control is the study of monitoring and directing ground and air aircraft movements.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. ground control systems
. air traffic communications
. pilot weather briefing
. aircraft plotting
. flight and operation recording
. flight plans clearance
. navigational aids and airports

031599 Aerospace Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Aerospace Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.

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