CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT11001 Aviation Theory I
Aviation Theory I
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General Information

Overview

This unit provides the basic aeronautical knowledge theory required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA General Flying Progress Test, and the air law theory required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA CPL examination. Topics covered include aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, loading, performance, and radio telephony, and documentation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifications, air traffic control and flight service, and handling emergencies. It also introduces students to the aviation industry, it's history, current events, and trends where it is going in the future. In addition to the recommended printed materials, students must obtain the current issues of CAO, CAR, CAAP, AIP, ERS(A). This documentation is available from Air Services Australia in Melbourne.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
4. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
5. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
6. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
7. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
8. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
9. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
10. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 7%
11. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say

Feedback

The lecture videos help the course to be easier to understand and like an actual physical classroom.

Recommendation

Increase use of videos

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Differentiate types of flying machines across the ages and provide appropriate aviation definitions.
  2. Explain the relevant natural laws impacting on aerodynamics, including weight and balance requirements, during all stages of flight
  3. Differentiate the various human factors and its impact on aviation safety
  4. Explain the impact of various meteorological conditions on aviation
  5. Identify legal requirements for aircraft and pilots
  6. Demonstrate appropriate aviation radio communication
  7. Prepare and apply basic aircraft navigation and aircraft performance
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
5 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
6 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
7 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
8 - Written Assessment - 30%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
5 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
6 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
7 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
8 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
9 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
10 - Online Quiz(zes) - 7%
11 - Written Assessment - 30%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) (2013)

Authors: David Robinson
Aviation Theory Centre
Darra Darra , Queensland , Australia
ISBN: 1-875537570
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Visual Flight Guide (VFG) 2015 (2015)

Authors: Aviation Theory Centre
Aviation Theory Centre
Darra Darra , Queensland , Australia
ISBN: 1875537783
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Thanks for choosing CQUniversity Aviation Course. If the bookstore is out you can order direct from Aviation Theory Centre online. Visual Flight Guide product code at Aviation Theory Centre is ATB42-05

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Ron Bishop Unit Coordinator
r.bishop@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Aircraft and Terminology

Chapter

1 & 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Radio Communications

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Aircraft General Knowledge

Chapter

4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Aircraft General Knowledge

Chapter

4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Aviation Law

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 1 Due: Week 5 Monday (3 Apr 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Aerodynamics Basic

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 2 Due: Week 6 Monday (17 Apr 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Aerodynamics Performance

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 3 Due: Week 7 Monday (24 Apr 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Human Factors

Chapter

8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 4 Due: Week 8 Monday (1 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

The Atmosphere & Meteorology

Chapter

7 & 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 5 Due: Week 9 Monday (8 May 2017) 1:11 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Loading

Chapter

10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 6 Due: Week 10 Monday (15 May 2017) 1:16 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Performance

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 7 Due: Week 11 Monday (22 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Written Assessment Due: Week 11 Monday (22 May 2017) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Navigation

Chapter

12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 8 Due: Week 12 Monday (29 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 9 Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (5 June 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 10 Due: Exam Week Monday (12 June 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 1

Task Description

10 Question Online Quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts if applicable and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Monday (3 Apr 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after the quiz closes.


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple Choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate types of flying machines across the ages and provide appropriate aviation definitions.


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 2

Task Description

10 Question Online Quiz with questions covering both texts (if applicable) and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes

Weekly


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (17 Apr 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after Quiz closes


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple Choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the relevant natural laws impacting on aerodynamics, including weight and balance requirements, during all stages of flight


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 3

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Monday (24 Apr 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be available when the quiz closes.


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Mulitple choice quiz with student selecting the most correct answer. The quiz is based on CASA requirements for the Commercial Pilots License.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate the various human factors and its impact on aviation safety


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 4

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (1 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be available when the quiz closes.


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the impact of various meteorological conditions on aviation


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 5

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (8 May 2017) 1:11 pm AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be available when the quiz closes.


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify legal requirements for aircraft and pilots


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

6 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 6

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Monday (15 May 2017) 1:16 pm AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after the quiz closes.


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate appropriate aviation radio communication


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

7 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 7

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (22 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after Quiz closes


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Prepare and apply basic aircraft navigation and aircraft performance


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

8 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 8

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (29 May 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after Quiz closes


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

9 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 9

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (5 June 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after Quiz closes


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

10 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online Quiz 10

Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.


Number of Quizzes

1


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (12 June 2017) 9:00 am AEST

Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.


Return Date to Students

Results will be released after Quiz closes


Weighting
7%

Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through moodle

Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

11 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

This assignment will broaden your understanding of aviation history in Australia. You will need to scan relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to explain Australia's history pertaining to aviation from the beginning to current events.
Your paper should briefly cover the following areas:
- The history of aviation. The development of the aircraft and the implications and limitations of materials, technology, etc., throughout its history and the people that were involved should be discussed.
- Milestones of aviation development matched to historical events.
- Economic viability of aviation and the main sources of income throughout the years.
- Key technological advances in aviation (eg. closed cockpits, monoplanes, variable pitch propeller, pressurization, safety equipment, jet engines)
- Historical flights and events, (eg., Bert Hinkler's flight to Sydney, Charles Lindbergh's tran-oceanic flight, Amelia Earhart) and their impact on aviation and its development.
The paper will draw on sourced literature and other sources. (Hint: Use the Library's resource search and online journal databases, (eg., Ebscohost, books, videos, etc.)
Format
The paper is to be written in essay format, with an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion, and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. An abstract is required. Do not provide a table of contents. Pages should be numbered in Arabic numerals at the top right corner, except for the title page (no page number) and the abstract should have Roman numerals starting at ii. 2200 words maximum.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (22 May 2017) 5:00 pm AEST

Must be submitted on Moodle before the above date.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (16 June 2017)


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation and aircraft Extensive knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Excellent and appropriate use of examples and milestones. HD Considerable knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Very good use of examples and milestones. D Good knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Appropriate use of examples and milestones. C Basic knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Some use of examples and milestones. P Little knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. F


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit through moodle/turnitin

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate types of flying machines across the ages and provide appropriate aviation definitions.
  • Identify legal requirements for aircraft and pilots


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?