CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT12008 Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence)
Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence)
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General Information

Overview

Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence) will provide you with knowledge of low altitude meteorology applicable to aviation operations. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) meteorology syllabus. You will study the atmosphere, its structure, composition and dynamics. You will learn how temperature, pressure and density vary with altitude and how this affects your ability to pilot an aircraft. Cloud types and their associated weather will be identified and classified. You will also learn how to read meteorological charts.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT11002 Basic Aeronautical Knowledge; AVAT11003 Basic Aeronautical Practice and AVAT11005 Aviation Physics

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 - 2018

Bundaberg
Cairns
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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Group Work
Weighting: 40%
2. Examination
Weighting: 60%

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the model of International Standard Atmosphere
  2. Explain atmospheric characteristics and how temperature, pressure and density vary with altitude
  3. Classify cloud types and their associated weather
  4. Explain the motion of air masses and fronts, and the weather associated with each type
  5. Identify features on low level aviation meteorological charts
  6. Decode aviation meteorological forecasts and reports.

N/A

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
1 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Group Work - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Meteorology

Edition: Latest (Most recent offered)
Authors: David Robson, Peter Whellum, Melanie Waddell
Cheltenham Cheltenham , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 1 875537 84 8
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

You may also order direct from Aviation Theory Centre. It can be accessed here: https://aviationtheory.net.au/shop/private-and-commercial/meteorology/ This is a picture of the textbook for your reference: https://www.conceptaviation.com.au/image/ex-large/2711_meteorology-aviation-theory-centre.jpg

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
John Blair Unit Coordinator
j.blair@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 05 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

The Atmosphere

Chapter

The Atmosphere

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 12 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

The Atmosphere

Chapter

The Atmosphere

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 19 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Clouds

Chapter

Clouds

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 26 Mar 2018

Module/Topic

Precipitation

Chapter

Precipitation

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 02 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Thunderstorms

Chapter

Thunderstorms

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 09 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 16 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Icing

Chapter

Icing

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 23 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Visibility

Chapter

Visibility

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 30 Apr 2018

Module/Topic

Motion in the Atmosphere (Winds)

Chapter

Motion in the Atmosphere

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 07 May 2018

Module/Topic

Winds

Chapter

Motions in the Atmosphere

Events and Submissions/Topic

Flight Planning with Weather Due: Week 9 Monday (7 May 2018) 9:00 am AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 14 May 2018

Module/Topic

Synoptic Meteorology

Chapter

Synoptic Meteorology

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 21 May 2018

Module/Topic

Climatology of Australia

Chapter

Climatology of Australia

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 28 May 2018

Module/Topic

Weather Services, Reports, and Forecasts

Chapter

Weather Services, Reports, and Forecasts

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 04 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Jun 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

I'm the Unit Coordinator and Aviation Discipline Lead. I look forward to traveling with you on your education journey.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Please see my profile below.  

https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/92

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
Flight Planning with Weather

Task Description

TASK DESCRIPTION

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of flight planning and navigation.

In order to achieve this you will need to:

  • Use maps along with computations learned throughout this course to plan a flight for weather requirements to given points and back to the starting point.
  • Integrate weather restrictions as well as environmental conditions into the flight plan
  • prepare the map with weather requirements and limitations.

Your map and flight plan must be produced in electronic format (either as (a) a single page word-processed document, (b) single page Publisher document saved in a pdf format, or (c) as a single PowerPoint slide saved in a pdf format) and should be submitted through the assessment link in Moodle, by uploading your file following the on-screen instructions. Note; that all submissions are processed through the similarity detection software (called Turnitin), hence the requirement to submit the Publisher or Powerpoint documents as pdf files. You must ensure that all of the work is your own, in line with University requirements.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (7 May 2018) 9:00 am AEST

Submit in Turnitin in Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Monday (28 May 2018)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Successfully plan flight according to requirements in Tutorial 9 exercise. Using information from the slides you will plan the proposed flight from point A to B to C and back to point A. The map is also in Week 7 Tutorial. This exercise will give you practice in-flight planning practice for weather. You will be assessed on a Pass/Fail grading. The main purpose of this assessment is to assess your ability to do the tutorial.  Each leg will have weather forecasts and you will determine the minimum requirements for each leg.  Any deviations or corrections need to be noted by the student. You will list all the instrument requirements of the aircraft and for the stated weather conditions.  


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
This can be a group or individual assignment although it must be submitted individually through Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the model of International Standard Atmosphere
  • Explain atmospheric characteristics and how temperature, pressure and density vary with altitude
  • Classify cloud types and their associated weather
  • Explain the motion of air masses and fronts, and the weather associated with each type
  • Identify features on low level aviation meteorological charts
  • Decode aviation meteorological forecasts and reports.


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

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
90 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Open Book
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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.

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What is a breach of academic integrity?

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Why is academic integrity important?

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