CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT12009 Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence)
Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence)
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General Information

Overview

Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence) will provide you with knowledge of navigational procedures applicable to light commercial aircraft operations. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence Navigation Syllabus. You will study the form of the Earth including latitude and longitude, magnetic and true poles and directions. By reference to an aeronautical chart and the various chart projections, you will learn how to navigate an aeroplane. You will learn to convert between Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and local mean and standard times. You will also be able to use a navigation computer to convert between various airspeeds and ground speed and perform critical point calculations.

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; AVAT11005 Aviation Physics; AVAT11006 Aviation Law.

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 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth

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. Online Test
Weighting: 30%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 10%
3. 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.

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 Student Evaluation

Feedback

For an introductory unit to navigation, many fundamentals were assumed prior knowledge but in fact had not been covered in previous units.

Recommendation

Fundamentals such as flight planning and use of flight computers were completed during tutorials and the Navigation assignment. However, additional tutorials will be scheduled for needy students.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

Technical equipment malfunction within the campus, zoom not connecting the lecturer into the students, etc.

Recommendation

Due to COVID-19 conditions, the entire unit was delivered online. There were connectivity issues that may have been due to the remote location of the students. As a solution, it was ensured that the recorded lectures were made available for the students to review as many times as required. This will be continued in the future as well.

Feedback from UC Reflection

Feedback

Assessment feedback was insufficient

Recommendation

All Students are offered feedback through Moodle; and those requiring additional feedback will be offered an opportunity to seek verbal feedback.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competencies on the Navigation components of CPL (Commercial Pilot License); as detailed in Schedule 3 of Part 61, MOS (Manual of Standards) of CASR (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations)
  2. Plan a flight by reference to a navigation chart
  3. Describe the various global navigation chart projections and their use on national flights
  4. Convert time zones to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Local Mean Time (LMT) and Local Sidereal Time (LST)
  5. Explain the operation and limitations of radio navigation aids
  6. Discuss the altimetry procedures used on national flights
  7. Convert between various airspeeds and ground speeds
  8. Calculate critical points for normal and asymmetric operations
  9. Plan and plot a three-leg navigation exercise on a World Aeronautical Chart and provide the flight plan details for the exercise to be completed in flight.

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 7 8 9
1 - Online Test - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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 - Online Test - 30%
2 - Written Assessment - 10%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

Navigation for the Private & Commercial Pilot Licences

Edition: Reprinted 2016 (2016)
Authors: Robson D.
Aviation Theory Centre Pty Ltd
Brisbane Brisbane , Qld , Australia
ISBN: 978-875537-85-3
Binding: Other

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
Aruna Ranganathan Unit Coordinator
a.ranganathan@cqu.edu.au
Harold Bankien Unit Coordinator
h.bankien@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Fundamentals of Air Navigation

Chapter

Fundamentals of Air Navigation

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Time

Chapter

Time

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Charts

Chapter

Charts

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Publications

Chapter

Publications

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Navigation Computations

Chapter

Navigation Computations

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Computations Continued

Chapter

Computations

Events and Submissions/Topic

Mid-Term Test (30%)


MID TERM TEST Due: Week 6 Thursday (22 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Visual Navigation

Chapter

Visual Navigation

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

NDB

Chapter

NDB and ADF

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment (10%)


Written Assessment Due: Week 8 Thursday (6 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

ADF

Chapter

NDB/ADF

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

VOR,DME

Chapter

VOR, DME

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

ETP,PNR

Chapter

ETP,PNR

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

GNSS

Chapter

GNSS

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
MID TERM TEST

Task Description

Mid-Term Test will be conducted in week 6 (after vacation week). The syllabus will cover on the concepts that are taught during the lectures taught upto week 5. The duration of the test is one hour. The test will be available online (in Moodle ) for the students for a fixed duration of ONE HOUR; commencing at one specified time only.  There is no alternative time-slot available (for the Test), on the day of the TEST. The details of the Mid-Term Test will be promulgated in Moodle in second/third week. Please ensure your availability for this Mid-Term Test on the specified date and time-slot.  Only one attempt is allowed. Absentees will not be given another chance.  The University regulations will strictly apply to the absentees for possible consideration of a RE-TEST. This Mid-Term Test is worth 30%; and the specified date and time will be promulgated in week two/three. This gives adequate notice for all the students to plan/modify their work-schedules or other commitments and ensure their presence for the exam.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Thursday (22 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Online Test in Moodle: ONE HOUR SLOT (details will be specified in week two/three)


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Thursday (6 May 2021)

30%


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

MCQ type Test.  Assessment of the understanding of the concepts of CPL Navigation as covered in weeks 1 to 5. 

Rubric will be availble in Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Online TEST through Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate competencies on the Navigation components of CPL (Commercial Pilot License); as detailed in Schedule 3 of Part 61, MOS (Manual of Standards) of CASR (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations)
  • Describe the various global navigation chart projections and their use on national flights
  • Convert time zones to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Local Mean Time (LMT) and Local Sidereal Time (LST)
  • Explain the operation and limitations of radio navigation aids
  • Discuss the altimetry procedures used on national flights
  • Convert between various airspeeds and ground speeds
  • Calculate critical points for normal and asymmetric operations


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

TASK DESCRIPTION - Individual Exercise and Assessment. See Moodle for Specific Exercise. This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding of flight planning and navigation. In order to achieve this you will need to:
· Use maps and flight computer along with computations learned throughout this course to plan a flight to given points and back to the starting position
· Integrate weather restrictions as well as environmental conditions into the flight plan
· Prepare the map with course headings to use and ground speeds. Include distance estimates between points.
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.

Details of the assignment will be available in Moodle in week 2.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Thursday (6 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Thursday (20 May 2021)

Debrief-Individual


Weighting
10%

Assessment Criteria

Successfully plan a VFR flight according to requirements (See Moodle for details). Using information given, you will plan a VFR flight from point A to B to C and back to point A. This exercise will give you practice in flight planning navigation using the flight computer and maps. You will be assessed for 10% towards overall weightage. The main purpose of this assessment is to assess your ability to complete a Navigation Exercice. 



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Individual submissions only.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate competencies on the Navigation components of CPL (Commercial Pilot License); as detailed in Schedule 3 of Part 61, MOS (Manual of Standards) of CASR (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations)
  • Plan a flight by reference to a navigation chart
  • Plan and plot a three-leg navigation exercise on a World Aeronautical Chart and provide the flight plan details for the exercise to be completed in flight.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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