CQUniversity Unit Profile
AVAT12012 Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures
Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures
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Unit Profile Correction added on 09-08-18

Text Book:  Aviation Theory Instrument Rating by David Robson

Unit Profile Correction added on 09-08-18


Examination

Date:                        During the University examination period

Weighting:                60%

Length:                    120 minutes

Details:                    Multi choice (60 questions)

                               Restricted: Text book only

General Information

Overview

Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures will provide you with the knowledge of instrument flight rules and procedures that is required for the issue of the Command Instrument Rating (CIR). You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Instrument Rating syllabus. You will study the operational knowledge required of a Command Instrument Rating and the meteorological conditions which categorise Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). You will also study small commercial aircraft Instrument Flight Rules flight planning including the use of space and ground based instrument systems. The principles of performance-based navigation including area navigation and required navigation performance will be learnt.

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: AVAT12009 Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence); AVAT12008 Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence) and 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 2 - 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 general operations and procedures related to the Instrument Rating
  2. Reflect on procedures for flight under the instrument flight rules
  3. Critically evaluate an Instrument Flight Rules flight plan
  4. Explain the use of ground and space based navigation systems
  5. Discuss the principle and use of performance-based navigation
  6. Reflect on the human factors issues related to Instrument Meteorological Conditions.

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

FLIGHT RULES AND AIR LAW

16th EDITION (2015)
AVIATION THEORY CENTRE
AUSTRALIA
Binding: Paperback

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
Michael Malouf Unit Coordinator
m.malouf@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Instruments

Meteorology

Chapter

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Radar

NDB and ADF

Chapter

chapter 3

chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

VOR

DME

Chapter

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

ILS

Pilot qualifications and suitability

Chapter

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Australian aviation documents

Preparing for an IFR flight

Chapter

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Assignment 1 Posted Due week 8

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Aug 2018

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

IFR Departures

En-route Operations

Chapter

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and Tutorial

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

IFR arrivals

Holding patterns, reversals and DME arcs

Chapter

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Instrument Approaches

Visual Manoeuvring

Chapter

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Assignment due

Discuss the differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying Due: Week 8 Friday (7 Sep 2018) 8:00 pm AEST


Discuss the differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying Due: Week 8 Friday (7 Sept 2018) 8:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 10 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Instrument Flying Technique

Abnormal Operations

Chapter

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Automatic Flight Systems

Performance-Based Navigation

Chapter

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

RNAV Systems

Human Factors

Chapter

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

All  chapters

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture and tutorial

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
Discuss the differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying

Task Description

This assignment will broaden the students' understanding of the requirements and challenges of instrument flying. Students will need to scan relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to discuss the differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying .

The objective of the assignment is to broaden student depth and knowledge of Instrument Flying.

The paper will draw on sourced literature. (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 Abstract, Introduction, Body, and Conclusion, and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. Pages should be numbered by placing the surname and page number (Arabic numeral) in the top right corner of each page include the first page.

Do not include a Table of Contents


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (7 Sept 2018) 8:00 pm AEST

Online submission


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (21 Sept 2018)

Online


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Essay Assessment Criteria Marks
Evidence of a suitable abstract that gives a brief overview of the paper, and a suitable introduction that informs the reader of the topic as outlined in the assessment task. /2
Evidence of a conclusion that summarises, in a logical manner, the information presented in the discussion of the topic as outlined in the assessment task. /2
Demonstrate through well informed and critical discussion, an understanding and knowledge of the differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying as outlined in the assessment task. /8
Provide examples of differences and challenges of Instrument Flying compared to Visual Flying, using appropriate references from scholarly literature/texts to support your essay. /8
Evidence of additional research beyond the course material and prescribed textbook through the use of academic scholarly journal articles and other texts. /5
Presentation, including correct in-text referencing and a reference list, formatting, layout (essay format) and grammar. /5
TOTAL MARKS /30


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Must be submitted online by 8.00pm on 7/09/2018

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe general operations and procedures related to the Instrument Rating
  • Reflect on procedures for flight under the instrument flight rules
  • Critically evaluate an Instrument Flight Rules flight plan
  • Explain the use of ground and space based navigation systems
  • Discuss the principle and use of performance-based navigation


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

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
120 minutes

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