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AVAT13011 Aviation Human Factors (Air Transport Pilot Licence)
Aviation Human Factors (Air Transport Pilot Licence)
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Unit Profile Correction added on 15-05-20

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, formal examinations have been cancelled for 2020 Term 1. The final examination in this unit will be replaced by a similar online test. More details will be available on Moodle. The learning outcomes assessed are unchanged.

General Information

Overview

Aviation Human Factors (Air Transport Pilot Licence) will provide you with advanced knowledge of human performance and human limitations associated with high speed, high altitude, multi-crew flight in heavy air transport aircraft. You will also learn about the importance of organisational culture and national culture when operating in the global aviation industry. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Air Transport Pilot Licence Human Factors syllabus. You will be presented with some of the medical challenges of high speed, high altitude flight. You will examine problems of perception, cognition and behaviour related to flight and the errors that are caused by human limitations. You will reflect on the success of crew resource management strategies to improve pilot judgement and decision making and analyse the principles of threat and error management.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: AVAT12011 Aviation Human Factors (Commercial Pilot Licence)

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 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Online

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. Written Assessment
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.

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

Feedback

Formal feedback provided by one student.

Recommendation

The student indicated strong satisfaction with the material and the presentation thereof during the semester.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator

Feedback

Feedback

Recommendation

This second-year unit was presented for the first time.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Classify the physiological conditions related to high altitude flight
  2. Investigate human limitations of perception, cognition and information processing related to multi-crew
  3. Interpret human behaviour limitations and errors applicable to multi-crew flight
  4. Reflect on the crew resource management, judgement and decision making required of a professional pilot
  5. Analyse critically the principles of threat and error management.

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
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

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
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Human Factors introduction and fundamemtals

Chapter

Human Factors introduction and fundamentals

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Human Factors management and organisation    

Chapter

Human Factors management and organisation

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Human Factors SHELL model

Chapter

Human Factors SHELL model

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Crew Resource Management (CRM)

Chapter

Crew Resource Management (CRM)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Training relevance  and Threat and Error Management (TEM)

Chapter

Training relevance and Threat and error Management (TEM)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Cockpit design and advanced technology cockpit

Chapter

Cockpit design and advanced technology cockpit

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Automation - use and misunderstanding

Chapter

Automation - use and misunderstanding

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Communications and navigation surveilance

Chapter

Communications and navigation surveilance

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Workload

Chapter

Workload

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment submission

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Investigations

Chapter

Investigations

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

CASA  and regulatory process

Chapter

CASA and regulatory process

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Revision

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assignment

Task Description

This assignment aims to reinforce the  Human Factors material covered in the first 9 weeks of this unit.

Specifically, students are required to research, analyze and report on Human Factors influencing the safety of aviation operations in Australia. 

Students must understand and express detailed knowledge of the Human Factors influence on aviation personell and their operation of commercial aircraft.. Additionally, awareness of adverse outcomes that can arise from non-compliance with the guidelines and policies relating to the applicaiton of Human Factors must be evident in your submission. Comprehension of responsibilities of pilots in the industry is essential for successful completion of this task.

Your assessment document must be produced in electronic form (either as (a) a single page word processed document, (b) a single page Publisher document saved in a PDF format, or (c) a single Power Point 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: all submissions are processed through the similarity dectection sofetware (called Turitin) hence, the requirement to submit the Publisher or Power Point documents as PDF files.

You must ensure that all of the work submitted is your own, in line with University Policy requirements.


Assessment Due Date

Return Date to Students

Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

High distinction standard

* the answer is very well written and clearly expressed

* there is a demonstrated appreciation and understanding of the issues involved

* the answer is well structured and logically organised

* demonstrated mastery of referencing system

* there is evidence of a comprehensive analysis of the issues

* conclusions are backed by well-reasoned arguments demonstrating a detailed insight and analysis of issues

* comprehensive coverage of all relevant issues

Distinction standard

* the answer is well written and expressed

* the answer is structured and logical

* the issues have been reasonably well identified and appreciated

* there is correct use of referencing

* issues have been analysed

** there is a comprehensive coverage of the issues

Credit standard

*the answer is generally well written and expressed

* the answer is structured and sequential

* referencing is satisfactory

* issues are identified and addressed

* there has been an attempt to analyse some of the issues

* the coverage of issues is reasonably comprehensive often with a good treatment and analysis of

particular points

* depth of treatment is often lacking in some of the issues.

Pass standard

* the answer is able to be followed and understood

* the answer could perhaps be better organised and structured

* the referencing may need improvement

* issues may need to be identified and addressed in more depth

* analysis when present may be incorrect

* sometimes the conclusions reached are simple

* there may be quantities of material of marginal relevance included in the answer.

Fail standard

* the answer may be significantly short of the required length

* the written expression is poor and difficult to understand

* the answer is poorly organised

* there has been a failure to identify and address the issues in the question

* referencing is generally inadequate

* the reasoning and application demonstrated is poor

* frequently there is much irrelevant material.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
via moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Classify the physiological conditions related to high altitude flight
  • Investigate human limitations of perception, cognition and information processing related to multi-crew
  • Interpret human behaviour limitations and errors applicable to multi-crew flight
  • Reflect on the crew resource management, judgement and decision making required of a professional pilot
  • Analyse critically the principles of threat and error management.


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

Minimum mark or grade
50%

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