CU51 - Bachelor of Aviation (Technology)

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Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Aviation (Major) offers students the opportunity to undertake a range of careers in the aviation, aerospace and IT industries. The Bachelor of Aviation (Major) course is designed to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of:

  • theories and practices appropriate for the aviation industry;
  • theories and practices appropriate for the information technology industry; and
  • the professional ethical, legal and security issues in both industries;

plus the skills to:

  • work in the aviation industry;
  • work in a range of operational and management positions within the aviation, aerospace and information technology industries; and
  • analyse problems critically and design appropriate solutions.

Career Information

Bachelor of Aviation Technology graduates are able to work in a range of operational and management positions within the aviation, aerospace and information technology industries.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BAvnTech

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

Domestic students - Prerequisites: English (4, SA), Maths A;

International students - refer to the international student section.

Students must have Mathematics A at Year 12 or equivalent.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CG08 - Diploma of Aviation Theory
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 8
2019 13
2018 34
2017 75
2016 67
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating respect for cultural and professional diversity as well as individual differences and capacities in the aviation industry.
  • Complying with the requirement under the Aviation Act to be a fit and proper person.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Successfully processing your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with stressful situations that can arise in the aviation environment.
  • Maintaining behavioural stability through successfully distinguishing your own personal behaviours, experiences and emotions from others and situations in a professional setting.
  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate to professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer/peer feedback or criticism.
  • Complying with the behavioural requirements to be a fit and proper person under the Aviation Act.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the relevant workplace policies and practices in the aviation industry.
  • Complying with university and workplace policy with the use of social media, online discussion forums, email and other electronic forms of communication.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Complying with the Aviation Act and Regulations.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in English your aviation knowledge with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Actively participating in discussion and course activities with appropriate use and command of language to the context.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with all stakeholders in the delivery of aviation practice and responding appropriately to stakeholders and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, body movements and gestures, being mindful of space boundaries.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course and in aviation practice.
  • Adopting non-threatening body language during challenging and/or stressful situations with others.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible formats, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form to develop and execute a case or cohesive argument that meets academic, professional and aviation practice requirements.
  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Using a computer with sufficient computer skills to engage in on -line learning, reading, initiating and responding to emails and other forms of electronic communication, and completing relevant assessments for the course. This includes being able to regularly access the Internet for coursework and research.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office, and operate associated electronic technologies in the contemporary academic and aviation environment.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information using a variety of specific programs relevant to aviation practice.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge and evidence in response to academic assessment items and in the aviation organisation in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Completing academic learning activities and assessment tasks, and perform aviation skills within reasonable set time-frames.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary, correct grammar and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic and professional conventions.
  • competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in aviation practice.
  • Completing documentation that is accurate, clear and concise.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills to accurately read and interpret various measurements.
  • Demonstrating effective use of mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills in the application of aviation practice.
  • Demonstrating competency in manipulating and analysing numerical data.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Having sufficient visual acuity to accurately measure and assess.
  • Having sufficient visual acuity to work in a team-based aviation environment.
  • Having sufficient visual acuity to identify hazards to self and others.
  • Perceiving fine detail on a computer screen and/or mobile/portable device.
  • Discerning an object from its background.
  • Having sufficient auditory capacity to hear verbal communication from other professionals in the delivery of aviation practice.
  • Having sufficient auditory capacity to work in a team-based aviation environment where verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to practice.
  • Having sufficient auditory capacity to capture auditory warning circumstances, movements or signals where other senses may not detect such stimuli.
  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Correctly and successfully interacting with electronic and fixed position devices to perform aviation requirements.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Having sufficient relationship skills to undertake flight training on aircraft and in the simulator.


Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Having sufficient reflective skills to be able to analyse and reflect upon flight and theory lessons.


Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating safely and effectively in intensive aviation tasks that require sustained level of physical energy and concentration over a long duration.
  • Actively participating in a variety of aviation tasks in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in aviation activities.
  • Moving with ease while undertaking aviation activities.
  • Working safely and effectively in a variety of physical environments applicable to aviation practice.
  • Using a variety of fine motor skills in various aviation activities.
  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Correctly and successfully interacting with electronic and fixed position devices to perform aviation requirements.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Respectfully and successfully interacting with flight providers, airport staff and other aviation professionals.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Correctly and successfully interacting with computers and associated devices to perform aviation requirements.


Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Acquire the Foundation of Readiness skills to take and pass the CASA CPL Examination
  • 2. Demonstrate basic aeronautical knowledge
  • 3. Interpret Meteorology and Navigation information and implement it in the planning and operation of an aircraft
  • 4. Understand Aircraft General Knowledge and Aerodynamics and implement this knowledge in theory and application
  • 5. Comprehend Human Performance and Limitations in flight and Aircraft Operation, Performance, and Planning in the operation of aircraft
  • 6. Recognise Command Instrument Rating
  • 7. Analyse problems critically and design appropriate solutions
  • 8. Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of ICT technologies
  • 9. Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills
  • 10. Design systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles
  • 11. Develop informed solutions that consider the impact on individuals, organisations and society when deploying ICT technologies
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 126

*Students may substitute 2 units, AVAT13006 and a year 3 unit in lieu of AVAT13007 Flight Training Advanced (This gives a student a non-flying option to focus on management/operations).

Students should note that they will be required to take some units in the Distance education Mode depending on the campus of study

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AVAT11001 Aviation Theory I
OCHS11025 Health and Safety Risk Management
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS11026 Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
COMM11003 Career Communications
COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AVAT12002 Aviation Theory II
AVAT12004 Aviation Theory IV
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AVAT12003 Aviation Theory III
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT11237 Database Design & Implementation
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIS13013 Business Intelligence
COIT12205 Knowledge Management Principles
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AVAT13005 Aviation Theory V
AVAT13007 Flight Training Advanced
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Students should note that they will be required to take some units in the Distance education Mode depending on the campus of study

Students must undertake 2 electives in Year 3 Term 1 and 1 elective in Year 3 Term 2.

You may choose any unit for your electives, provided a minimum of one unit is a third year unit. However, please consider the following option:

If you wish to apply for associate membership of the Australian Computer Society, your electives will need to include:

COIT11223 Ethics and Social Issues, and

COIT12208 IT Project Management.

Your remaining elective will need to be a third year unit.

More Details
There is no additional information for this course.