AVAT12004 - Aviation Theory IV

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides the operation, performance and planning theory, and the human performance and limitations theory, required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA CPL examination. Topics covered include the aerodromes and ALA's, takeoff and landing Performance, climb, cruise and descent performance, weight and balance consideration, and the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Echo Loading Systems, and airspace consideration, weather Consideration, topography consideration, aircraft performance, flight plan preparation and submission, and basic health and fitness, hyperventilation, atmospheric pressure changes, anatomy of the ear, vision, illusions, motion sickness, hypoxia, and first aid and survival. In addition to the recommended printed materials, students must obtain current charts (WAC, ERC-L, VTC) and current documents (ERSA). The documentation is available from Air Services Australia in Melbourne or at select flight schools throughout Australia.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: AVAT 11001

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

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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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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First quizzes seem to start well after the course delivery. Later quizzes seemed a little compressed. Not sure about the practicality of group work assignments for distant students
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Reflect on the design of the group assignment
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