AVAT12009 - Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Examination 60%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.57% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
No formal feedback provided
Recommendation
Encourage dialogue and discussions between the students at an early stage of each term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the form of the Earth, including the Earth's graticule, true and magnetic poles
  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 groundspeeds
  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.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination