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AVAT12011 - Aviation Human Factors (Commercial Pilot Licence)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Aviation Human Factors (Commercial Pilot Licence) will provide you with knowledge of human performance and human limitations associated with subsonic, low altitude flight in small commercial aircraft. You will also learn about the importance of organisational culture and national culture when operating in the aviation industry. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Commercial Pilot Licence, Human Factors Syllabus. You will be presented with some of the medical challenges of subsonic speed, and low 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 learn about the principles of threat and error management.

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 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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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: Moodle
Feedback
Since only two students undertook this subject, the one feedback was not made available to me.
Recommendation
Since no feedback has been made due to the very low number of enrollment (2 students enrolled), I would like to propose the present unit material remain until such time substantial feedback is available in future years.
Action Taken
Matter to be reviewed when student numbers increase in future presentations of the unit.
Source: Students/Lecturer
Feedback
Students expressed general satisfaction with the presentation and material for the unit. Lecturer considers there is a need to encourage discussion durign the lecture.
Recommendation
It is the intetion of the lecturer to generate open discussion with the class when possible. Additonally the unit material needs to be reviewed and updated to ensure students acquire the broad knowledge of the subject.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the medical and physiological aspects related to flight
  2. Examine human limitations of perception, cognition and information processing limitations related to flight
  3. Describe human behaviour limitations and errors applicable to flight
  4. Reflect on the resource management, judgement and decision making required of a professional pilot
  5. Discuss the principles of threat and error management.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks 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
5 - Team Work
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