AVAT12012 - Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Instrument Flight Rules and Procedures will provide you with the knowledge of instrument flight rules and procedures that are required for the issue of the Command Instrument Rating (CIR). You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Instrument Rating syllabus. You will study the operational knowledge required of a Command Instrument Rating and the meteorological conditions which categorise Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). You will also study small commercial aircraft Instrument Flight Rules flight planning including the use of space and ground-based instrument systems. You will also learn the principles of performance-based navigation including area navigation and required navigation performance.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: AVAT12009 Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence), AVAT12008 Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence) 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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Term 2 - 2023 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. Online Quiz(zes) 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 16.13% 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: Student Feedback
Feedback
The lectures and tutorials need to be on separate days if possible for students to have time to absorb the knowledge given in the lecture.
Recommendation
This request will be implemented subject to timetabling availability. If not possible, tutorials will be decelerated by a week and taken out of sync to allow enough study time for the lecture content.
Action Taken
This was not implemented due to timetabling issues but is still on the task list for the next offering.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The support and teaching quality is very good and the demonstrated knowledge in the subject by the lecturer is very high. Questions about the content and beyond are answered in a very timely manner. The offered quizzes throughout the term are a helpful study tool.
Recommendation
These practises will be continued.
Action Taken
This practice is continued.
Source: UC observation
Feedback
Student attendance in lectures and tutorials was minimal during the term. Only 4 out of 37 students showed up regularly for lectures and tutorials. Given the complexity of the content, this has resulted in poor student outcomes.
Recommendation
The necessity of student attendance during lectures will be emphasised during the beginning of the term. Exercises will be added to further effectuate student collaborations with the necessity of student attendance for lectures and tutorials. Further, tutorials will not be recorded any more in order to increase student participation.
Action Taken
This was partially implemented, however, it did not result in the expected outcomes.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The course structure was good and the Moodle Site is kept updated at all times.
Recommendation
These practices will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The teaching was good. Topics were covered well and a solid understanding is necessary to manage the unit.
Recommendation
These practices are to be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Weekly quizzes are great, but answers should be made public.
Recommendation
This will be changed with a procedure where students can ask for their results rather than just publishing the answers in the quiz.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: UC comment, student feedback
Feedback
Flight Simulators should be used to make the content more transparent in accordance with the procedures learned.
Recommendation
This needs to be considered by providing access to Flight Simulators for the students to use on campus or at home.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe general operations and procedures related to the Instrument Rating
  2. Reflect on procedures for flight under the instrument flight rules
  3. Critically evaluate an Instrument Flight Rules flight plan
  4. Explain the use of ground and space-based navigation systems
  5. Discuss the principle and use of performance-based navigation
  6. Reflect on the human factors issues related to Instrument Meteorological Conditions.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
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