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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 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Perth
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
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. 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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 18.42% 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 best aspects about the unit were the quizzes given for ten weeks to help understand the material needed for Instrument Flight Rules, the communication with the unit coordinator was very easy and helpful and the material given for each week's lecture.
Recommendation
Will be continued
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The lecturer is clearly knowledgeable of the subject matter and was able to draw upon his time in the airlines. His practical based examples are very useful to aid understanding and provides context. The presentation slides contain graphs, images and videos - also assisting in understanding.
Recommendation
Will be continued
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The lecturer is able to encourage group discussion during his lectures, which is beneficial for learning.
Recommendation
Will be continued
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
The best aspects about the unit were the quizzes given for ten weeks to help understand the material needed for Instrument Flight Rules, the communication with the unit coordinator was very easy and helpful and the material given for each week's lecture.
Recommendation
The quizzes will be continued
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Overall quiz quality needs to be improved
Recommendation
Quizzes will be altered
Action Taken
This has been addressed and was implemented.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Offer an additional lecture by a guest speaker from Australian Air Traffic Control
Recommendation
In progress
Action Taken
Could not be done due to COVID-19 restrictions, but is planned for the next year.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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
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1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Examination
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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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