AVAT13008 - Navigation (Air Transport Pilot Licence)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Navigation (Air Transport Pilot Licence) will provide you with advanced knowledge of national and international navigation procedures applicable to heavy aircraft operations. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) navigation syllabus. You will learn how to interpret chart projections. You will convert between international time zones and study radio navigation aids. Altimetry procedures required for international and national flights will be examined. You will calculate critical points and convert between airspeed types.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: AVAT12009 Navigation (Commercial Pilot Licence) and AVAT12008 Meteorology (Commercial Pilot Licence)

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 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Term 1 - 2021 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 Test 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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Previous Feedback

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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: Unit Coordinator.
Feedback
This Unit was delivered for the first time at CQUniversity. The Unit Profile and CASA syllabus were discussed at great length with the students in the first/fifth week; and inputs taken for early/mid-course course corrections. This greatly enhanced students' engagement throughout the semester.
Recommendation
The discussions process with the students for early and mid-course refinements should be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
Require some basic mathematical procedures; formulae; terminology for solving Navigational problems at ATPL level.
Recommendation
The students will be given a basic revision exercise on application of mathematical formulae during the tutorial.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
The demonstrated solution by the lecturer by drawing on the screen during lecture was useful; however, it was hard to watch on a laptop and perhaps uploading a screen shot separately of the finished product.
Recommendation
The completed worksheet is always scanned and posted in Moodle. This practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
Some of the textbooks suggested by CASA were very hard to find for further readings.
Recommendation
There is no prescribed textbook for this Unit. The study materials suggested by CASA are available as books and Flight Manuals. The web search would provide all the possible resources available for ATPL navigation preparation. The probable sources of the reference materials will be discussed during the introductory lecture.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student
Feedback
Need more time during assessment and examinations, there is a lot of working out to do for these navigation calculations.
Recommendation
The duration of the examination will be increased to the required level in alignment with the workload involved.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate competencies on the Advanced Navigation components of ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License); as detailed in Schedule 3 of Part 61, MOS (Manual of Standards) of CASR (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations)
  2. Interpret the various global navigation chart projections and explain their use on national and international flights
  3. Convert between global time zones, Universal Coordinated Time and local time
  4. Evaluate the operation and limitations of radio navigation aids
  5. Examine the altimetry procedures used on national and international flights
  6. Convert between various airspeed types
  7. Calculate on-track and off-track critical points for various abnormal operations.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Online Test
2 - Examination