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 SCA 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 3 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.73% 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 Evaluation
Feedback
The concepts in the subject were hard to understand but were explained well and it was ensured that each topic was fully understood before moving on.
Recommendation
This is one of the most difficult papers at ATPL level. Concepts are complex in nature and the solution is 'active interactive discussions' with students. Students were and will be given repeated explanations of complex concepts.
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
A solid three hours of lectures covering physics or complex concepts is hard to comprehend.
Recommendation
The nature of this unit includes complex concepts in Flight Navigation at the highest level (ATPL). Adequate breaks (during the three hour session) will be given to refresh the students.
Action Taken
This was implemented and resulted in a positive outcome.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Optional Moodle quizzes may be included before the exams to help students reinforce some of the concepts explored throughout the term.
Recommendation
Additional quizzes will be made available.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Learning resources were sufficient, relevant covering all topics.
Recommendation
Agree and further improvements will be made.
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
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1 - Online Test
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
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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
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