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AVAT13011 - Aviation Human Factors (Air Transport Pilot Licence)

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Aviation Human Factors (Air Transport Pilot Licence) will provide you with advanced knowledge of human performance and human limitations associated with high speed, high altitude, multi-crew flight in heavy air transport aircraft. You will also learn about the importance of organisational culture and national culture when operating in the global aviation industry. You will cover the aeronautical knowledge requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Air Transport Pilot Licence Human Factors syllabus. You will be presented with some of the medical challenges of high speed, high 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 analyse the principles of threat and error management.

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

Prerequisite: AVAT12011 Aviation Human Factors (Commercial Pilot Licence)

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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. 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%).

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Classify the physiological conditions related to high altitude flight
  2. Investigate human limitations of perception, cognition and information processing related to multi-crew
  3. Interpret human behaviour limitations and errors applicable to multi-crew flight
  4. Reflect on the crew resource management, judgement and decision making required of a professional pilot
  5. Analyse critically the principles of threat and error management.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to 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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination