Human Factors in Aviation Systems
|Course code AVIA6110||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology|
Covers a review of basic human factors principles and discussion of more advanced topics such as the implications of cockpit automation and ergonomics in cockpit and display design. The theoretical bases for system safety analysis, application in accident prevention and investigation, and implications for aviation management will also be discussed in detail.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the end of the course students should:|
1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of basic human factors concepts including:
i information processing models
ii sensation and perception
iii attention and memory
iv situation awareness
vi decision making
vii stress and fatigue
2. Outline the major systemic models and their applicability to system failure analysis and safety management.
3. Describe the anthropometric issues and ergonomic design considerations in aircraft cockpit and cabin layout.
4. Describe the differences between various aviation display formats and their impact on pilot performance and flight management.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the human factors issues associated with aircraft automation and advanced technology, and the implications for safety and management.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of workload measurement and the relationship between workload and attention, pilot performance and aircraft system management.
7. Describe the process of accident investigation and the role and relevance of human factors specialist knowledge in that process.
8. Develop an ability to critically review research papers in the field.
9. Identify and locate information relevant to topic areas.
10. Participate in electronic communication.
11. Demonstrate ability to communicate ideas in written form.
12. Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively to complete tasks.
|Content||This course forms the foundation for the development of students' skills and knowledge in the area of human factors. Specific content includes: review of basic human factors topics; exploration of systemic models in aviation human factors; ergonomics in cockpit and cabin; automation and its effects on human performance; pilot workload; and human factors in aircraft accident investigation.|
|Assumed Knowledge||It is expected that most students will have a CPL, ATPL, LAME or ATS licence, and/or experience in the aviation industry.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Forums: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for AVIA6110|