Advanced Aviation Human Factors Research Skills

Course code AVIA6130Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course Introduces students to aspects of methodology and statistics in human factors in research. Students are expected to design a research project on an aviation human factors topic.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of research methodology in aviation human factors.
2. Critically research papers in the field.
3. Develop an appropriate research design for a human factors project in the aviation domain.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate statistical analysis.
5. Identify and locate information relevant to topic areas.
6. Participate in electronic communication.
7. Demonstrate ability to communicate ideas in written form.
8. Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively to complete tasks.
ContentThis course allows for the further development of students' skills and knowledge in the area of advanced human factors. Specific content includes: critical review of human factors topics; understanding of methodological approaches in aviation human factors and the development of additional knowledge in a specific topic area of human factors in the aviation domain.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeIt is expected that most students will have a CPL, ATPL, LAME, or ATS licence, and/or experience in the aviation industry.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsIntroduction and methodology for a research project.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionBrief written responses to specified questions and discussion of others' responses via BlackBoard.
JournalReflective journal integrating course material with workplace experience.
Contact HoursForums: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AVIA6130