Advanced Human Factors in Aviation

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

Introduce students to aspects of methodology in research and students are expected to complete a detailed study and critique of a number of recent, applied papers in the aviation human factors domain.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of advanced human factors concepts.
2. Develop an understanding of research methodology in aviation human factors.
3. Develop an ability to critically review an aviation industry position paper.
4. Develop an ability to critically review a theory paper in the aviation domain.
5. Develop an ability to critically review research papers in the field.
6. Research and develop a topic area in human factors in the aviation domain.
7. Identify and locate information relevant to topic areas.
8. Participate in electronic communication.
9. Demonstrate ability to communicate ideas in written form.
10. 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 AssignmentsThree critiques of published papers
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
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for AVIA6130