Human Factors in Specialised Operations

Course code AVIA6140Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

AVIA6140 is intended to facilitate students' understanding of the contribution of human factors in various specialisations within the aviation industry.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of advanced human factors concepts in various industry specialties.
2. Demonstrate the ability to collect and collate information and prepare an appropriate discussion paper.
3. Identify and locate information relevant to topic areas.
4. Participate in electronic communication.
5. Demonstrate ability to communicate ideas in written form.
6. Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively to complete tasks.
ContentThis course allows for the integration of advanced development of students' skills and knowledge in the area of human factors in the aviation domain. Specific content includes: critical review of human factors position papers, theoretical positions and research findings; and exploration of systemic models in aviation human factors. It encourages the development of additional knowledge in a specific topic area of human factors in the aviation domain specifically relevant to the work place of the student.
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 AssignmentsOne essay submitted via BlackBoard.
Group/tutorial participation and contributionComprises brief written response to specified questions and discussion of others'responses via BlackBoard.
JournalReflective journal integrating course material with workplace experience.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Forums: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AVIA6140