What is Aviation Management?
Aviation generally refers to the art and practice of operating aircraft, being derived from the Latin word for bird, 'avis'. In the study area of Aviation, within the School of Psychology, we are interested in the behaviour of people in relation to the operation of aircraft, whether as pilots, air traffic controllers, in maintenance or as flight cabin crew or passengers. Thus the main focus is on human factors and safety in aviation systems. 'Human factors' refers to the effect of (and effects on) the humans in a system. This can include medical, physiological, psychological and interpersonal aspects of humans interacting with each other, with technology, with the environment and with the procedures, rules and regulations that guide the system.
The University of Newcastle offers a Graduate Certificate and a Masters program in Aviation Management, delivered online. Currently, these are the only aviation programs taking enrolments.