Advanced Human Factors in Aviation

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004


On 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.


This 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
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 1
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
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Three critiques of published papers
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Brief written responses to specified questions and discussion of others' responses via BlackBoard.
  • Journal - Reflective journal integrating course material with workplace experience.
Contact Hours
  • Forums: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for AVIA6130

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