Human Factors in Specialised Operations

10 Units

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

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On 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.

This 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.

Replacing Course(s)
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 - One essay submitted via BlackBoard.
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Comprises brief written response to specified questions and discussion of others'responses via BlackBoard.
  • Journal - Reflective journal integrating course material with workplace experience.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Forums: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for AVIA6140

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