Human Factors in Specialised Operations

10 Units

The course is intended to facilitate students’ understanding of the contribution of human factors in various specialisations within the aviation industry.

Faculty Faculty of Science
School School of Psychology
Availability Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this 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.

Assumed Knowledge It is expected that most students will have a CPL, ATPL, LAME, or ATS licence, and/or experience in the aviation industry.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essays / Written Assignments
  • Online Learning Activity: Group/tutorial participation and contribution
  • Journal: Journal

Contact Hours



Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students will also participate in BlackBoard based discussion.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • Human Factors in Aviation
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for AVIA6140
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