Course Title: Airline Operations Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Airline Operations Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2178

China Airlines Ltd

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 07,
Offsh 3 07,
Offsh 3 08

AERO2240

Air Transport Training College

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Offsh 3 07,
Offsh 2 08,
Offsh 3 08

AERO2307

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2012

AERO2307

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2014

AERO2307

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2307

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr David Lyon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8349

Course Coordinator Email: david.lyon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 057.03.033


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course aims to provide you with an understanding of the broad operational aspects of operating an airline, including airline operational strategies, airline fleet planning, airline economics and financing, flight scheduling, airline pricing and distribution, airline revenue management, and fuel conservation, and its economic impact. It will provide a comprehensive platform from which students can apply their learning in the real world of airline management both within the course and more importantly afterwards in the marketplace.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

Needs, Context and Systems

  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders
  • Identify and assess risks (including OH&S) as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of industry activities

Problem Solving and Design

  • Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team
  • Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to industry activities 

Analysis

  • Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.

Professional Practice

  • Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience

Research

  • Assess, acquire and apply the competencies and resources appropriate to industry activities


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) 

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Apply a broad understanding of the economics of airline passenger operations, including passenger pricing, and airline financing.
  2. Compare the fuel management strategies utilised by airlines.
  3. Relate the key elements of airline product planning and design to the commercial strategy of an airline.
  4. Identify and respond to customer requirements using customer research methods.
  5. Apply understanding of the key elements of airline fleet planning, airline flight scheduling, airline revenue management and product distribution.
  6. Produce a board level presentation of the proposed business and operational plan for a new airline company.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through lectures, directed reading, class room discussion, and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies.


Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on the “myRMIT” Blackboard portal. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the course lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites.


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1:  Individual assignment
Weighting of final grade:  30%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2

Assessment task 2:  Group analytic report
Weighting of final grade:  45%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 3, 5

Assessment task 3:  Group report presentation
Weighting of final grade:  15%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 3, 5, 6

Assessment task 4:  Individual reflection paper
Weighting of final grade:  10%
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 4