Course Title: Aviation Safety Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Safety Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2175

China Airlines Ltd

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 4 07

AERO2235

Air Transport Training College

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 09

AERO2321

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011

AERO2321

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

AERO2321

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Jose Silva

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99258019

Course Coordinator Email: jose.silva@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.29

Course Coordinator Availability: Please contact by email to arrange appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an understanding of safety management systems (SMS) by addressing to the fundamental components stipulated in the ICAO framework.  You will be provided with an insight into key areas that are relevant for the implementation of a safety program in the context of small and large organisations in the aviation sector, including Risk Management, Human Factors, Security, Safety Culture and Investigation/Auditing techniques. This goes beyond a business/ quality management system and includes a focus on how people contribute to the safety performance of an organisation. The final part of this course will also cover the technical aspects impacting aviation safety, particularly the contribution of aircraft/airport safety systems to the mitigation of risks inherent to flight operations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1. 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

 

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to industry activities

 

3. Analysis

  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of industry activities

4. Professional Practice

  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership
  • Demonstrate orderly management of self, and professional conduct

5. Research

  • Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate professional use and management of information.

 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain how safety management systems are structured and their benefits for the aviation industry;
  2. Implement a Safety Management System adapted to the organisational and operational context of service providers;
  3. Explain the six step risk management process and its benefits;
  4. Compare the different safety cultures and explain how they contribute to a safety management system;
  5. Identify and apply key tools to assist on the implementation of a SMS (e.g. interviews/data collection, accident causation models, risk matrices, etc.)
  6. Analyse accident/incident reports and provide a critical judgement of the contributory factors and recommended preventive actions


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn in 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 “myRMIT Studies”. 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 1: Individual assignment

Weighting of final grade (%): 30
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLO 1, 4


Assessment 2: Group assignment (report)

Weighting of final grade (%): 20
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLO 1, 4, 5, 6

Assessment 3: Group assignment (presentation)

Weighting of final grade (%): 10
This task assesses the following learning outcomes:
CLO 1, 4, 5, 6
 

Assessment 4: Written test (in-class)

Weighting of final grade (%): 40
This task assesses the following learning outcomes: 
CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5