Course Title: Engineering Risk Management in Aviation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Engineering Risk Management in Aviation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2370

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010

AERO2370

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2014

AERO2370

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015

AERO2370

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

AERO2371

China Airlines Ltd

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 07,
Offsh 3 07

AERO2372

Air Transport Training College

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Offsh 3 07

Course Coordinator: Dr Richard Yeun

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4276

Course Coordinator Email: Richard.yeun@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.31

Course Coordinator Availability: TBA


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Risk management is an essential activity undertaken at all levels of the aviation industry. It is a key part of an organisation’s safety management system; providing stakeholders with the process, tools and techniques to ensure risks are managed to acceptable levels. Safety is an industry-wide concern; risk management is undertaken by all aviation organisations, from airlines, maintenance providers, air traffic service providers, flight training and by the aviation safety regulator. As such, safety risk management is an essential tool to any aviation industry professional.
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the risk management process, and its application to the aviation environment. You will learn to apply the risk management process and assessment tools to examples and case-studies set in an aviation context. The knowledge and tools learned can also be applied outside the aviation domain, to support risk management relating to workplace, health, safety and environment (WH&SE), business, and project management.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

2. Problem Solving and Design
* Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems
* Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to engineering activities

4. Professional Practice
* Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
* Demonstrate orderly management of self, and professional conduct.

5. Research
* Assess, acquire and apply the competencies and resources appropriate to engineering activities


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Apply the risk management process to different scenarios.
2. Evaluate technical and non-technical issues associated with the effective management of engineering risk within aviation.
3. Apply various tools to identify, assess, evaluate, treat, monitor, and communicate risk.
4. Conduct research at an appropriate level and identify the requirements for the development of new engineering risk management methods in the aviation industry.
5. Apply national and international aviation standards and regulations relating to risk management.
6. Analyse emerging and contemporary problems in engineering risk management in aviation.     


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, online quizzes, group tutorial style sessions, directed reading, and an assignment. Lectures will be used to introduce theoretical concepts and as a forum for encouraging engineering discussion. Interactive in-class polls, case studies, and practical worked examples will be used to enhance learning outcomes for students. This subject will also trial the use of “flip lectures” whereby, students review readings prior to the allocated lecture time, and the lecture time is then dedicated to group discussion, hands on examples, and tutorial style sessions. Short online multi-choice tests will be made available progressively during the course delivery period. The tests are intended to encourage the progressively review and retention of lecture material, to reinforce concepts, and to provide students with a mechanism to continually gauge their progress against learning outcomes. Finally, an assignment will provide students the opportunity to apply concepts covered in the lectures to a simulated “real world” scenario. This is the primary mechanism of assessment.


Overview of Learning Resources

All course-related resources will be provided on the “myRMIT Studies” / Blackboard website. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external websites. The intent is to support flexible and student-directed learning as much as possible. Whilst the primary teaching method is through face-to-face lectures, where possible, all course materials (inclusive of weekly lecture slides, lecture recordings (when available), case studies, tutorials, assignments, related readings and some assessment items) will be made available to students via the course myRMIT Studies / Blackboard website. There are no prescribed texts for this subject. Links to online articles, e-Reserve or eBooks will be provided via the course myRMIT Studies / Blackboard website.


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 tasks are designed to encourage students to undertake progressive revision of theoretical concepts. In so doing, they assist the student in achieving the key learning outcomes for the course. In addition, the assessment items are intended to support student development of key skills in research and written communication. There are two primary summative assessment items for this course, being a series of regular online quizzes and an individual assignment.

Early and Ongoing Assessment Tasks: Online quizzes
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3,5,6. This assessment item comprises up to five individual quizzes worth up to 10% each, progressively scheduled over the semester. Each quiz will comprise between 10 and 20 multi-choice questions covering key concepts presented in lecture materials and required readings. The objective of the quizzes is to ensure an understanding and comprehension of theoretical principles and to provide students with ongoing feedback on their performance in the course.

Assessment Task 2: Individual assignment
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6. The assignment requires students to apply the risk management framework, and key assessment techniques, to a case study project. Students will be required to critically analyse and make recommendations based on their results. Assignment submission will be in the form of a report, in a template and documentation style similar to that used in the aviation engineering profession.