Course Title: Introduction to Aviation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Aviation

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2377

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2483

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Internet

Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16

AERO2483

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

Offsh1 17

Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Marino

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4455

Course Coordinator Email: matthew.marino@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 253.03.025


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an understanding of the principles and practices critical to the aviation industry. These relate to airports, commercial airlines, and the general aviation sector. The course introduces you to the major players that comprise the global air transport system, the types of and major functions of airports, the basic principles of aviation policy, airline marketing and commercial economics, flight planning and flight dispatch, and air cargo management.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

Needs, context and systems: 

• Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.

Problem-solving and design: 
• Demonstrating information skills and research methods.

Self management:
• Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

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

  1. Recognise and interpret a range of important practical aspects of the aviation industry
  2. Apply basic knowledge of global air transport system structures, key international air laws and policies, and airline commercial operations and their impact on airline economics and finances
  3. Evaluate the various factors influencing the global air transport system, the types of and major functions of airports, the basic principles of aviation policy, airline commercial economics, flight planning and flight dispatch, and air cargo management
  4. Evaluate the importance of route networks and marketing for airline commercial economics and developing customer loyalty.
  5. Plan and manage competing objectives and constraints in the context of the aviation industry


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 “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 Tasks

The assessment tasks are in one of two schedules: A or B. You will be advised at the start of the teaching period which of the two schedules apply for any given teaching period and location.

 

Schedule A

Assessment item:  Assignment 1 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  25%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment item:  Group In-Class Activity (group)
Weighting of final grade:  20%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 4

Assessment item:  Group In-Class Presentation (group)
Weighting of final grade:  15%
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 4

Assessment item:  Final examination
Weighting of final grade:  40%
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Schedule B

Assessment item:  Assignment 1 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  25%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment item:  Assignment 2 (individual)
Weighting of final grade:  40%           
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 4

Assessment item:  Final examination
Weighting of final grade:  35%
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5