Course Title: Aviation Safety and Security Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Safety and Security Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

AERO2495

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 16

Course Coordinator: Dr Jose Silva

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8019

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

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.29


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil. 


Course Description

This course is intended to provide you with an understanding of safety management systems (SMS) by addressing to the fundamental components stipulated in the ICAO framework.  You will be provided an insight of key areas which are relevant for the implementation of a safety program in the context of small and large organizations in the aviation sector, including Risk Management, Human Factors, Security, Safety Culture and Investigation/Auditing techniques. The course goes beyond a business/ quality management system as it is also focused 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 program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

1 Knowledge and Skill Base

1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.

1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

3 Professional and Personal Attributes

3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.4. Professional use and management of information.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

This course contributes to the program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation):

1. 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.

3. Abstraction and modelling:

• Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation, using appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices, ensuring model applicability, accuracy and limitations.

4. Coordination and communication:

• Communicate and coordinate proficiently by listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice, working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon 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 organizational 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 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 these tasks assess the following learning outcomes:  PLO 1, 3. CLO 1, 2 and 4.   Assessment 2: Group assignment (report) Weighting of final grade (%): 20 these tasks assess the following learning outcomes:  PLO 1, 3. CLO 1, 5 and 6   Assessment 3: Group assignment (presentation) Weighting of final grade (%): 10 these tasks assess the following learning outcomes:  PLO 1, 3. CLO 1, 5 and 6   Assessment 4: Final exam Weighting of final grade (%): 40 these tasks assess the following learning outcomes:  PLO 1, 3. CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6