Course Title: Aviation Strategy in the Global Context

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Strategy in the Global Context

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2408

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

AERO2492

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 16

AERO2492

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 17

Course Coordinator: Dr George Jiang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4551

Course Coordinator Email: george.jiang@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO2409 Managing the Engineering Environment or equivalent.
AERO2381 Aviation Industry Environment or equivalent.
 


Course Description

This course focuses on the strategic role of the manager, emphasising insights relating to the process of strategy development. You will learn to develop skills in influencing an organisation to achieve its goals or mission


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes (PLOs):

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.

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 successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Analyse the processes that operate at a structural and behavioural level within organisations
2. Determine organisational factors influencing the behaviour of individuals
3. Explain the various theories of organisational and personnel behaviour that affect the processes of management
4. Evaluate and analyse organisations to facilitate the appreciation of those factors that are able to be influenced / controlled by management and those factors that are beyond the manager’s control
5. Identify and discuss the strategies to achieve effective group interaction and facilitate organisational effectiveness:


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 “myRMITStudies”. 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).

 

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
Description:  Produce an analysis of publicly available material on a strategic issue for an aviation industry organisation of your choice. 

Assessment item:  Assignment 2 (group) 
Weighting of final grade:  35%
Related course learning outcomes:  4,5
Description:  Strategic Analysis of an Aviation-Related Company

Assessment item:  Assignment 3 (group oral presentation)
Weighting of final grade:  10%
Related course learning outcomes:  4, 5
Description:  This presentation aims to offer an opportunity for students to practice speaking skill in aviation strategy management.

Assessment item:  Middle-semester exam
Weighting of final grade:  30%
Related course learning outcomes:  1,2,3,4,5
Description:  1-hour middle semester written examination will consist of questions related to this subject.  It will reflect material in the prescribed readings, and in the work done for class discussions and assignments.

 

Schedule B

Assessment item:  Assignment 1 (individual) 
Weighting of final grade:  25%
Related course learning outcomes:  1, 2
Description:  Produce an analysis of publicly available material on a strategic issue for an aviation industry organisation of your choice. 

Assessment item:  Assignment 2 (group) 
Weighting of final grade:  35%
Related course learning outcomes:  4,5
Description:  Strategic Analysis of an Aviation-Related Company

Assessment item: Final exam
Weighting of final grade:  40%
Related course learning outcomes:  1,2,3,4,5
Description:  2-hour final semester written examination will consist of questions related to this subject.  It will reflect material in the prescribed readings, and in the work done for class discussions and assignments.