Course Title: Airport Design and Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Airport Design and Operations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2460

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 2 2012

AERO2460

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

AERO2460

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015

AERO2460

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr David Lyon

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 8349

Course Coordinator Email: David.lyon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.33


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an understanding of the principles and practices relating to airport design and operations. The course introduces you to airport design, airport business models (including airport economics and financial management), airport site selection and runway system orientation, geometric design of the airport/air field, taxiways, apron areas, airport classification codes, airport lighting, marking and signage and airport design, airport master planning, aircraft ground handling, and airport security.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Master of Science (Aviation):

Needs, Context and Systems
• Describe, investigate and analyse complex systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)

Problem Solving and Design
• Anticipate the consequences of intended action or inaction and understand how the consequences are managed collectively by your organisation, project or team

Analysis
• Apply underpinning natural, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer and information sciences.

Professional Practice
• Initiate, plan, lead or manage industry activities
• Understand the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary industry practice in the specific discipline
• Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of industry projects

Research
• Develop creative and innovative solutions to industry challenges


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Upon completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Characterise key aspects of current airport design and operations, as well as future trends.
• The role of visual and radio aids for navigation in the airport precinct and their implications on airport design
• Phases of the airport master planning process
• Airport apron design
• Airside lighting, marking and signage requirements for airport design
• Airport financial management
• Airport security

2. Analyse, evaluate and recommend strategies for airport design and operations
• Factors considered by airports when selecting the site for a new airport
• Technical characteristics of airport runways and their impact on aircraft operations
• The impact of aircraft noise and emissions for airport operations and design
• Airport taxiway configurations
• Airport terminal and airfield design requirements


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through lectures (or equivalent for distance students), directed reading, class room discussion (or equivalent for distance students), and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will learn this course through lectures (or equivalent for distance students), directed reading, classroom discussion (or equivalent for distance students), and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies.


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 Task 1: Individual Application Paper
Weighting: 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 2

Assessment Task 2: Analytical Report
Weighting: 50%
This assessment task supports CLO 2


Assessment Task 3: Presentation
Weighting: 15%