BP284 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BP284ASADD - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

Learning Activities:
 
As a student in this double degree program you will be exposed to a range of teaching and learning activities.  Your interests are furthered by your own active engagement in the learning activities. You will be involved in learning activities, many of which will be outside of class contact time.  For many activities you will working in teams: an environment which will simulate how you will work as a professional.  These activities will develop many of the interpersonal skills you need in order to work effectively in the professional environment.  These activities will include:

  • Lectures, classes, and/or directed reading: these activities introduce you to essential content. They may also lead you to develop or improve certain appropriate skills;
  • Assignments and projects: these may be problem based or research based, and may be undertaken in teams or individually.  A written report is usually required.  Assignments and projects provide you with opportunities to develop specified capabilities and also to demonstrate the level to which you have developed them;
  • Work Integrated Learning: you will have the opportunity to take learning activities which are closely linked to industry.  If you are employed, then your final year project may be based in your workplace, solving a problem of direct relevance to your employer;
  • Major project: where you propose, plan and execute a major project which addresses and solves a problem relevant to your studies or career aspirations.  The project may be industry based, whether or not you are employed in the industry, and is the final stage of preparing you for the workplace;
  • Seminars: where you will report verbally to a student and staff group.  Seminars will give you a specific forum for putting into practice your communication skills, and improving them through use and feedback. Seminars also provide a professionally appropriate platform for developing and exercising skills of critical analysis;
  • Reflective writing: where you give yourself time to consider the learning processes and outcomes you have just experienced.  You may consider and document questions such as: What have I learned by doing? How my previous ideas/attitudes had to change? What is still causing me difficulties? What do I still need to learn? What connections can be made with other knowledge?. Reflection can also be used to records feelings, difficulties, ideas and inspirations.
  • Case-based learning engages you in critical thinking and decision making about realistic problems in a business discipline
  • Project based learning engage you in design, problem solving, decision making, and investigative activities
  • Problem-based learning engages you in problem analysis, research and provision of solutions
  • Cooperative learning enables you to work in collaborative or team-based tasks
  • Reflective learning allows you to reflect on your learning experiences
    The objective is to encourage flexible and independent learning and to develop students who not only understand the theory and concepts, but can also readily apply it.
  • Class presentations, group assignments are used extensively to develop personal qualities including clear thinking and resourcefulness and to extend their professional skills to enable them to work in a team and to perform under pressure.

Several courses in the program are delivered online, rather than on-campus, and you are likely to find that other courses transition to online delivery as you progress through the program.

Assessment:

Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities.  You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, as the assessment you complete must be appropriate to the objectives of each course. 

Assessment in this program takes different forms such as:

  • Examinations: an individual form of assessment where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to explain fundamental principles and solve problems or discuss solutions to practical problems;
  • In-class tests: to provide you with timely feedback on your understanding within a course and allow feedback to assist you in further developing your skills and capabilities during the semester;
  • Assignment and projects: which may be done individually or in groups.  This method may also be used to enable you to demonstrate your ability to work alone or as a member of a team;
  • Reflective journals: where you pause to consider what you have learnt, along with the easy and hard issues associated with that learning;
  • Assessed tutorials: a form of in-class test, which may be done individually or as a team;
  • Reports on guest presentations from industry practitioners; or work undertaken in a laboratory: in all cases these provide opportunities to develop skills in critical analysis of information, and presentation of this information and relevant conclusions in the form of written reports;
  • Research projects: which assess your ability to assimilate, analyse, critically reflect on information and your written communication skills.  In the Aviation Research Project capstone thesis you will demonstrate that you are able to report a significant project, from the planning phases right through to completion where conclusions and recommendations are made;
  • Self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as seminars you will assess yourself or your own group; or assess the work of other groups.  This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and assessing your own and others’ performance.
  • Formal presentations: enable the development of verbal communication skills and organisational abilities.

Most of the assessment you complete (the exception is exams) will enable your lecturer to provide you with feedback on your strong and weak points.  This will enable you to improve your performance in the future. 

If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to Apply for credit.

For further information please refer to Assessment and exams on the student website.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing students with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.  As a student enrolled in an RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on a structured activity that allows you to learn, apply and  demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking this activity
  • complete an activity in a work context or situation that may include teamwork with other students from different disciplines
  • underpin your learning with feedback from interactions and contexts distinctive to workplace experiences

In this program, you will be doing specific course(s) that focus on work integrated learning (WIL). You will be assessed on professional or vocational work in a work place setting (real or simulated) and receive feedback from those involved in your industry.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

Work integrated learning has been incorporated into the following compulsory (core) courses:

  • AERO2431 Aviation Industry Project
  • AERO2380 Aviation Quality Systems
  • AERO2410 Airline Operations

In these courses, industry practitioners are engaged in teaching or project supervision, and assessment or feedback on student performance of tasks that are indicative of work that a graduate will do as an employee in the aviation industry. In the course AERO2431 Aviation Industry Project in the final year of the program, you will conduct an independent research capstone project. This project may be undertaken either within RMIT, or within an external company in Australia or elsewhere. If you are employed, then your final year project may be based in your workplace, solving a problem of direct relevance to your employer. In addition to the dedicated WIL course listed above, there are other core courses that provide WIL experiences in the program, particularly through the use of industry practitioners and feedback.

In addition to these courses you are encorraged to undertake 10 weeks of aviation work experience supervised by a qualified aviation practitioner. If your work experience meets the requirements it may be assessed concurrently with your work experience as part of AERO2582 Aviation Professional  Experience. 

Bachelor of Business (Management)

As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be provided with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. The designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses in this program are:

  • BUSM3125 Strategic Management (12 credit points)
  • BUSM4177 Leadership and Decision Making (12 credit points)

These courses will provide you with opportunities to apply your academic skills to a work-based context. 

In particular you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; and
  • be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that includes industry feedback.

These learning opportunities may be in the form of industry-based projects, simulations or placements.

 

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following. Please note, all courses listed may not be available each semester.
 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Nine (9) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Managing the Engineering Environment 12 AERO2409 City Campus
Introduction to Aircraft 12 AERO2376 City Campus
Introduction to Aviation 12 AERO2377 City Campus
Aviation Mathematics 12 MATH2314 City Campus
Business Information Systems 12 ISYS2056 City Campus
Aircraft Systems 12 AERO2378 City Campus
Aviation Quality Systems 12 AERO2380 City Campus
Accounting in Organisations and Society 12 ACCT1046 City Campus
Macroeconomics 1 12 ECON1010 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Human Factors in Aviation 12 AERO2379 City Campus
Aviation Industry Environment 12 AERO2381 City Campus
Airport/Airline Operations 12 AERO2383 City Campus
Prices and Markets 12 ECON1020 City Campus
Airport Planning and Management 12 AERO2382 City Campus
Airline Operations 12 AERO2410 City Campus
Sustainable Aviation and the Environment 12 AERO2456 City Campus
Marketing Principles 12 MKTG1025 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Aviation Project Management 12 AERO2407 City Campus
Organisational Analysis 12 BUSM1094 City Campus
Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges 12 BUSM4554 City Campus
Work in Global Society 12 BUSM4558 City Campus
Commercial Law 12 LAW2442 City Campus
Ethics and Governance 12 BUSM3115 City Campus
Creativity, Innovation and Design 12 BUSM4550 City Campus
Aviation Safety and Security Systems 12 AERO2384 City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Aviation Professional Experience 12 AERO2582 City Campus
Air Cargo Management and Operations 12 AERO2426 City Campus
Aircraft Airworthiness 12 AERO2459 City Campus
Airport Design 12 AERO2454 City Campus
Incident and Accident Investigation 12 AERO2570 City Campus
Contemporary Aviation Studies 12 AERO2569 City Campus
Unmanned Aerial System Operations 12 AERO2481 City Campus
Managing the Air Traffic Environment 12 AERO2631 City Campus
 
AND

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Year Four of Program

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Aircraft Maintenance Management 12 AERO2457 City Campus
Leadership and Decision Making 12 BUSM4177 City Campus
Aviation Strategy in the Global Context 12 AERO2408 City Campus
Management in Practice 12 BUSM4546 City Campus
Aviation Industry Project 12 AERO2431 City Campus
Strategic Management 12 BUSM3125 City Campus
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Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from any:
Business University Elective
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any not previously completed:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Aviation Professional Experience 12 AERO2582 City Campus
Air Cargo Management and Operations 12 AERO2426 City Campus
Aircraft Airworthiness 12 AERO2459 City Campus
Airport Design 12 AERO2454 City Campus
Incident and Accident Investigation 12 AERO2570 City Campus
Contemporary Aviation Studies 12 AERO2569 City Campus
Unmanned Aerial System Operations 12 AERO2481 City Campus
Managing the Air Traffic Environment 12 AERO2631 City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

Program Amendment 2021

Effective Semester 1 2021, the following changes will take place in this program. The below table is for transitioning purposes only and not necessaily course equivalancies. All credits gained prior to these amendments (semester 1 2021) will count towards the amended program plan.

Course(s) no longer offered Credit Points Course(s) added to the program Credit Points

AERO2389 Aviation Commercial Revenue Development

AERO2386 Advanced Crew Resource Management

AERO2571 Meterology

AERO2573 Flight Operations 

12 CP each AERO2631 Managing the Air Traffic Environment 12 CP

Students who require enrolment advice should contact their program manager. 

Program Amendment 2017

This program was amended in 2017. The amended structure was implemented from Semester 1 2017 for all students. All credits gained prior to these amendments will count towards the amended program plan.

The following Table advises students who have failed an old course as to the substitute course they should complete.

Old course(s) no longer offered Credit points Substitute course Credit points
BUSM4176 Introduction to Management 12 AERO2409 Managing the Engineering Environment 12
MATH2200 Statistics 1 12 MATH2314 Aviation Mathematics 12
AERO2248 Engineering, Society and Sustainability 12 ISYS2056 Business Computing 1 12
BUSM3122 Occupational Health and Safety Management 12 Approved Business course 12
OMGT1082 Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management 12 Aviation Option course from list 12
Business elective from list 12 Approved Business course 12
BUSM1094 Organisational Behaviour 12 BUSM1094 Organisational Analysis 12
BUSM4177 Leading for Change 12 BUSM4177 Leadership and Decision Making 12
BUSM1222 International Business 12 BUSM4558 Work in Global Society 12
BUSM3123 Organisational Theory 12 BUSM4550 Creativity Innovation and Design 12
BUSM3119 Human Resource Management 12 BUSM4554 Contemporary Management: Issues and Challenges 12
BUSM1311 The Entrepreneurial Process 12 BUSM4546 Management in Practice 12

For any enrolment or transition advice regarding these changes, you should contact the Program Manager or the College of Business.

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