Course Title: Human Factors Management
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: BUSM6115
Course Title: Human Factors Management
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)
Course Contact : Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Amir R Zokaei-Fard email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
COMM 5104 Writing Technical Documents
The purpose of this course is to provide training in developing and maintaining workplace activities and procedures to manage human factors.
This course develops skills in developing and maintaining workplace activities and procedures to manage human factors and study maintenance incidence which impact on the aerospace industry.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VBH136 Human Factors Management
1. Analyse how human factors can impact on workplace processes.
2. Analyse a workplace incident to identify the role of human factors in their cause.
3. Develop a workplace procedure designed to minimise the impact of human factors on workplace processes.
Details of Learning Activities
The learning activities in this course are designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge in human factors management (particularly in aircraft maintenance field). The areas covered are:
Identification of human factors impacting on workplace process
Analysis of maintenance incidents and the role played by human factors in these factors
Development of procedures designed to minimise impact of human factors
The course will be using a number of means such as lectures, reading tasks and assignments to achieve these objectives.
Lecture: The lectures are 200 minutes long- with two 20 minutes breaks in between- and take place once a week. We lecture mainly using Microsoft® PowerPoint slides, but enhance the material with some active learning exercises.
Readings: The readings will use the recommended textbooks and give an overview of the published literature in the field. Normally readings are assigned at the end of each lecture in preparation of the next lecture.
Assignments: The assignments will challenge the students and ensure that participants apply and deepen their knowledge from the lectures.
Week 1: How human factors can impact on workplace processes
Week 2: Analysis of a workplace incident for identifying the role of human factors in their cause
Week 3: Developing a workplace procedure in order to minimize the impact of human factors on workplace processes
Week 4: Assignment (Discussion)
Week 5: Final Test
Maintenance Mistakes and system Solutions, VECTOR, issue 5, September 2002
Hobbs, Alan, Williamson, Aircraft maintenance safety Survey- Results, Department of Transport and regional Services, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Hobbs, Alan, An Overview of Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance, ATSB Transport Safety Report, Aviation Research and Analysis Report- AR-2008-055, Dec 2008
Human Factors in Aircraft maintenance: A Preliminary Information Paper, Bureau of Air Safety Investigation
Overview of Assessment
To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.
You will be assessed in various ways to ensure you meet the requirements of the course. Your ability to explain the principles of various topics and apply those to various situations will be tested through individual assignments and exam. Successful graduation from the course is achieved when the student attains at least 50% of total mark AND his/her mark for the final test is NOT less than 30 (out of 60).
This course will be assessed based on the results of one assignment and one written exam. Contribution of each task towards the final result is as follows:
Assignment No. 1: 40% - To be Submitted by 8th September 2011
Written Test: 60% - To be Conducted on 6th October 2011
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