Course Title: Introduction to Aviation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Aviation

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2377

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2377

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

AERO2483

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Internet

Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16

AERO2483

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh3 22

AERO2483

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Internet

Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20

AERO2656

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2541

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSep2020 (VA1)

Course Coordinator: Dr Annie Liang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 403 281 415

Course Coordinator Email: man.liang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 251.03.021

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with an understanding of the principles and practices critical to the aviation industry. These relate to airports, commercial airlines, and the general aviation sector. The course introduces you to the major players that comprise the global air transport system, the types of and major functions of airports, the basic principles of aviation policy, airline marketing and commercial economics, flight planning and flight dispatch, and air cargo management.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

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.

Problem-solving and design: 
• Demonstrating information skills and research methods.

Self management:
• Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognise and interpret a range of important practical aspects of the aviation industry.
  2. Apply basic knowledge of global air transport system structures, key international air laws and policies, and airline commercial operations and their impact on airline economics and finances.
  3. Evaluate the various factors influencing the global air transport system, the types of and major functions of airports, the basic principles of aviation policy, airline commercial economics, flight planning and flight dispatch, and air cargo management.
  4. Evaluate the importance of route networks and marketing for airline commercial economics and developing customer loyalty.
  5. Understand the Air traffic Management System and its airspace management and infrastructure. 
  6. Plan and Manage completing objectives and constraints in the context of the aviation industry. 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through directed readings and activities, 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 Canvas and the RMIT Student website. 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.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the RMIT Student website.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.


Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks are in one of three schedules: A, B or C. You will be advised at the start of the teaching period which of the three schedules apply for any given teaching period and location.


Schedule A (Hong Kong offering AERO2541)

Assessment item 1:Quiz 1 (MC)

Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Assessment item 2:Quiz 2 (Short Questions)
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related to course learning outcomes: 4, 5  

Assessment item 3:Group Assignment
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: all

Assessment item 4: Learning Reflection Report 
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: all


Schedule B

Assessment item 1:  Early Assessment 1
Weighting of final grade: 10%           
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 

Assessment item 2:  Assessment 2
Weighting of final grade: 20%          
Related course learning outcomes:  all

Assessment item 3:  Assessment 3
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: all

Assessment item 4: Final Examination
Weighting of final grade: 50%
Related course learning outcomes: all

 

Schedule C

Assessment item 1: Early Assignment 1
Weighting of final grade:  20%           
Related course learning outcomes: all

Assessment item 2: Quiz 1
Weighting of final grade:  20%           
Related course learning outcomes: all 

Assessment item 3: Assignment 2 
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: all

Assessment item 4: Quiz 2 
Weighting of final grade: 20%
Related course learning outcomes: all