Course Title: Airport/Airline Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Airport/Airline Operations

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2383

City Campus

Undergraduate

110P SEH Portfolio Office

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019

AERO2383

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009

AERO2383

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

AERO2383

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

AERO2496

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16

AERO2496

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh1 22

AERO2546

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2546

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (VA2),

OFFSe12018 (All)

AERO2546

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2021 (VA2),

OFFJan2021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dorian Notman

Course Coordinator Phone: +613 9925 3316

Course Coordinator Email: dorian.notman@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.3.15

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

AERO2377 Introduction to Aviation or equivalent.


Course Description

In this course you will study of the broad range of practical operational issues that airports contend with on a daily basis. Airport/Airline Operations cover both airside operations (mainly for airlines) and landside operations (mainly for passengers). To consider some of the complexities of airport in the context of operational and commercial environments, Airport-Airline relationship, ground handling, passenger handling, baggage handling, apron operations, catering, freight handling, Air Traffic Control, airport technical services, and airport rescue and safety are studied. At the completion of this subject, you will have developed an understanding of both airside and landside operations at contemporary airports.


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.

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

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. Explain the importance of the airline-airport relations;
2. Describe different airport ground handling models and issues;
3. Analyse and optimise airside passenger handling facilities;
4. Discuss the scope of aircraft ramp servicing and ramp layout;
5. Detail ways that airports and airlines organise and control ground handling responsibilities;
6. Identify typical methods to reduce costs of baggage handling;
7. Map out the relationships between common functions of the airport terminal;
8. Explain the process of airport security planning;
9. Discuss the importance of technical service to airport operations
10. Identify common challenges in implementing airport emergency plans;
11. Describe access interaction with passenger terminal operation;
12. Explain different access modes’ advantages and disadvantages;


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn this course through pre-recorded 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 “myRMIT Studies”. 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

This course has no hurdle requirements.


Schedule A

Assessment item: Individual Assignment
Weighting of final grade: 25%
Related course learning outcomes: 2,4,5

Assessment item: Group Analytic Report
Weighting of final grade: 35%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,3,5,7

Assessment item: Final assessment
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,6, 8-12


Schedule B

Assessment item: Assignment 1 (Individual) 
Weighting of final grade: 25%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,2,3
Description: A topic in Airport Management will be given. Student must summarize key issues of that topic in their own words and critically comment on the theoretical aspects of the topic. 

Assessment item: Assignment 2 (Group)
Weighting of final grade: 35%
Related course learning outcomes: 4,5
Description: Group analytic report on a topic related to airport planning and management. 

Assessment item: Assignment 3 (Individual Reflection Paper)
Weighting of final grade: 40%
Related course learning outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Description: This paper aims to help students understand their learnings during all aspects of the course. It will reflect material in the prescribed readings, and in the work done for class discussions and assignments.