Course Title: Aviation Safety and Security Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Safety and Security Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

AERO2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

AERO2495

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 16

AERO2495

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh1 22,
Offsh1 23,
Offsh1 24

AERO2651

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2022,
Viet3 2023

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (All)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2019 (VA2)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2020 (All)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2021 (VA3)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2022 (VA3)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2023 (VA3)

AERO2555

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFMay2024 (All)

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Selina Fothergill

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5535

Course Coordinator Email: selina.fothergill2@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 57.03.12C

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil. 


Course Description

This course is intended to provide you with an understanding of safety management systems (SMS) by addressing to the fundamental components stipulated in the ICAO framework.  You will be provided an insight of key areas which are relevant for the implementation of a safety program in the context of small and large organizations in the aviation sector, including Risk Management, Human Factors, Security, Safety Culture and Investigation/Auditing techniques. The course goes beyond a business/ quality management system as it is also focused on how people contribute to the safety performance of an organisation. The final part of this course will also cover the technical aspects impacting aviation safety, particularly the contribution of aircraft/airport safety systems to the mitigation of risks inherent to flight operations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for:

BP070P23 / BP070VRI23 / BP070VH23 / BP070HKG23 / BP070SIM23 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

BP284ASA23 Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) / Bachelor of Business (Management)

BP345P23 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training)

1. Demonstrate understanding of a broad, coherent and in-depth body of knowledge relevant to the current and future global aviation industry

2. Adapt knowledge and skills to analyse and synthesise concepts, information and data in diverse aviation contexts using digital tools and professional skills.

4. Communicate and collaborate inclusively and professionally with diverse stakeholders across aviation and associated industries.

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for:

BP070P6 / BP070VRI / BP070VH / BP070HKG / BP070SIM Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
BP284ASADD Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) / Bachelor of Business (Management)

BP345 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training)


1. 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.
3. Abstraction and modelling:
• Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation, using appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other
devices, ensuring model applicability, accuracy and limitations.
4. 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.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain how safety management systems are structured and their benefits for the aviation industry;
  2. Implement a Safety Management System adapted to the organizational and operational context of service providers;
  3. Explain the six step risk management process and its benefits;
  4. Compare the different safety cultures and explain how they contribute to a safety management system;
  5. Identify and apply key tools to assist on the implementation of a SMS (e.g., interviews/data collection, accident causation models, risk matrices, etc);
  6. Analyse accident/incident reports and provide a critical judgement of the contributory factors and recommended preventive actions.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, directed reading, class room discussion, and investigative research. The learning process is reinforced through problem-based learning using case studies. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course. 

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 student webpage.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

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

Schedule A (Melbourne offering AERO2384)

Assessment 1: Individual assignment
Weighting: 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 and 4.

Assessment 2: Test (This assessment is a timed and timetabled assessment that students must attend on campus except for international students who are outside Australia)
Weighting: 35%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The test consists of a combination of multiple-choice, true and false (with justification) and open questions. Multiple-choice questions will comprise 20% of the grade. The remaining true/false and open answer questions will comprise 10% of the grade.

Assessment 3: Group assignment (report)
Weighting: 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 5 and 6.

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

Schedule B (Hong Kong offering AERO2555)

Assessment 1: Individual assignment
Weighting: 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 and 4.

Assessment 2: Group assignment (report)
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 5 and 6.

Assessment 3: Group assignment (presentation)
Weighting: 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 5 and 6.

Assessment 4: Final Examination
Weighting: 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.