Course Title: Aviation Safety and Security Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Aviation Safety and Security Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information: 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)

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

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

AERO2651

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2022

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)

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 program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

1 Knowledge and Skill Base

1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.

1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

3 Professional and Personal Attributes

3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.4. Professional use and management of information.

3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

This course contributes to the program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation):

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.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon completion of this course you should 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 learn this course through 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 Canvas, via the RMIT students webpage. 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 student webpage.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

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

Assessment 2: Online test
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.