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AVN3103 Supervised Aviation Research Project (Part 1)

Semester 2, 2021 Online
Short Description: Supervised Aviation Res Proj 1
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 080399 - Business Mgt not classified
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass


Examiner: Danni Maynard


Project work undertaken by individuals is a central practice for Graduate positions in both flying and non-flying sectors of the Aviation industry. At the professional level project work routinely involves research in the sense that there are non-standard requirements to be met and non-standard problems to be overcome. The project (comprising AVN3103 Supervised Aviation Research Project Part 1 immediately followed by AVN3107 Supervised Aviation Research Project Part 2) is intended to integrate and augment the student's total formal knowledge by means of its application to a real problem at the appropriate professional level.


This course (being the first half of the project) will comprise firstly the selection, negotiation and approval of a project topic appropriate to the student's major study. Following this the student will (i) research the background, context and literature, (ii) develop an appropriate methodology, (iii) demonstrate a sound appreciation of the overall task and its constraints by formal reporting, and (iv) make substantial progress in the execution of the work to provide an appropriately structured preliminary project report at the end of the course.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. commence and make appropriate progress in a major technical/management task;
  2. find and critically review the quality and value of information from published literature and other contextual sources;
  3. identify financial, regulatory, sustainability, safety and ethical issues associated with a major technical/management task;
  4. define goals, determine an appropriate methodology, create a realistic schedule, and locate the resources required for the execution of a major technical/management task involving research;
  5. provide an appropriately structured project report;
  6. establish, manage and maintain appropriate interaction and reporting with the designated supervisor during all phases of a major technical/management task.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Project planning 50.00
2. Project work 30.00
3. Preliminary report writing 20.00

Text and Materials

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student Workload Expectations

Activity Hours
Lectures 2.00
Private Study 28.00
Project Work 90.00
Report Writing 30.00
Supervisor Consultation 15.00

Assessment Details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 1 1 30 Jul 2021 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 2 1 1 09 Aug 2021 (see note 2)
ASSIGNMENT 3 98 98 21 Oct 2021 (see note 3)

  1. Topic Allocation
  2. Project Specification
  3. Preliminary Report

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment Notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    APA is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at

Date printed 8 November 2021