|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Managing Ops in Aviation|
|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 :||Graded|
Examiner: Tarryn Kille
Airline, airport and other aviation operations are complex socio-technical systems which require specialised knowledge in a range of operational areas. These operational units are highly interdependent and rely on their effectiveness to maintain both efficiency and safety across the operation. It is therefore important to provide students with in-depth knowledge of operations across the aviation system which will enable them to be effective participants and leaders in their chosen aviation specialisation.
This course provides aviation practitioners with the opportunity to explore a diverse range of operations specialisations within the aviation system and their own professional environment, from the perspective of their current and anticipated role(s). Participants will reflect on the various operational components of the industry and apply this reflective knowledge in a manner that will elucidate high level managerial expertise.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- explore in depth the nature of aviation operations as a complex socio-technical system, including the regulatory environment they operate within;
- critically appraise typical airline structures across a wide variety of airline sizes and complexities;
- describe the various operational functions within a large airline flight operations centre;
- assess the functional differences between different facets of airline engineering and maintenance support operations;
- compare the nature and function of different elements within an airline’s ground support system;
- communicate in writing the relevant common elements of functional operations units across a range of non-airline operations, within the aviation system.
|1.||Introduction to aviation operations||20.00|
|2.||Aviation regulatory systems||10.00|
|3.||Airline structures and management functions||15.00|
|5.||Engineering and ground support operations||15.00|
|7.||General aviation and air training operations||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=AVN8101)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||40||40||22 Apr 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||60||60||04 Jun 2021|
Important assessment information
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.
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.)
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
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.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
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 http://policy.usq.edu.au.
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.