|Short Description:||Advd Human Factors in Aviation|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Commerce|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090799 - Behavioural Science not elsewh|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
The course will examine the basic facets of human-machine interaction within the complex and dynamic environment of aviation operations. It will also study the interaction between humans within the system, both intra-aircraft, inter-aircraft, and between aircraft and other agencies within the aviation system. Additionally, the regulations, policies and procedures which govern the norms of the industry will be examined from a human-centric perspective. The course will further examine individual facets of human performance and will focus on the effects of fatigue, with mitigating interventions used in the aviation industry. The course will also examine the effects of breakdowns in human factors, specific initiatives used in aviation for human performance improvement, and the application of ergonomics and human factors within aircraft design. Outside of the aviation environment, comparisons will be made with other industries in order to gauge the level and success of intervention in human performance, across a diverse range of applications. Finally, future initiatives will be explored with regard to improvements in human performance.