AVAT11001 - Aviation Theory I
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit provides the basic aeronautical knowledge theory required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA General Flying Progress Test, and the air law theory required by commercial pilot students wishing to undertake the CASA CPL examination. Topics covered include aerodynamics, aircraft systems, air law, meteorology, navigation, loading, performance, and radio telephony, and documentation, pilot licences and ratings, air service operations, aerodromes, airspace classifications, air traffic control and flight service, and handling emergencies. It also introduces students to the aviation industry, it's history, current events, and trends where it is going in the future. In addition to the recommended printed materials, students must obtain the current issues of CAO, CAR, CAAP, AIP, ERS(A). This documentation is available from Air Services Australia in Melbourne.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
6. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
7. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
8. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
9. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
10. Online Quiz(zes) 7%
11. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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The lecture videos help the course to be easier to understand and like an actual physical classroom. Have Your Say Increase use of videos
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Differentiate types of flying machines across the ages and provide appropriate aviation definitions.
  2. Explain the relevant natural laws impacting on aerodynamics, including weight and balance requirements, during all stages of flight
  3. Differentiate the various human factors and its impact on aviation safety
  4. Explain the impact of various meteorological conditions on aviation
  5. Identify legal requirements for aircraft and pilots
  6. Demonstrate appropriate aviation radio communication
  7. Prepare and apply basic aircraft navigation and aircraft performance

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)            
2 - Online Quiz(zes)            
3 - Online Quiz(zes)            
4 - Online Quiz(zes)            
5 - Online Quiz(zes)            
6 - Online Quiz(zes)            
7 - Online Quiz(zes)            
8 - Online Quiz(zes)              
9 - Online Quiz(zes)              
10 - Online Quiz(zes)              
11 - Written Assessment          

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication  
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence          
7. Cross Cultural Competence          
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)            
2 - Online Quiz(zes)            
3 - Online Quiz(zes)        
4 - Online Quiz(zes)          
5 - Online Quiz(zes)          
6 - Online Quiz(zes)          
7 - Online Quiz(zes)          
8 - Online Quiz(zes)            
9 - Online Quiz(zes)        
10 - Online Quiz(zes)        
11 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK)
Author/s: David Robinson Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Darra State: Queensland
Country: Australia
Visual Flight Guide (VFG)
Author/s: Aviation Theory Centre Year: 2015
Edition: 2015 Publisher: Aviation Theory Centre
City: Darra State: Queensland
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Thanks for choosing CQUniversity Aviation Course. If the bookstore is out you can order direct from Aviation Theory Centre online. Visual Flight Guide product code at Aviation Theory Centre is ATB42-05

You can also download the Visual Flight Guide or app from CASA/Airservices.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRon Bishop (r.bishop@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Aircraft and Terminology

1 & 3

Week 2 17-07-2017

Radio Communications

2

Week 3 24-07-2017

Aircraft General Knowledge

4

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (24 Jul 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 4 31-07-2017

Aircraft General Knowledge

4

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (31 Jul 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Aviation Law

5

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (07 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Aerodynamics Basic

6

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (21 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 28-08-2017

Aerodynamics Performance

6

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (28 Aug 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

Human Factors

8

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

The Atmosphere & Meteorology

7 & 9

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (11 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 10 18-09-2017

Loading

10

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (18 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Performance

11

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (25 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Navigation

12

Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Written Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

10 Questions covering the texts, powerpoints, and video presentations.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 3 Monday (24-Jul-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Differentiate types of flying machines across the ages and provide appropriate aviation definitions.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (31-Jul-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Explain the relevant natural laws impacting on aerodynamics, including weight and balance requirements, during all stages of flight

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (07-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Differentiate the various human factors and its impact on aviation safety

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Explain the impact of various meteorological conditions on aviation

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (28-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Identify legal requirements for aircraft and pilots

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



6 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

6. Demonstrate appropriate aviation radio communication

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



7 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (11-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Prepare and apply basic aircraft navigation and aircraft performance

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



8 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking



9 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



10 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (02-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 7%
Submission Online

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



11 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description
This assignment will broaden your understanding of aviation history in Australia. You will need to scan relevant literature (textbooks, websites, etc) to explain Australia's history pertaining to aviation from the beginning to current events.
Your paper should briefly cover the following areas:
- The history of aviation. The development of the aircraft and the implications and limitations of materials, technology, etc., throughout its history and the people that were involved should be discussed.
- Milestones of aviation development matched to historical events.
- Economic viability of aviation and the main sources of income throughout the years.
- Key technological advances in aviation (eg. closed cockpits, monoplanes, variable pitch propeller, pressurization, safety equipment, jet engines)
- Historical flights and events, (eg., Bert Hinkler's flight to Sydney, Charles Lindbergh's tran-oceanic flight, Amelia Earhart) and their impact on aviation and its development.
The paper will draw on sourced literature and other sources. (Hint: Use the Library's resource search and online journal databases, (eg., Ebscohost, books, videos, etc.)
Format
The paper is to be written in essay format, with an Introduction, Body, and Conclusion and will be properly referenced using the Harvard Style. An abstract is required. Do not provide a table of contents. Pages should be numbered in Arabic numerals at the top right corner, except for the title page (no page number) and the abstract should have Roman numerals starting at ii. 2200 words maximum.

Turn in writing assignment through Moodle

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Aviation Theory 1 AVAT11001 Marking Criteria

Assessment Criteria Marks
Evidence of a suitable introduction that informs the reader of the topic as outlined in the assessment task: 2/2
Evidence of a conclusion that summarises, in a logical manner, the information presented in the discussion of the topic as outlined in the assessment task: 2/2
Demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of the historical development of aviation in Australia as outlined in the assessment task, and provide evidence through relevant analysis and discussion, using appropriate references from scholarly literature/texts to support your essay: 8 marks 8/8
Show your understanding through well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which lead to the expansion and development of aviation with appropriate use of examples and milestones as outlined in the assessment task, through relevant analysis and discussion, using appropriate references from scholarly literature to support your essay: 8 marks 8/8
Evidence of additional research beyond the course material and prescribed textbook through the use of academic scholarly journal articles and other texts. : 5 marks 5/5
Presentation, including correct in-text referencing, bibliography, formatting, layout (essay format) and grammar: 5 marks. 5/5
TOTAL MARKS 30/30
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Differentiate types of flying machines across the ages and provide appropriate aviation definitions.

5. Identify legal requirements for aircraft and pilots

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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