AVAT13006 - Air Transportation
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit will offer a comprehensive introduction in to the theory and practice of air transportation management. It will take the student to the leading edge of the discipline using industry trends (both past and present) to forecast challenges the industry may face in the future. This unit will identify trends, challenges, and strategies in the current and future aviation industry.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 35%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 15%
3. Written Assessment 35%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 15%

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

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
This is a "must do" course, for students interested in the air transportation industry. The course provides a thorough background on the history of air transportation and also in depth insight into the reasons behind the industry's cyclic nature. The best aspects of the course are the content and academic support. As a distance student, it's so important to feel connected with course staff and both Hilary and Ron were fantastic at ensuring this connection. Have Your Say Keep up the good work and keep hiring great casual lecturers.
The 2nd assignment (planning a company around the Cessna caravan) was a bit short at 1000 words. 1500 would be better. Have Your Say Look at increasing the word count of the assignment.
The only aspect I think requires improvement is a clearer guideline for what areas of the course are covered in the online quizzes. It's not a major issue, but it would help to know if you've studied and read the appropriate material, prior to completing the quiz. Have Your Say Add a guideline in moodle to address this issue.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Determine air transport challenges in to the 21st century.
  2. Compare regional, national, and international air transport effects on tourism and trade.
  3. Explain the engine component and the impact on viability of air transport.
  4. Evaluate the challenges to growth and environmental issues concerning aviation.
  5. Determine the impact of IT innovations on Passenger movement and services.
  6. Discuss Aviation security and demands on aviation.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Online Quiz(zes)  
3 - Written Assessment          
4 - Online Quiz(zes)          

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Written Assessment  
2 - Online Quiz(zes)      
3 - Written Assessment  
4 - Online Quiz(zes)      

Prescribed Textbooks

Air Transportation; A Management Perspective
Author/s: John G. Wensveen Year: 2011
Edition: Publisher: Ashgate
City: Farnham State: Surrey
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This textbook may also be purchased through Amazon or Ashgate directly.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • 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

Airline Industry

Read pages 1-125 in Text

1-4

Week 2 17-07-2017

General Aviation

Read pages 125-160

5

Week 3 24-07-2017

Airline Industry

Read pages 161-216

6 & 7

Week 4 31-07-2017

Airline Management and Operations

Read pages 217-272

8&9

Written Assessment Due Monday (31 Jul 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Passenger Marketing

Read pages 273-334

10, 11

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

Air Cargo

Read Pages 335-358

12

Week 7 28-08-2017

Scheduling Principles

Read pages 359-389

13

Week 8 04-09-2017

Fleet Planning

Read pages 389-414

14

Week 9 11-09-2017

Labor Relations

Read pages 415-442

15

Week 10 18-09-2017

Financing

Read pages 443-474

16

Week 11 25-09-2017

International Aviation

475-508

17

Week 12 02-10-2017

Second Writing Assignment due 22-09-2014

See Moodle for exact due date

Written Assessment Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Online Quiz due 29-09-2014

Exam Week 16-10-2017
Online Quiz(zes) Due Monday (16 Oct 17) 09:00 AM AEST

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

Write a 1,000 word paper on the Trends of the Airline industry and argue the issues experienced by the airlines to meet them. Use Harvard style referencing. The text can be used as well as other references. You can choose one trend if needed to ensure you cover the subject appropriately within the 1,000 words. Multiple trends may be used as well. See moodle for a marking criteria sheet.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Monday (31-Jul-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017)
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

Write a 1,000 word paper on the Trends of the Airline industry and argue the issues experienced by the airlines to meet them. Use Harvard style referencing. The text can be used as well as other references. You can choose one trend if needed to ensure you cover the subject appropriately within the 1,000 words. Multiple trends may be used as well. See moodle for a marking criteria sheet.

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 trends 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 trends of aviation and the issues airlines have in meeting them 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 unit 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. Organisation, proper use of Harvard referencing, word count. 5/5 5/5
35/35
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit through Moodle

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

1. Determine air transport challenges in to the 21st century.

2. Compare regional, national, and international air transport effects on tourism and trade.

3. Explain the engine component and the impact on viability of air transport.

4. Evaluate the challenges to growth and environmental issues concerning aviation.

5. Determine the impact of IT innovations on Passenger movement and services.

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



2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Correctly answer quiz questions taken from textbook reading for weeks1-4, powerpoint slides, and other material as needed by student.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (07-Aug-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Must be complete before 0900 on the submission date
Return Date to Students Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Correct answers to Quiz questions from textbook, Slides, and other sources.

Submission Online

Moodle

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

1. Determine air transport challenges in to the 21st century.

2. Compare regional, national, and international air transport effects on tourism and trade.

3. Explain the engine component and the impact on viability of air transport.

4. Evaluate the challenges to growth and environmental issues concerning aviation.

5. Determine the impact of IT innovations on Passenger movement and services.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

As an individual or group up to four, create a document (1,000 words) addressing what considerations and processes are needed to start up and run a passenger/cargo charter operation using a Cessna Caravan. The scenario is a fly in fly out operation to a mine approximately 300nm from Brisbane. The typical "load" is 10 passengers (mine workers) and their gear. Allow 30kg for their gear each and 90kg for each passenger. A "ticket price" will need to be created from the anticipated various and numerous costs that you will research and put in to your calculations. It will be in a business report or written paper style presentation with figures where needed. References for figures and information apply and will be inserted throughout the written project. Ensure you have an estimate of when you expect the business to be profitable.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (02-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Submit through Moodle
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria
Evidence of a suitable introduction that informs the reader of the task as outlined in the assessment task: 2/2
Evidence of a conclusion, 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 costs of running a charter operation in Australia as outlined in the assessment task, and provide evidence through relevant analysis and discussion, using appropriate references from scholarly literature/texts/CASA/technical data to support your business proposal: 8 marks 8/8
Show your understanding of costs through and the issues airlines have in meeting them through relevant analysis and discussion, using appropriate references from scholarly literature/texts/CASA/technical data to support your essay: 8 marks 8/8
Evidence of additional research beyond the unit material and prescribed textbook through the use of academic scholarly journal articles/technical data, Pilot Operating Handbooks, and other texts. : 5 marks 5/5 5/5
Organisation, proper use of Harvard referencing, word count 5/5
35/35
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit through Moodle

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

6. Discuss Aviation security and demands on aviation.

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

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Correctly answer online quiz (open book) from questions covering week 5-8 using the textbook, class powerpoints, and other material as needed.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (16-Oct-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Submit through Moodle prior to 0900
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Return on completion of Quiz
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

Correctly answer questions from textbook and powerpoint slides.

Submission Online

Submit through Moodle prior to the due time and date.

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

6. Discuss Aviation security and demands on aviation.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice




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