AVAT11001 - Aviation Theory I
Term 1 - 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 1 - 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

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.

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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

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 06-03-2017

Aircraft and Terminology

1 & 3

Week 2 13-03-2017

Radio Communications

2

Week 3 20-03-2017

Aircraft General Knowledge

4

Week 4 27-03-2017

Aircraft General Knowledge

4

Week 5 03-04-2017

Aviation Law

5

Online Quiz 1 Due Monday (03 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Aerodynamics Basic

6

Online Quiz 2 Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Aerodynamics Performance

6

Online Quiz 3 Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Human Factors

8

Online Quiz 4 Due Monday (01 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

The Atmosphere & Meteorology

7 & 9

Online Quiz 5 Due Monday (08 May 17) 01:11 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Loading

10

Online Quiz 6 Due Monday (15 May 17) 01:16 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Performance

11

Online Quiz 7 Due Monday (22 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Written Assessment Due Monday (22 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Navigation

12

Online Quiz 8 Due Monday (29 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Online Quiz 9 Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Online Quiz 10 Due Monday (12 Jun 17) 09:00 AM AEST

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz 1
Task Description

10 Question Online Quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts if applicable and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (03-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple Choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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 2
Task Description

10 Question Online Quiz with questions covering both texts (if applicable) and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.

Number of Quizzes 1
Frequency of Quizzes Weekly
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple Choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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 3
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available when the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Mulitple choice quiz with student selecting the most correct answer. The quiz is based on CASA requirements for the Commercial Pilots License.

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 4
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and power point slides. Quiz is modeled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available when the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

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 5
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017) 01:11 PM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be available when the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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 6
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017) 01:16 PM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after the quiz closes.
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

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 7
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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 8
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

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 9
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

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 10
Task Description

10 Question online quiz with questions from chapters covered in both texts (if applicable) and weekly power point slides. Quiz is modelled on Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) exams for the Commercial Pilots License. 30 minutes is given for each quiz.

Number of Quizzes 1
Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (12-Jun-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Quiz will close at the exact time listed above. 30 Minutes are given for each quiz.
Return Date to Students Results will be released after Quiz closes
Weighting 7%
Assessment Criteria

Multiple choice questions covering text reading assignments and power point slides. Students must select the most correct answer.

Submission Online

Submit through moodle

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.
Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Must be submitted on Moodle before the above date.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation and aircraft Extensive knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Excellent and appropriate use of examples and milestones. HD Considerable knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Very good use of examples and milestones. D Good knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Appropriate use of examples and milestones. C Basic knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. Some use of examples and milestones. P Little knowledge and understanding of the historical development of aviation as demonstrated by a well informed and critical discussion of the conditions and technological advances which led to the expansion and development of aviation. F

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit through moodle/turnitin

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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