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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Enables students, via a case study approach, to critically analyse a range of contemporary issues affecting the broader aviation industry. This incorporates roles played by government, organisations and individuals in adapting to and/or driving such events.

Unit content

Topic 1 : Overview of the regulatory framework

Topic 2 : Airline business models

Topic 3 : Environmental impacts and mitigation

Topic 4 : Safety and security

Topic 5 : Flying a social media course

Topic 6 : Air transport and remote regions

Topic 7 : Human resources and employment relations in aviation

Topic 8 : Future careers in aviation

Topic 9 : Drones, big data and new technology

 Topic 10 : Open skies, globalisation, new business models and future challenges

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the differences between air and aviation law incorporating the importance of national sovereignty over airspace and to a number of international aviation conventionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2evaluate various airline models and explain who makes up airline markets, and airline staffIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3critically examine the environmental impacts of air transport operations at global and local levels Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4explain what is meant by safety and also security in order to critically examine the differences between accidents, incidents and antecedentsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5discuss and evaluate the current and future roles of ICT and social media in the running of airlines, including a critical examination of other factors behind globalisation in international aviationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the differences between air and aviation law incorporating the importance of national sovereignty over airspace and to a number of international aviation conventions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate various airline models and explain who makes up airline markets, and airline staff
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically examine the environmental impacts of air transport operations at global and local levels
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. explain what is meant by safety and also security in order to critically examine the differences between accidents, incidents and antecedents
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. discuss and evaluate the current and future roles of ICT and social media in the running of airlines, including a critical examination of other factors behind globalisation in international aviation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Budd, L & Ison, S, 2017, Air Transport Management: An International Perspective, Routledge, London, UK.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report40%
Strategy Presentation20%
Strategy Report40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Report40%
Strategy Presentation20%
Strategy Report40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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