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Aviation Studies

190.104 Principles of Navigation I15 credits
An introduction to navigational principles and operational requirements for visual flight.
190.107 Human Performance15 credits
The application of information processing strategies for improving performance in learning, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal interrelations, and an introduction to aviation medicine.
190.109 Aviation Studies15 credits
An introduction to the interaction of components in the aviation system, including human resources, aircraft, airports and airways systems.
190.110 Introduction to Flying30 credits
The first of two courses with modules in aviation law, meteorology, aircraft systems and Flight Radio-Telephone (FRTO).
190.111 Introduction to Flying I15 credits
An integrated flight practicum with topics in aviation law, meteorology, aircraft technical knowledge, human factors and flight radio-telephone, leading to the CAA PPL examination.
190.112 Introduction to Flying 15 credits
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of flight radio, aviation law and principles of flight for pilots.
190.113 Aviation Meteorology 115 credits
An introduction to aviation meteorology for pilots.
190.114 Aircraft Systems 115 credits
An Introduction to aircraft systems for pilots
190.115 Introduction to Aeronautics15 credits
An introduction to the non-practical components of airline and commercial pilots' aeronautical knowledge. Emphasis is placed on general aircraft technical knowledge, principles of flight, aeronautical meteorology, flight procedures and aviation law.
190.116 Introduction to Management in Aviation15 credits
An overview of management concepts in the aviation industry.
190.117 Introduction to Human Factors15 credits
The application of information processing strategies for improving performance in learning, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal interrelations, coping in situational anxiety and mental rehearsal.
190.118 Aeroscience I15 credits
An introduction to mathematical principles and basic physics as they relate to aerodynamics and aircraft systems.
190.119 Aeroscience II15 credits
An introduction to calculus and advanced physics as they relate to aerodynamics and aircraft systems.
190.120 Aeronautical Legislation15 credits
This course includes the integration of theory and practice for aviation regulations and law pertaining to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
190.121 Aviation Meteorology 215 credits
An examination of fundamental concepts and processes in meteorology and climate.
190.122 Introduction to Aviation Safety Systems and Investigation15 credits
The purposes of aviation safety systems and investigation and basic aircraft technical information relevant to initiating an investigation are introduced. National and international legislation and protocols governing aviation safety system requirements and for aviation accident and incident investigations including the broad principles and practices for conducting an investigation are covered.
190.123 Aircraft Systems 215 credits
A study of aircraft systems for light aircraft and their performance management.
190.124 Aircraft Performance15 credits
The study of aircraft performance management for single-engine aircraft, including propeller theory, and operational performance requirements.
190.154 Principles of Navigation II15 credits
An in-depth study of Air Navigation principles; and the construction, properties and usage of aeronautical charts.
190.164 Aeroscience 15 credits
This course is an examination of the principles of mathematics, mechanics, and physic as they apply to aeroscience.
190.189 Basic Gas Turbine Operations15 credits
A study of the principles of operation and construction of aircraft gas turbine engines, including identification and rectification of abnormal operation. Students will practice engine starting, shutdown, and normal and emergency procedures in simulated environments (such as in the Hawker Pilot Trainer HPT flight training device). The course is designed to meet the theoretical requirements for CAA examination leading to the award of a Gas Turbine Rating.
190.201 Aircraft Systems 315 credits
This course is an examination of advanced multi-engine aircraft systems, including structures of heavy aircraft.
190.203 Air Traffic Control/Aviation Law15 credits
The integration of theory and practice for Flight Operations and Flight Standards. This course will enable pilots to use the operational procedures and facilities required by civil aviation and air traffic control organisations. Students will be introduced to international aviation systems, including the Covenants of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
190.204 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 1)15 credits
First of two courses on the development of practical flight planning competencies including route planning, fuel planning, load planning and flight plan amending for instrument flight operations. The use of inflight navigation techniques, instrument flight management, and search are included.
190.205 Crew Resource Management15 credits
The development of practical competencies in crew resource management (CRM) in the professional aviation environment.
190.206 Aerodynamics 115 credits
This course introduces principles of incompressible fluid statics and fluid dynamics, basic concepts of low and high speed aerodynamics, and lift theory.
190.207 Aviation Psychology15 credits
A detailed consideration of the application of psychological principles to flight deck performance, including a range of topics from psycho-physiology to perceptual and cognitive processes.
190.210 Aviation Safety Management15 credits
To provide a comprehensive understanding of safety management in civil flight operations environments, particularly relating to international standards and recommended practices prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the design and implementation of safety management systems in aviation.
190.211 Aviation Strategic Management15 credits
An examination of the primary issues shaping strategic management in the aviation industry. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with emphasis on the economic analysis of the effects of market deregulation and their impact on managerial practice.
190.215 Heavy Aeroplane Performance15 credits
An analysis of fundamental performance considerations and compliance requirements for CAR Part 121 "A" performance aeroplanes, focussing on the relationship between aircraft performance and flight planning in an airline context.
190.216 Aviation Human Factors15 credits
The course provides an overview of the basic concepts of human factors in aviation, human performance, and issues relating to judgement and decision-making in this high risk environment. Communication and other aspects of social psychology in various aviation environment are also explored.
190.220 Managing Airline Systems15 credits
An examination of the management of airline organisations.
190.221 Climatology15 credits
A study of the global climate and of regional climates at the levels at which modern jet aircraft fly and at lower levels.
190.222 Basic Air Safety Investigation15 credits
The aim of this course is to give students an insight to aircraft accident investigation. The course will also benefit those who need to understand the investigation process, such as managers of airlines and regulatory authorities. The course covers the basic requirements and procedures involved in air safety investigation.
190.224 Environmental Impacts of Aviation15 credits
Advanced study of the environment of aviation, the impacts of aviation on the environment and the methods for reducing the impacts.
190.225 Introduction to Research Methods in Aviation15 credits
An introduction to the theories and methods of research in the aviation industry. A range of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies is explored, and various techniques for aviation research are examined.
190.237 Heavy Aircraft Performance15 credits
This course introduces modern air transport operations including cockpit technology and systems. The practicum for this course will demonstrate significant aspects of air transport operations.
190.240 Air Power15 credits
This course provides an examination of military air power, its characteristics, history and development, including some selected air campaigns and use of Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS).
190.249 Aircraft Maintenance Management30 credits
An examination of knowledge appropriate to the management of an aircraft maintenance organisation.
190.251 Aircraft Systems II (Part 2)15 credits
The second of two courses about multi-engine aircraft systems, including advanced avionics, environmental control and gas turbine technology.
190.254 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 2)15 credits
Second of two courses on the development of practical flight planning competencies, including route planning, fuel planning, load planning and flight plan amending for instrument flight operations, and for long distance heavy transport operations for B747 and B777 aircraft.
190.256 Aerodynamics II15 credits
The second of two courses. This course investigates principles of stability and control of subsonic and transonic flight, theory of supersonic aerodynamics, and the aerodynamic properties of transonic and supersonic aerofoils. It provides students with the methods for analysing aerodynamic forces on the performance of aircraft at transonic and supersonic speeds, and methods for calculating air properties through supersonic waves.
190.282 Introduction to Flight Instruction15 credits
A theoretical and practicum-based study of flight instructional and teaching skills required for employment as Flight Instructor.
190.283 Aviation Law15 credits
This course examines the application of aviation law beyond the initial professional licence issue. The course meets the requirements for the NZ Civil Aviation Authority Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) qualification and introduces the student to international aviation systems, including the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). A special emphasis is placed on the responsibilities and accountabilities of aviation personnel and management systems under the CAA Rules regime.
190.285 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling 15 credits
The theory and practice of advanced aircraft handling techniques, aerobatics and advanced stalling and spinning.
190.288 Advanced Aircraft Handling30 credits
This course covers the theory and practice of aircraft operations to an advanced level. The course's emphasis is on the development of non-technical skills applicable to a pilot working in a multi-crew environment. The student will be introduced to safety management systems (SMS) and optimal decision making under normal, abnormal, and emergency phases of flight. The course bridges the gap between traditional General Aviation Operations and Air Transport Operations.
190.297 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling for Flight Instructors30 credits
This course covers the theory and aircraft handling for basic and advanced aerobatic manoeuvres. Designed to provide flight instructors with advanced aircraft handling techniques, it covers aerobatics, advanced stalling and spinning. Special emphasis is placed on the recognition of and recovery from abnormal attitudes in both visual and instrument flight. The practicum element of the course will involve up to five hours of aerobatic flight.
190.298 Turbo-Prop and Jet Handling30 credits
The theoretical and practical requirements for the safe ground and flight operation of gas-turbine powered aircraft will be examined.
190.299 Aviation Special Topic15 credits
190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors15 credits
Theory and application of human factor issues in decision-making, interpersonal relations, communication styles and personality characteristics as they affect flight deck performance in the instructional environment.
190.302 Check and Training for Airlines15 credits
This course is designed for experienced pilots wishing to develop their knowledge in airline check and training concepts.
190.303 Advanced Aero Systems Development15 credits
An advanced theoretical and practicum based study of the regulatory requirements and operational competencies of the New Zealand Commercial Pilots Licence and Instrument Rating.
190.306 Airline Strategic Management15 credits
A review of the current state of strategic management in the airline industry. The approach is both multidisciplinary in focus and international in scope. Attention will be focused on the Asia-Pacific region, as the potential location of the world's largest aviation market.
190.307 Airport Planning15 credits
A study of demographic, environmental and economic considerations which apply to the design and evaluation of airport facilities.
190.308 Airport Operational Management15 credits
An examination of the management of airport systems, such as air-side and land-side facilities, technical and support services which contribute to the operational effectiveness of modern airports. The course will further examine the relationship between airport authorities and the local community.
190.309 Design of Airways and Air Traffic Systems15 credits
An examination of air traffic and air navigational systems and the principles which apply to their operational infrastructure, including the development of visual and instrument flight procedures.
190.313 Advanced Aviation Human Factors15 credits
This course explores the role of human behaviour and physiological limitations in aviation, how they fit with complex systems, and how behaviour and systems may be modified to improve safety.
190.314 Legal Issues in Aviation15 credits
General principles of law as applied in the context of the airline transport industry. The course will focus on the application of law to flight crew, airline operations and civil aviation authorities in terms of both international conventions and treaties and of national legislation and law. Issues such as contractual and tortious liability will be considered.
190.315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I15 credits
Principles and techniques for theory, simulator and flight instruction for primary visual flight and day operations, including a review of aircraft performance management requirements. The course will incorporate the theoretical issues which underpin aviation science and aircraft systems.
190.316 Flight Instruction Fundamentals II15 credits
This course will include principles and techniques for theory, simulator and flight instruction for navigation, primary visual night and instrument operations, including a review of aircraft performance management. Students will be given experience in advanced navigational technologies such as Global Positions Systems (GPS), etc.
190.317 Evaluation Methods in Aviation15 credits
The identification, development and analysis of tests and measures in aviation aptitude, achievement and licensing evaluation.
190.318 Air Transport Economics15 credits
This course covers economic aspects of air transport and airline operations and provides insights into the methods employed to manage and evaluate the economic viability of these operations.
190.320 Heavy Aeroplane Performance II15 credits
An analysis of operational performance considerations in normal, abnormal and emergency situations including the management of aircraft performance in extreme environmental conditions. The course will focus on operations in an airline environment.
190.321 Air Accident and Incident Investigation15 credits
The processes and procedures for the conduct of air accident and incident investigations are examined. Investigative techniques as they may apply to aircraft structures, power-plants, maintenance and factors in the operational environment are covered with attention also given to the human performance aspect of investigations. Issues of determining probable cause and methods of effecting safety recommendations are explored.
190.327 Managing Cultures in Aviation15 credits
A critical evaluation of theory and practice of management of cultures in aviation, incorporating: (a) an exploration of theoretical and practical aspects of cultural diversity and its effect on aviation industry in the global business environment; and (b) an assessment and management of international, national, and organisational cultural dimensions and their shaping influence in various aspects of aviation operation.
190.328 Aviation Management Practicum15 credits
Provides a practical experience in an aviation organisation, linking theory to practice.
190.335 Flight Instruction30 credits
This integrated course includes the principles and techniques for theory, simulator and flight instruction.
190.340 Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security15 credits
This course explores aviation security with a particular emphasis on terrorism. Students explore key incidents, areas at risk, and the legislation and practical means by which risks are managed. The trade off between an erosion of civil liberties and increased security will be explored, as will the reasons why risks will always remain.
190.351 Aircraft Systems 415 credits
An in depth study of mechanical aircraft systems, as they apply to large aircraft.
190.356 Aerodynamics 215 credits
This course introduces principles of stability and control of aircraft, high speed aerodynamics, and methods for analysing aerodynamic properties of high speed aircraft.
190.398 Aviation Internship Project15 credits
190.399 Aviation Special Topic15 credits
190.701 Human Factors for Professional Aviation30 credits
An in-depth study of the latest developments in human factors policies and regulations made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), with the aim of enhancing the safety, security and reliability of all areas of air transport. Contemporary research and research applications associated with the human factor aspects of aviation complements above study.
190.703 Management in Aviation Systems30 credits
A study of the roles, relationships and functions of senior management systems within the aviation industry. The course will examine the obligations and responsibilities of aviation corporations and their executives (moral, ethical and legal) to staff, clients, shareholders, the aviation community and the wider community.
190.704 Research Methods in Aviation30 credits
To introduce students to the research design principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, data collection procedures, analysis of data and interpretation of results, and writing the research report.
190.720 Aviation Strategic Management30 credits
The application of economic, political regulatory and management knowledge to the planning and development of airline and aviation organisation product outcomes.
190.721 Design and Management of Airports30 credits
The course will examine the strategic, economic and administrative contexts within which modern airports operate. It will also seek to explore the primary issues that are shaping the development of airports in the current, medium and long terms.
190.790 Special Topic30 credits
190.791 Special Topic30 credits
190.795 Research Project30 credits
190.890 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
190.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
190.892 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
190.893 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
190.894 Professional Practice in Aviation60 credits
Candidates will undertake professional practice within the Aviation subject area. Professional Practice may be conducted either individually or in groups and assessment of the outcome of the investigation may be in a variety of ways including written and oral presentations and case studies.
190.895 Research Report60 credits
Candidates are required to conduct a piece of independent research under supervision and to produce a report of the research for examination.
190.898 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
190.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
190.900 PhD Aviation120 credits

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