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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2
Online Session 2 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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
2 evaluate various airline models and explain who makes up airline markets, and airline staff
3 critically examine the environmental impacts of air transport operations at global and local levels
4 explain what is meant by safety and also security in order to critically examine the differences between accidents, incidents and antecedents
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

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:
    • GA4:
  2. evaluate various airline models and explain who makes up airline markets, and airline staff
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. critically examine the environmental impacts of air transport operations at global and local levels
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. explain what is meant by safety and also security in order to critically examine the differences between accidents, incidents and antecedents
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  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:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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