Aviation Research Dissertation - Human Factors

AVA80037 25 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Online + Supervisor meetings

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

The aim of the aviation research dissertation is to enable students to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills gained during their study for the award of Master of Aviation by Coursework, by undertaking an independent research to address a contemporary or emerging aviation issue and to present their research outcome in a report appropriate for industry or a dissertation with a similar style of a peer-reviewed journal/conference paper.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify a contemporary or emerging issue or challenge in the aviation industry
2. Construct a proposal statement that succinctly explains the topic and purpose of a research project and provides a rationale as to why this proposed research is undertaken
3. Describe the research methodology where appropriate
4. Interpret and discuss the findings effectively and appropriately 
5. Present and submit a research report that addresses the research questions effectively