Aviation Study Tour

AVA20012 12.5 Credit Points External Venue


  • One semester equivalent. Between 15-30 day intensive study tour, offered once every 2 years.

Contact hours

  • 15-30 day intensive study tour


100 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit will provide students with an opportunity to view and engage with industry by visiting a number of major organisations in key areas of the aviation industry. The unit will enable students to observe, first-hand, the facilities and operations of organisations such as, major world airports, air traffic services, airline passenger and cargo facilities, aircraft and engine manufacturers, regulatory bodies, aerospace and defence facilities and academic institutions. Students will broaden their knowledge of many aspects of aviation and come to appreciate the complexities and challenges of the industry.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of the aviation industry.
2. Explain the relationships among aviation organisations such as airport ground handling, air traffic services, fire services, airlines, freight companies and regulatory bodies at major airports.
3. Explain the importance and relevance of aviation companies that supply goods and services within the aviation industry.
4. Identify and discuss manufacturing processes used by different aircraft and engine manufacturers and air traffic management organisations, and the influence of current and future technologies on these organisations.
5. Evaluate levels of service and standards of airlines experienced on the tour.
6. Create an individual reflective journal during the tour that demonstrates a clear understanding of the purpose, directions and challenges of each organisation visited on the tour.
7. Demonstrate effective teamwork and written communication skills in order to critically analyse an issue or challenge common to several organisations visited on the tour.