Capstone Research Experience

AVA80035 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Online

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

Aims and objectives

The aim of the capstone research experience is to enable students to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills gained during their study for the award of Master of Aviation Management and Master of Human Factors 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 (ULOs)
After successfully completing 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 capstone 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 an academically vigorous research report that addresses the research questions effectively.