Human Factors in Maintenance

AVA80009 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil Hours

Aims and objectives

The aims of this unit are to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of human factors as applied to maintenance activities with particular reference to aircraft maintenance. Students will develop a good overall knowledge of the significance of human factors considerations in the performance of maintenance tasks together with an awareness of where to turn for further information on a range of related issues

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify and describe the human factors challenges facing the maintenance domain
2. Design human factors interventions to address maintenance problems
3. Describe key human factors issues that impact on the performance of individual maintenance personnel.
4. Discuss the causes of human fatigue, and identify circumstances that increase the risk of fatigue in maintenance operations.
5. Explain problems that may be associated with a maintenance incident reporting system
6. Describe a structured approach to investigating maintenance incidents and managing risk in the maintenance environment
7. Demonstrate through creative and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments in Maintenance Human Factors