Introduction to Aviation

AVA10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

Aims and objectives

The aim of this unit is to provide first year students an overview of the aviation industry; it’s stakeholders; operational environment; competition and challenges. It is designed to arouse student’s interest in the subject, engage them in proactive mobile learning, and set the scene for the rest of their study at Swinburne.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to perform foundational skills in research, evaluation and written, oral and presentation skills, and communication required in a professional environment.
2. Achieve an understanding of the historical development of the civil aviation industry, including key milestones, and how this development has been influenced by commercial and safety imperatives.
3. Establish and identify the key characteristics of the aviation industry.
4. Identify the components in aviation, including the global, regional and the Australian domestic regulatory framework.
5. Explain the functions of airports and Air Traffic management.
6. Describe the accepted fundamental introductory aviation human factors and aviation safety concepts and illustrate their importance in the aviation environment.
7. Identify and explain the need for, fundamental structure, relationships and tasks involved in airline operations control.