Human Factors

Understanding personal capabilities is key to reducing error and building resilience.

We believe reducing missteps and building error-resilient systems is critical in the aviation industry. That’s why we offer human factors courses at Swinburne.

Human factors courses are an opportunity to explore how understanding human capabilities and limitations can help reduce error and build resilient systems. We provide you with the necessary skills to design and implement human factors programs into the aviation industry. You’ll also gain valuable insights into the multiple areas of human factors training and air transportation management.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in aviation, rail, shipping, medical, heavy industry, chemical industry and energy production.

Photograph of Swinburne’s flight simulation laboratory

Hands-on research


Researchers at Swinburne investigate issues such as pilot fatigue and inexperience, and the impact of adverse weather on aviation operations.

Swinburne has Victoria’s only Redbird flight simulator, which is used to simulate a range of aircraft; and a jet airliner simulator, based on a B737 aircraft.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Human factors courses

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