Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

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AVIT 250 - Human Factors And Crew Management (3)

  • Prerequisite or Corequisite: AVIT 102

AVIT majors only. This course introduces the student to the human element of the "human machine interface" in aviation. The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the human factors concepts including psychological and basic physiological limitations of humans operating in complex environments and design elements that allow for optimizing human-machine interactions. The significance of flight crew management, operations and interaction in developing a professional flight management team is emphasized through studies and practical application. Repeatable one time.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AVIT 250, the student will be able to:

  • Through participation in a team review of a prominent airline accident, students will learn to identify human-factor causes and defects in aircraft design, pilot decision making, and training.
  • This project reviews the conclusions of accident investigators and encourages students to look deeper, examining the data with fresh eyes, the eyes of a professional pilot.
  • Participation in this course will provide students with a set of human factor skills that can significantly enhance flight safety, as well as the know-how required to apply those skills during normal and abnormal aircraft operations.

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