From flight crew to cabin crew, air traffic controllers to aircraft engineers, the human element is vital to the safe and efficient operation of all aspects of the aviation industry.
Over the past three decades, a better understanding of human behaviour has resulted in significant safety benefits in the aviation industry, with the human factors discipline forming a cornerstone of every aviation safety management with the Human Factors in Aviation course at Coventry University .
Human error contributes to about 80 percent of the negative events in aviation. As a result, work is ongoing by human factors professionals to understand human factors issues to promote the safe and efficient operation of all aspects of the aviation industry.
Potential destinations for human factors professionals include airlines and aircraft operators, air traffic control services, engineering organisations, aerospace manufacturers, safety consultancies and research organisations.
In addition to the knowledge and application of the areas of human factors addressed, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of transferable professional skills during your studies, including the ability to produce written reports, engage in self-directed study, design, plan and execute a piece of applied human factors research and demonstrate a critical awareness of professional, legal, social and ethical issues.
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- Human Information Processing in Aviation
- Decision Making and Error in Aviation
- Flight Deck Design
- Selection, Stress and Stressors
- Training and Simulation
- Critical Literature Review
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesAerospace Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 86 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
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- Applicants should ideally hold an honours degree 2.2 or above or an equivalent international qualification in a cognate, psychology, medical or engineering discipline, and be involved in the operational aspects of the aviation industry.
- However, applications from candidates with relevant experience and professional qualifications, or those with an undergraduate degree in another discipline will also be considered on an individual basis.
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International16600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16600 GBP per year during 24 months.
National10400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10400 GBP per year during 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.