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Aviation (Human Factors), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The Master of Aviation (Human Factors) program at Swinburne University of Technology  is designed to enhance students’ skills and abilities to design and implement human factors programs within the aviation industry. It also provides insight into management of the air transportation industry. Students gain an understanding of the multiple facets of human factors training and its application.
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The Master of Aviation (Human Factors) program at Swinburne University of Technology forms the final stage in a three-stage nested suite of programs consisting of:Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Human Factors) (GC-AVHF)Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Human Factors) (GD-AVHF)Master of Aviation (Human Factors) (MA-AVHF)  The Master of Aviation (Human Factors) qualifies graduates to undertake leadership developmental roles in aviation human factors. The course provides students with the advanced knowledge necessary to design, implement and manage human factors programs within the aviation industry and how to develop innovative effective management of contemporary and emerging aviation human factors issues and challenges. 

The course, primarily, will meet the needs of personnel currently involved in the aviation industry who wish to upgrade their skills at tertiary level in the advanced area of human factors. In addition, the course has application for personnel in other technologically based industries including rail, shipping, medical, heavy industry, the chemical industry and energy production.

On completion of the Master of Aviation (Human Factors) graduates will be able to:

1. demonstrate high-level advanced knowledge in professional aviation human factors practice

2. identify and describe the complexity of human performance issues in the aviation industry

3. design, implement and manage human factors training programs and take leadership, and mentoring roles within operational safety teams

4. describe contemporary and emerging aviation human factors issues and challenges and to developinnovative strategies for implementation

5. critically reflect on professional aviation human factors practice

6. plan and deliver an integrated capstone research experience (project) using technical knowledge andresearch skills

7. apply clear and coherent communication skills to justify propositions and professional decisions

8. demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all personal work outputs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Safety in Operational Teams 
  • Introduction to Human Factors 
  • Organisational Change in Aviation 
  • Advanced Human Factors
  • Introduction to Air Transportation 
  • Capstone Research Experience
  • Research Design and Methodology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option is only for domestic students.

  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Online and distance education courses are only available to international students who are studying in a country other than Australia.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3350 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3350 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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- International fee is per unit

-National fee per year 27560


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