Taking to the Skies: Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors

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Abstract

From flight-crew to cabin-crew, air-traffic controllers to aircraft engineers - the ‘human factor’ 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 Factors has resulted in significant safety benefits, forming a cornerstone of every aviation safety management programme. With this in mind, an innovative approach to teaching Ergonomics and Human Factors (E/HF) at Coventry University has created a unique MSc in Aviation Human Factors. From the outset this specialist part-time MSc has been designed to attract a wide range of aviation professionals (e.g. aviation engineers, flight and cabin crew, safety personnel, or air traffic controllers) from civil or military organisations in the UK or overseas. The course therefore provides a niche and bespoke learning experience for its students, and from a user requirements perspective this necessitated a particular pedagogic approach.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV
Subtitle of host publicationOrganizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages57-61
Number of pages5
Volume821
ISBN (Print)9783319960791
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume821
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period26/08/1830/08/18

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Human engineering
Aviation
Cabins (aircraft)
Engineers
Controllers
Ergonomics
Air
Teaching
Aircraft
Personnel
Students
Industry

Keywords

  • Aviation human factors
  • Bespoke learning
  • Distance learning
  • Ergonomics
  • Human factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Stedmon, A. W., Grant, R., Harris, D., Legg, S., Scott, S., Richards, D., ... Blundell, J. (2019). Taking to the Skies: Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors. In Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic (Vol. 821, pp. 57-61). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 821). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_7

Taking to the Skies : Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors. / Stedmon, Alex W.; Grant, Rebecca; Harris, Don; Legg, Stephen; Scott, Steve; Richards, Dale; Huddlestone, John; Blundell, James.

Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. Vol. 821 Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2019. p. 57-61 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 821).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Stedmon, AW, Grant, R, Harris, D, Legg, S, Scott, S, Richards, D, Huddlestone, J & Blundell, J 2019, Taking to the Skies: Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors. in Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. vol. 821, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 821, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, pp. 57-61, 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018, Florence, Italy, 26/08/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_7
Stedmon AW, Grant R, Harris D, Legg S, Scott S, Richards D et al. Taking to the Skies: Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors. In Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. Vol. 821. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2019. p. 57-61. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_7
Stedmon, Alex W. ; Grant, Rebecca ; Harris, Don ; Legg, Stephen ; Scott, Steve ; Richards, Dale ; Huddlestone, John ; Blundell, James. / Taking to the Skies : Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. Vol. 821 Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2019. pp. 57-61 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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