Integrates aviation-related engineering, marketing, logistics, global trade, transport geography, and finance disciplines. Introduction to airplane, airport, and air traffic technology; aircraft/air traffic control/airline terminology; and aviation practices.
Course objectives -- this course integrates aviation-related civil and aeronautical engineering, business, and international politics in a cross-disciplinary seminar. The course will provide an introduction to airplane, airport and air traffic management technology, aircraft/air traffic control/airline terminology, and aviation practice in the context of current economic, business and political constraints.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
General knowledge of the aviation industry.
Class assignments and grading
ƒæ Individual Class Participation: 10% of grade. [Note: You will be expected to have read the assignments and researched the Internet before class and be prepared to discuss the concepts. If you haven¡¦t read the material, it will be pretty obvious and this part of the grade reflects that.] ƒæ Group work (Note: Everyone in a group will get the same grade. This is team work, just like the real world.) o Project Reports, 5 ¡V 10 pages. Oral 15-30 minutes. 40% of grade. [Note: The grading sheet we use to evaluate the oral presentations will be discussed. There is also a copy of one of last year¡¦s presentations] ƒæ Simulation model (OPEN SKIES): This part can be completed as individual or group work. 10% Key dates will probably be: „X First Plan submitted in electronic format, Session 3 „X Discussion and Feedback, Session 4 „X Second plan submitted electronically, Session 5 „X Discussion and Feedback, Session 6 „X Class discussion of results, third submission Session 7 „X Feedback session 9 or 10 ƒæ Final: Written answers to 4 of 6 questions. 40% of grade. [Note: This will be a take-home examination with each of the instructors suggesting at least one question. The ¡§Discussion Questions¡¨ which are part of the presentations will give you some idea of what questions may be asked.]