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Introduction to Human Factors - AVIA1401

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
Excluded: AVIA2110
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Human performance is highly dependent on a number of factors, some of which are under our direct control while others are outside our sphere of control. Nonetheless, with the correct application of knowledge, planning and design, systems can be designed with the human in mind to facilitate in human performance. This course examines human behaviour from a theoretical perspective, with the intent to optimise the relationship between humans and their environment. With the focus primarily on the individual, this course examines basic human cognition, including perception, memory, information processing, and decision-making. These principles are then applied to the aviation industry to understand the design of systems (i.e., flight deck, consoles, aircraft, etc) for human use.

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