ECTS - Human Factors in Aviation

Human Factors in Aviation (APM104) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Human Factors in Aviation APM104 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Serdar TAŞBİLEK
  • Research Assistant Heyecan Utke Koyuncuoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Human factors knowledge and practical tools that can be readily applied to improve safety within their respective organizations in Aviation Safety for safety managers, training, flight department and maintenance managers and supervisors, pilots, air traffic controllers, dispatchers and schedulers. In this course students will learn about human characteristics and how they contribute to errors in task performance. Approaches to improving safety through management of human factors will also be covered.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The skills of understanding fundamental concepts of human factors and applying them in aviation activities.
  • To develop student’s knowledge of human error.
  • To give students the more insight of countermeasures of human error.
Course Content Introduction, human performance and limitations, social psychology, factors affecting performance, physical environment, tasks, communication, human error, hazards in the workplace.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General (Module 9.1)
2 Human Performance and Limitations (Module 9.2)
3 Social Psychology (Module 9.3)
4 Factors Affecting Performance (Module 9.4)
5 Factors Affecting Performance (Module 9.4)
6 1. Midterm
7 Physical Environment (Module 9.5)
8 Tasks (Module 9.6)
9 Communication (Module 9.7)
10 Communication (Module 9.7)
11 2. Midterm
12 Dirty Dozen – Aviation Errors
13 Human Error (Module 9.8)
14 Hazards in the Workplace (Module 9.9)
15 Hazards in the Workplace (Module 9.9)
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. TTS Module 9

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 13 3 39
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 4 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 81