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AVT 2240 Human Factors in Aviation

Provides pilots and other aviation professionals with an in-depth knowledge of human performance capabilities and limitations and their relationship with aircraft systems operation. Automation and human errors, fatigue, diet, motivation and learning, training principles, human sensory capabilities and limitations, supervisory control and Crew Resource Management (CRM) are among the topics this course will address.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DEV 0035 


  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories of human information processing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of fatigue and motivation on human performance errors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of physiology, psychology, and the environment on human performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ergonomic principles and guidelines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of learning, the acquisition of skills and knowledge, and the development of attitudes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of human error, and the effects of errors on aviation accidents.
  • Identify methodologies to improve human performance, efficiency, and safety in aviation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human sensory input modes (e.g., eyes, ears, nose, and touch).

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3