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Professional course

Human Factors in Aviation

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Five days

Page last updated 23 March 2017


This course is for engineering graduates and those of you currently working within the aviation profession who require a comprehensive understanding of human factors in the aerospace sector.

By completing the optional course assessment, this course can contribute towards one or more of the Awards within our Engineering Capability Development Framework. This framework of engineering modules gives you the opportunity to take a flexible route towards a named Postgraduate Award, such as MSc Aerospace, MSc Professional Engineering or MSc Engineering Management.

Careers / Further study

Related courses

Below is a sample list of other related courses, for a full list of short professional courses please see our Engineering and Aerospace course list.

· Aerospace Business Context

· Aerospace Risk Management

· Airworthiness

· Technical Business Operations

The above can be taken as standalone professional courses, or used to build up to a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Engineering Capability Development Framework.

Professional accreditation

This course contributes towards the MSc Aerospace Programme, which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Both professional bodies also endorse the other professional engineering courses that we offer.

Our Engineering courses can also contribute to your portfolio of evidence for Chartered Engineering registration. Please refer to the Benefits of Professional Study for more information.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to undertake this course as a professional short course without the optional module assessment.

If you wish to complete the module assessment are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent) or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the assessment.



An overview of human factors as applied to aviation:

  • Civil Aviation Authority documents CAP 715 and 716
  • Investigate human fallibility
  • Familiarisation of the processes, tools and techniques of HF
  • The implications of culture on HF
  • Application of HF during the design phase of a system or machine and the resulting effects on its manufacture, maintenance, repair, operation, end-of-life disposal
  • HF from the user viewpoint


Completion of the course and the post module assignment will earn you 15 credit points at postgraduate level.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£1530 (includes optional UWE module accreditation)

All course prices include course materials, car parking, lunch and refreshments.

Course dates

Bookings for the 2016/17 run of this module are now closed. Please complete an enquiry form to receive information once the 2017/18 academic year run of this module becomes available.


UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

If you wish to gain university credits by completing the assignment please register for our Engineering Capability Development Framework (If you have already registered, please contact your course administrator directly to make a booking).

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For further information

  • Email: For all course queries, please complete the on-line enquiry form above.
  • Telephone:

    +44 (0) 117 32 81196

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