This course is an examination of the principles of mathematics, mechanics, and physic as they apply to aeroscience.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.



Aviation Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

All assessments are compulsory

Expected prior learning

NCEA Level 3 Physics & Mathematics

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Selected entry BAv ATP or PHOS

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Apply mathematic and physics theory to solve aeroscience related problems.
  • 2 Conduct and analyse the results of laboratory experiments
  • 3 Use cooperative learning techniques to solve aeroscience problems

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Internal - Manawatu only
Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Practical/Placement 1 2 3 15%
Test 1 2 15%
Test 1 2 15%
Test 1 2 3 15%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 40%
Participation 1 2 3 0%
Participation 1 2 3 0%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.