190221

Climatology

A study of the global climate and of regional climates at the levels at which modern jet aircraft fly and at lower levels..

Course code

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

190221

Level

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).

200-level

Credits

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

15

Subject

Aviation Studies

Course planning information

Course notes

A minimum pass mark of 70% is required for Part A and a Pass mark of 50% is required for part B of the final examination in order to pass the course.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first

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

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 100-level before enrolling in 200-level courses.

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 Explain the drivers of our global climate and how a change in the influence of any one of the drivers could affect the global climate.
  • 2 Utilise regional atmospheric data to calculate and graphically produce regional weather features.
  • 3 Identify the major global wind systems and describe their impact upon the climate of a given region.
  • 4 Investigate and report on the impact of aviation operations upon the atmosphere and possible links to climate change along with steps the industry is taking to reduce the risks.

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

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 2 5%
Written Assignment 1 3 10%
Test 1 3 10%
Written Assignment 2 10%
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 65%

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.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
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.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

METEOROLOGY FOR PROFESSIONAL PILOTS

Author
THE COMMERCIAL PILOT'S SERIES 6
Publisher
An Aviation Theory Centre Training Manual, Aviation Theory Centre (NZ)

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