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Safety and Human Factors in Aviation MSc

Safety and Human Factors in Aviation MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aviation Ergonomics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course has been designed to provide industry with equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learnt through a mix of lectures and practical exercises. This course attracts a wide variety of students from aviation professionals in civil and military domains to high-quality graduates in engineering and social science disciplines. The wide range of skills and knowledge represented by students on the course provides a learning environment unique to here. It is designed to provide industry with successful and well equipped graduates who can make a real and lasting improvement to performance and safety through the application of skills and knowledge learned on the course. Demand for human factors and safety expertise continues to be a growing area within aviation as well as other safety critical industries. Safety critical systems require high human performance in addition to engineering excellence to meet the safety and business requirements of the aviation industry. To meet these demands, the design of systems must match, support and augment the capabilities of the user. We are very well located for visiting part-time students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.

Your career: There are strong employment prospects for graduates in safety-related management and operational positions. Course graduates generally find suitable employment in a range of safety and human factors related roles. Previous graduates of the course have been successful in gaining employment with: Airbus; BAE Systems; British Airways; Qinetiq; Virgin Atlantic; NATS; Honeywell; Easyjet; DHL; Royal Navy; Frazer-Nash; MBDA. Students will also achieve PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

This module aims to provide students with a background to human physiology, anatomy and biology relevant to occupational health, and to provide an understanding of occupational health service provision, including the role and liability of the workplace manager. The module will provide students with a background in human physiology and anatomy relevant to the study of human factors, focusing on general occupational health, and will then focus on issues specific to occupational health and medicine in aviation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£20,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, aeronautical engineering, mathematics, ergonomics, psychology or other science. Other qualifications (e.g. HND or alternative) may be acceptable, provided that there is evidence of sufficient relevant work experience.

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