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AVIATION METEOROLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
AVM212 AVIATION METEOROLOGY 4 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. OLCAY ÖLÇEN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide information related to safe flight in flight operations.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as the definition of aviation meteorology, learning the weather phenomena, explanation of observations, definition of METARs, TAFs and SIGMET.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Report the pre-flight planning of flights.
Explain the choice of routing.
Analyze the determination of limits in take-off and landing.
Apply the airport location selection and planning.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Definition of meteorology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Layers of atmosphere Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading Definition of pressures Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading Explaining types of clouds Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Definition of the wind Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Definition of the fog Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Definition of the turbulence Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Preparation for the midterm exam Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Explaining observations Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Definition of metars Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading Definition of the taf Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Definition of the segment Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Definition of the Meteorological notice Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Reading of pockets and symbols Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Grant, R. (2017). Flight: The Complete History of Aviation. UK: Penguin Random house.
Cakici, M. (2014). Havada Kalan Sorular. Istanbul: Efil Publications.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
1
2
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
1
3
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
0
4
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
0
5
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.
1
6
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.
1

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
1
2
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
1
3
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
0
4
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
0
5
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
1
6
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
1
7
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.
1
8
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.
1

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
2
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
3
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.
3
4
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.
3

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
1
2
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
1
3
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
4
4
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
4
5
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
3
6
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
3
7
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
4
8
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
4
9
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
3
10
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
2
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
3
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.
2
4
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
1
2
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
1
3
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.
1
4
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
2
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
3
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
2
4
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
2
5
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.
1
6
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.
3
2
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.
3

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 3 15 45
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 3 13 39
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 0 154
Total Workload of the Course Unit 154
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0