SMS600 - Safety Management System

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Subject Title
Safety Management System

Subject Description

SMS600 will educate students in aviation safety management systems (SMS). The concept of quality assurance (QA) will be explored with an introduction to statistical process control and how it can be used in a safety management system. The class will present tools that will aid the students in the roll of safety officer in an aviation organization. The course will build on knowledge from HUM500 and present safety in an organizational context. Students will have the opportunity to do practical exercises to reinforce concepts presented in class. A group project will be completed. There will be a mid-term and final exam as well.


Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Explain the importance of SMS and quality assurance in aviation safety.

2.Design and implement an aviation SMS system.

3.Operate an aviation SMS system as a safety officer.

4.Understand how to employ quality assurance methods to analyze an aviation SMS system and evaluate its effectiveness

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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