Organization : Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
Platform : Canvas
Start date : May 6, 2019
End date : May 26, 2019
Language : English
Costs : free, offered by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
This course introduces participants to the regulatory foundations of aircraft accident investigation and investigative techniques specific to major accident investigations. It covers the technical aspects of the aircraft accident investigation process starting with preparation for investigation through report writing. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of human factors and survival investigative techniques and the application of accident investigation findings in industry and research. Participants will have the opportunity to practice evidence collection techniques via the first-of-its-kind Virtual Aircraft Crash Lab . A critical analysis of selected aircraft accidents and an evaluation of causal factors are covered.
This course is designed to not only explore investigative techniques, but to also demonstrate the need for a comprehensive investigation process; the application of hazard identification, assessment, and mitigation/control; and the relationship of human factors in mishaps.
- Module One: Introduction to the Accident Investigation Process and Human Factors Investigations
- Module Two: Survival Factors Investigation, Scene Safety, and Application of Findings in Industry
- Module Three: Systems and Structures Investigation Techniques
Much more than a simple theoretical course, the participants have the opportunity to put themselves in the place of an investigator and to explore virtually crash scenes. You learn how to organize the investigation, collect data and testimonies, reconstruct the event, make recommandations, by using a virtual CrashLab.
Most of the MOOC coursework is asynchronous, providing students with the flexibility to watch lectures and work on assignments on their own timetable. The heart of MOOC learning lies in peer-to-peer interaction outside of the online classroom. Students can view recorded lectures and read course material, but they will also share ideas with fellow MOOC classmates on discussion boards and social media platforms. Students will not receive college credit for completing the MOOC, but a certificate of successful follow-up is delivered, when obtaining at least 70% in each of the 3 MCQ quizzes. Personal score was 100%.