School of Aviation
AVIA 3301 Simulation Applications & ATM


This course consists of two components being Air Traffic Management and Simulation Applications.

Air Traffic Management intends to provide students an understanding of the general principles and operation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) as a major enabling activity to commercial, private and military aviation. While encompassing Air Traffic Control (ATC), the discipline of ATM is broader and more comprehensive in that it includes the strategic management of airspace and the traffic flow of aircraft in addition to the tactical separation of aircraft and the prevention of collisions.

Simulation Applications help students to develop an understanding of the application of simulation techniques in aviation industry including simulator applications and numerical simulation applications.

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop a basic understanding of the Air Traffic Control System as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of Air Traffic Management.

At the conclusion of Simulation Applications, students will have an enhanced awareness of the fundamentals and basic concepts of simulators and synthetic devices to aviation training and development and be familiar with the scope and limitation of the resources and potentials available to them as line pilots or airline managers in the implementation of simulator applications.


Mr John Terlich
Mr Norman Fitzpatrick


To Be Advised.

Recommended Texts

Recommended Texts for Air Traffic Management

  • Nolan, M (2004) Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control, 4th edn. Belmont, CA : Thomson--Brooks/Cole, c2004.

This text is available from the University Bookshop and University Library.

Recommended Texts for PART A: Simulator Simulation

  • Rolfe, J.M. &Staples, K.J (1988) Flight Simulation. Cambridge [Eng.] : Cambridge University Press, 1997, c1988.
  • Garrison, P (1985) Flight Without Wings : A Flight Simulation Manual. Blue Ridge Summit, Penn.: Tab Books, 1985.
  • Diab, H (1992) Design and implementation of a flight simulation system. [Beirut]: American University of Beirut, c1992.
  • Roscoe, S.N (1980) Aviation Psychology. Ames : Iowa State University Press, 1980.
  • Telfer, R. A (Ed) (1993) Aviation Instruction and Training. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, c1993.
  • Watkins. C & Marenka S (1994) Taking Flight. New York, N.Y. : M&T Books, c1994.
  • Hogg, C (1992) Total Flight Simulation [details incomplete]
  • Farmer, E., Rooji, J.V., Riemersma, J., Jorna, P., & Moraal, J (1999) Handbook of Simulator-based Training. Aldershot : Ashgate, c1999.

Recommended Texts for PART B: Numerical Simulation

  • Walpole, R. and Myers, R (1993) Probability & Statistics For Engineers & Scientists, 5th edn. New York : Macmillan ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice-Hall International, 1993.
  • Mike, T (1995) Practical Queuing Analyses. London : McGraw-Hill, c1995.
  • Taha, H (2003) Operations Research : An Introduction, 7th edn. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2003.

These texts are available for loan from the UNSW library or to buy from the University Bookshop. Please do not limit yourself to these books – be imaginative and use the library resources.

Learning Resources

The University of New South Wales provides a range of resources to help students develop their skills and to realise their full potential. The Learning Centre, located at the entrance to the Library provides guidance material, which is also available on-line.

In particular, students may wish to access the following:

Note-Taking Skills
The Basics of Essay Writing
Answering Assignment Questions
Report Writing FAQs
The Basics of Studying for Exams
Surviving Exams
Exam Skills
The American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing System