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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - TTE5620
Tracking Number - 2246

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-08-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to Grad Council for review 1/11/10; pending 2/3/10 info on electives; GC approved 5/17/10; to SCNS liaison 6/21/10. SCNS approved. Effective 8/1/10. Number chnged from 5520 to 5620. Posted in Banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-11-23
  2. Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 0-2104-0000
  5. Contact Person: Yu Zhang
  6. Phone: 8139745846
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: TTE
  9. Number: 5620
  10. Full Title: Air Transportation
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum):
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 50
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This is a course for graduate students in the College of Engineering who are interested in air transportation. It covers topics such as, airport management, air traffic flow management, air transport economics, and etc. No registration restrictions.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: 1. Provide a multi-disciplinary, systems level, introduction to air transportation.

    2. Provide experience in applying methods and concepts covered in TE core curriculum to aviation domain.

    3. Introduce additional concepts in economics, operations research, statistics, and human factors that are used in aviation and are applicable to other transportation systems.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. will be able to evaluate the effects of capacity expansion projects at airports

    2. get familiar with air traffic flow management and choose to accomplish a project related to metroplex airspace utilization

    3. learn about air transport economics and choose to accomplish a project related to airline operations

  31. Major Topics: History and Recent Trends (1-2)

    Air Transport Economics (3-4)

    Airport Planning and Economics (5-6)

    Airport Terminal Design and Access (7-8)

    Airfield Capacity and Delay (9-10)

    Air Traffic Management and Control (11-12)

    Airport Demand Management (13-14)

    Environmental Impact (15)

  32. Textbooks: Airport Systems: Planning, Design, and Management
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science

    Online resources: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transportation Research Record

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Four assignments (20%)

    Two take-home exams (25% each)

    and one project report (30%)

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Four assignments

    Two take-home exams

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Transportation Engineering
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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