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Certificate for Module (Human Factors and Performance in Aviation Industry)
證書 (單元 : 航空業的人為因素和表現)

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Start Date
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30 hours
Course Fee
2587 3294
2571 8480
How to Apply


This programme covers essential principles of human factors including its impacts to aviation operations. The importance of effective communication and the implementation of the Crew Resource Management (CRM) will also be discussed.

Programme Details

The Certificate for Module (Human Factors and Performance in Aviation Industry)  consists of 30 contact hours.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to
1. identify the factors affecting human performance;
2. evaluate the effects of human performance on operational process and safety in aviation; and
3. apply appropriate methods to minimise adverse human performance in aviation.

1.    Model of Threat and Error Management (TEM)
        •    TEM Framework 
        •    Components: threats & errors
        •    Solutions: avoidance and management
        •    Introduction of the STAMINA project
2.    Human performance limitations
        •    Rules and requirements
        •    Human factors in system-to-system interface
        •    Six-factor model of psychological well-being
              •    Self-acceptance
              •    Personal growth
              •    Purpose in life
              •    Environmental mastery
              •    Autonomy
              •    Positive relations with others
        •    Importance of psychological well-being
        •    Stress and stress management
               •    Causes of stress
               •    How stress develops and types of stress
               •    Symptoms of stress and effects on performance
               •    Managing stress and dealing with stress in flight
3.    Crew Resource Management (CRM)
        •    Requirements and training
        •    Evaluation and assessment of crew CRM skills
4.    Importance of effective communication in aviation environment

Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the 2 individual written assignments and final examination with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a "Certificate for Module (Human Factors and Performance in Aviation Industry)".

Application Code -IT108A -


Classes will generally be held on weekday evenings (7:00 - 10:00pm); Saturday afternoons (2:30 - 5:30pm), Saturday evenings (6:30 - 9:30pm); Sunday mornings (10:00am - 1:00pm), or Sunday afternoons (2:30 - 5:30pm).

The programme will be delivered via face-to-face lectures. 


1. HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes on the timetable if necessary.
2.  HKU SPACE reserves the right to cancel a course in case of insufficient enrollment or unforeseen difficulties arising from running the programme.


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4300

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

1.     (a)  (i) have gained in the HKDSE Examination** Level 2 or above in five subjects including Chinese Language,  English Language and Mathematics; 
                (ii) have two years of work experience


         (b)   (i) have gained three passes in HKCEE including Mathematics PLUS Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language, OR five passes in the pre 2007 HKCEE (including Chinese Language, English Language* and Mathematics); 
                (ii) have three years of relevant work experience


           (c)  (i) have gained in the HKALE Grade E in one AL subject or two AS subjects; 
                 (ii) have one year of work experience

2.     be aged 21 or above

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.  


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

 Applicants are required to submit the following items in person to any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre:

(i) Application fee HK$150 (non-refundable)  
(ii) Application Form SF26
(iii) Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card 1
(iv) Copy of educational certificates and transcripts 1
(v) Testimonials or other documentary proof of the applicant’s work experience1 (if any).

1 Original copy of the documents is required for true copy certification.

Applicants will be informed for the admission results after seven days of the submission deadline.

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.