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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering
1. Subject name Air Traffic Control
2. Subject name in Hungarian Air Traffic Control
3. Code BMEKOVRM235 4. Evaluation type exam grade 5. Credits 4
6. Weekly contact hours 2 (9) Lecture 0 (0) Practice 1 (5) Lab
7. Curriculum
Transportation Engineering MSc (K)
8. Role
Specialization (sp) at Transportation Engineering MSc (K)
9. Working hours for fulfilling the requirements of the subject 120
Contact hours 42 Preparation for seminars 11 Homework 0
Reading written materials 53 Midterm preparation 4 Exam preparation 10
10. Department Department of Aeronautics and Naval Architectures
11. Responsible lecturer Dr. Rohács Dániel
12. Lecturers Dr. Rohács Dániel, Gál István
13. Prerequisites  
14. Description of lectures
ELEMENTS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL - History of ATC. Elements of ATC. Aerodrome Control (TWR). Approach Control (APP). Area Control (ACC).
AIRSPACE CLASSES AND CATEGORIES - Definition of airspace. Classes of airspace. Elements of airspace. Hungarian airspace. Sectorization. Special airspace types.
MODERN ATC METHODS - Limitations of previous methods. National and European characteristic. Functional Airspace Block project. Flexible Use of Airspace. Free Route Airspace. HUFRA (Hungarian Free Route Airspace)
SUPPORT SYSTEMS - Tasks and work structure of Air Traffic Control Officers. Separation. Dangerous situations. Short- and Mid Term Conflict Alert (STCA & MTCA). Proximity Warning methods (MSAW & APW).
HUMAN FACTORS OF ATC - Minimum skills and basic knowledge. Methods of assessing abilities, FEAST test. Psychological factors. Health factors. Human factors. Case studies.
15. Description of practices
16. Description of labortory practices
During labor courses students become familiar with ATC procedures and methods and effects of measuring human factors.
17. Learning outcomes
A. Knowledge
  • Knows and understands the work of ATC. Knows the elements of airspaces, the elements, methods and support systems of the Air Traffic Control. Knows the requirements of ATCOs, the concept of workload and human factors, their measurement capabilities.
B. Skills
  • Based on the knowledge above the student can master the deeper, more specific knowledge of ATC activities, elements and subprocesses quickly and easily.
C. Attitudes
  • Interested, responsive.
D. Autonomy and Responsibility
  • Is able to independently further propagate in various special fields of the learned field.
18. Requirements, way to determine a grade (obtain a signature)
Mid-term requirement: Performing laboratory excercises and 1 mid term exam
Final grade: 1 exam measuring the theoretical knowledge. The final grade is the result of the exam
19. Opportunity for repeat/retake and delayed completion
Retake possibility of a laboratory excercise or the mid-term exam
Retake exam possible according to the general rules of BME
20. Learning materials
The presentation about the lectures
Effective date 10 October 2019 This Subject Datasheet is valid for 2023/2024 semester II