Monday - 22 April, 2019

Junior Command and Staff Course Academic Syllabus

Defence Management

  •     SLAF Management Systems
  •     SLAF Accounting and Logistics
  •    Communication Skills and Service Application    Fundamentals of Law
  •     Defence Staff Management
  •     Operational Writing
  •     National Security Management
  •     Air Operation Management


General Management
  •     Management Concepts and Practices

Research
  •    Individual  Research Project



 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Sri Lanka Air Force Management Systems

 

Aim:

To provide an understanding of the basic functions, concepts, rules and regulations of the SLAF management system. This is a mandatory requirement as a middle level staff Officer to manage the limited resources effectively and efficiently.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Identify the Administration and Organization procedures of SLAF
  2. Describe roles and functions of different directorates in SLAF
  3. Utilize above knowledge in routine work

 

Module Content:

Admin and Organization, Personnel Officers (P2), Personnel Airmen (P3), Function and Role of Directorate of General Engineering, Function and Role of Directorate of Civil Engineering, Function and Role of Directorate of Health Services, Sri Lanka Air Force Information Management System, Provost

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Training Notes, Air Force Publications, Air Force Orders,
  2. Kenneth P Laudon & Jane P Laudon. (2011). Management Information Systems. 12th Paper Back.
  3. Robert Schlkthesis, Mary Summer, Tata.(2008) Management Information System. 5th MacDraw Hill.
  4. Pattern & John L. Hennessy.(2014). Computer Organization and Design. 5th

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Sri Lanka Air Force Accounting and Logistic Management

Aim:

To provide an understanding of the basic functions, concepts, rules and regulations of the SLAF accounting and logistic system. This is a mandatory requirement as a middle level Staff Officer to manage the limited resources effectively and efficiently.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Identify the accounting and logistic procedures in SLAF.
  2. Apply the concepts in different types of contexts within the SLAF.

 

Module Content:

SLAF Non Public Account, SLAF Logistics

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Training Notes, Air Publications 3223, Air Force Order- Audit and Administration of Non Public Funds

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Communication Skills and Service Applications

 

Aim:

To improve English communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and presenting to an audience. Extensive practical exercises are part of the programme to achieve the aim.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Confidently and proficiently communicate the service matters.
  2. Apply the technics and concepts in different types of contexts within the SLAF.

 

Module Content:

English, Public Speaking, Service Writing, Book Review, News Review, Minor Research Paper

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Wren and Martin. (1995) High School English Grammar. 10thPaperback.
  2. Martine (2009). Understanding and using of English Grammar. 4th Person Education
  3. Training Notes, Sri Lanka Air Force Service Writing Manual.

 

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Fundamentals of Law

 

Aim:

To provide knowledge on the fundamentals of Law including the Air Force Law and International Law. The role of the law in maintaining the cohesion within the organization while safeguarding the human rights is the main focus.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Identify the principles and concepts.
  2. Apply the principles in different types of contexts within the SLAF.

 

Module Content:

Air Force Law and International Humanitarian Law

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Training Notes of Air Force Law, Air Force Act, Air Force Regular and Regular Reserve Regulations , Geneva Convention August 1949, San Remo Manual Published by the ICRC, Constitution (1978) of Sri Lanka published by the Government of Sri Lanka, Penal Code, and  Subsidiary Legislation

 

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Defence Staff Management

 

Aim:

To provide an understanding of the basic duties and functions of a Staff Officer. It includes important subjects such as leadership, intelligence and social responsibilities.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the policies and principles in Flight Safety.
  2. Apply the staff responsibilities and standards of SLAF.
  3. Evaluate the important of the military intelligence and leadership.

 

Module Content:

Introduction to Flight Safety, Command and Staff, Intelligence, Military Leadership, Customs Etiquettes and Social Responsibility (CESR), Ethos, Core Values and Standards of SLAF

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Flight Safety Manual. Leadership –Enhancing the lesion of experience, Taylor Rosenbach,
  2. My American Journey by Colin Powell.
  3. The Good Soldiers by David Finkel. Leadership in the twenty-first century.
  4. Training notes on Customs of the Service, Air Force Order.
  5. Dining –in-out Parade, Retd Sqn Ldr Brian Symons (RAF) “CESR”

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Operational Writing

 

Aim:

To provide an understanding of operation writings (Air Appreciations and Operational Orders)

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Identify the concept of operational writing.
  2. Critically examine and analyse the fact and information to come to a final conclusion.

 

Module Content:

Air Appreciation and Operational Orders

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Training Notes, Air Force Publications, Service Writing Manual.

 

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> National Security Management

 

Aim:

To provide an understanding of Geo Politics, Disaster Management, the Military Operations Other Than War(MOOTW), Nation and Air Strategy and role of the Armed Forces and Police. 

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Understand the Geo Politics in the world.
  2. Identify the principles and framework of disaster management and apply them in practical situations.
  3. Recognize different roles of Armed Forces.

 

Module Content:

Geo Politics, Principles of Disaster Management, Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW), Role and Task of  SL Army, Role and Task of  SL Navy, Role and Task of  SL Police

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. National Disaster Management Plan, Allan Binner “Doing and Saying the Right Thing” Professional Risk and Crisis Management.
  2. Harvard Business Review “Crisis Management”.

 


 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Air Operation Management 

 

Aim:

To provide an understanding of Air Operations.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Identify components of the Air taxonomy
  2. Recognise characteristics and limitations of air power
  3. Comprehend the applications of air power in real scenario

 

Module Content:

Air Power, Wartime Application

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

End of the module examination, assignments and exercises.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Training Notes on Air Power, AP 3000, Leadership and Command, RAAF Aerospace Centre, “The War in the Air” The Future of Air Power, Military Air Power. Sun Tzu Art Of War, Carl Won Clauswitz  on War.

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Management Concepts and Practices

 

Aim:

To provide an understanding on the cooperate sector management concepts and practices

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

Principles of Management

  • Demonstrate understanding of different historical perspectives in management and organization studies
  • Demonstrate understanding of the characteristics of contemporary organizations and the different approaches to organizational structure and design

Economics

  • Describe microeconomic problems such as why markets allocate resources where they are most wanted
  • Illustrate how demand and supply behave, and firms arrive at production decisions
  • Explain the macroeconomic issues faced by modern governments

Marketing Management

  • Explain the increasingly significant role of marketing in modern organizational management
  • Identify the variables at work of various marketing situations

Operations Management

  • Define the role of operations in an organization
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in planning and controlling of manufacturing and service operations

Project Management

  • Explain how to initiate, specify, and prioritize projects and to determine various aspects of feasibility of these projects,
  • Explain the foundations of project management, including its definition, scope, and the need for project management in the modern organization,

Explain the phases of the project management lifecycle

 

Module Content:

Principles of Management, Economics, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Project Management

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, in-class discussions, real world case studies and self-study

 

Assessment Strategy:

End-of-course exam, mid-semester exam, in-class quizzes, mini group project

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Robbins, S P, DeCenzo, D A and Coulter, M (2015), Fundamentals of Management- Essential Concepts and Applications, Prentice Hall, New Jersey
  2. Certo, S (2014), Modern Management, Prentice Hall, Delhi
  3. Samuelson P and Nordhaus W, (2014), Economics,19th Edition, McGraw-Hill
  4. Sloman J, (2016), Economics, 10th Edition, Prentice Hall
  5. Kotler, P (2015), Marketing Management, 15th Edition, Prentice Hall.
  6. Boyd and Walker (2015), Marketing Management.
  7. Stevenson W, (2014), Operations Management, 12th Edition, McGraw Hill.
  8. Chase, J and Aquilano (2006), Operations Management for competitive advantage, 11th Edition, McGraw Hill –Irwin.
  9. Kloppenborg, T (2014), Contemporary Project Management,Cengage Learning.
  10. James, P C and Jack, G (2015), Effective Project Management, Edition,Cengage Learning.

 

 


 

 

Courses -> Academic Syllabus -> Individual Research Project

 

Aim:

To develop the research interest and create self-reliance researchers who will be able to contribute high quality research work.

 

Intended Learning Outcomes: Learners should be able to:

  1. Understand data types, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics with their applications in research.
  2. Apply descriptive statistics using statistical software, SPSS.
  3. Analyse relationships and perform statistical inference using SPSS in research.
  4. Interpret and report statistical results.
  5. Identify the research problem, formulate research hypothesis based on the problem and objectives, distinguish research techniques in different situations and design a research proposal concept of Air operations.
  6. Confidently and proficiently review the related literature
  7. Critically examine and analyse the research related information
  8. Illustrate and present the findings of the research

 

Module Content:

Statistics (Focus on Research Methodology), Research Methodology, Individual Research Project

 

Teaching /Learning Methods:

Lectures, interactive syndicate room discussions, case discussions.

 

Assessment Strategy:

Assignments, Viva, Research submission and presentations.

 

References/Reading Materials:

  1. Business Statistics-A First Course by David M. Levine,‎ Kathryn Szabat,‎ David F. Stephan, Pearson Education [ 7th Ed.] 2015.
  2. Carver, Robert H., and Nash, J.G. Doing Data Analysis with SPSS, Richard Stratton 2012.
  3. Cresswell, J.W (1998) Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage

Denzin,N.K&Lincoln,Y.(2000). Introduction: The discipline and practice of qualitative research. In N.K Denzin & Y S Lincoln (Eds), Handbook of qualitative Research (2nd ed.) (pp.1-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage