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UDAAAMAN - BSc Airline, Airport and Aviation Management

Course Specification


Validation status Validated
Highest award Bachelor of Science Level Honours
Possible interim awards Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education, Bachelor of Science
Total credits for course 360
Awarding institution London Metropolitan University
Teaching institutions London Metropolitan University
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Subject Area Business and Management
Attendance options
Option Minimum duration Maximum duration
Full-time 3 YEARS 8 YEARS
Part-time 4 YEARS 8 YEARS
Course leader Nicholas Coleman

About the course and its strategy towards teaching and learning and towards blended learning/e-learning

Airline, airport and aviation management was developed as a programme of study in 2001/2 and the focus was to introduce students to the extraordinary range of aviation industry skills and careers. The aviation sector has a very complex range of skills that are linked from the use of the latest technology (flying the Airbus A380) to the management of onboard catering and although not all areas can be covered, the programme introduces the significant elements of management for the successful operation of airlines and airports.

The aviation industry provides wonderful examples of management and business practise and the sector is highly innovative and competitive with some outstanding case study material. The recent development of Dubai as the world’s busiest international airport as a result partly of the dynamic management of Emirates airlines is a key example of how the industry can be transformational for whole economies.

The course was developed with industry knowledge and retains a strong link to the practical management skills that the aviation industry requires and this in turn links to the learning and teaching strategy whereby a great many aspects of the programme assessments are informed by industry. There is a constant stream of ex alumni guest speakers to support the core teaching and this supports the focus throughout the programme on employability. On many occasions, assessments use industry case studies and scenarios that build confidence about the key issues that the sector faces and fortunately, there is a wealth of case study material with which to engage.

This course was created alongside the Business Management area in which it grounds its skills and knowledge. The programme provides and explores themes of knowledge management, sustainability and leadership in the context of aviation management. Designed in conjunction with leading aviation personnel, it recognises the importance of today’s global community, which demands graduates with sound business skills and knowledge, appreciation of cultural differences, and comprehension of the variety in governance regulation, legislation and practice. These are the rudimentary necessities for graduates to operate effectively and confidently within multinational organisations such as airlines and airports.

In order to equip students with this requirement this course develops an understanding of the global business environment in which airlines and airports operate through the study of economics, human resource, marketing and finance. Integral to this course is the development of decision-making skills from the operational to the international strategic levels. Transferable skills that are necessary for a career in international business management are developed through engagement with real life and virtual business issues, enabling the study of key aspects of management and leadership. Additionally, due to the nature of the course, the learning environment mirrors that of an international organisation where students are encouraged to learn with and from each other about their different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.

The senior management team informs the strategy for learning and teaching via staff training and student engagement, with novel ideas developed by the course team. The overall approach focuses on making students independent learners and developing the confidence of students to tackle assessments and progress as appropriate. The priority is to engage with the programme via the development of appropriate and inclusive ‘teaching’ styles while acknowledging that some students need additional support for this journey.

All staff are periodically trained, their teaching is reviewed, and have regular reminders of the requirements for ‘best practice’ in teaching and learning. Module architecture and assessment strategies are reviewed regularly for their robustness to ensure they fulfil the overarching strategy of the university for a supportive educational environment. The drive for independent learning is achieved via the process of introducing ideas in the contact periods, stimulating debates and the use of assessment instruments to encourage discovery.

Course aims

The principal aim of the course is to provide an academically rigorous programme of study that gives student knowledge and understanding of core subjects relevant to business management with a particular emphasis on the international context of business and the management of airlines and airports.

The purpose of the course follows that set out in the QAA benchmarks for Business and Management:
• The study of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate
• Preparation for, and development of, a career in business and management
• Enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large

The underlying philosophy of the course is to provide an education experience that gives a sound academic base in the core disciplines of business management, with a particular focus on the international business environment and aviation management for airlines and airports. As a multi-disciplinary course of study, it is designed to demonstrate coherence and progression within the different business management disciplines.

The course curriculum provides students with an understanding of the international business environment and the techniques, concepts and principles that make businesses successful and efficient in the context of the aviation system. Students will have the opportunity to study the management of international business, acquire real life and virtual business experience and explore the factors that influence business from an international perspective. Students will also be able to develop an appreciation of the wider context of their studies in terms of social and ethical issues and a respect for cultural diversity.

Course learning outcomes

QAA benchmarks for the Course are linked to 2015 Business and Management guidance as below:

Subject knowledge, understanding and skills Knowledge and understanding
There is an expectation that degree programmes covered by this Subject Benchmark Statement should provide a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business and management.

Graduates should be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the business environment in which they operate and their management. Programmes emphasise understanding, responding and shaping the dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.

The interrelationships among and the integration between these areas are very important within the overall student learning experience, and should be demonstrated in the capabilities of successful graduates from all modes of delivery.

Organisations: this encompasses the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, size/scale, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between different organisations and their influence upon the external environment.

The business environment: this encompasses the fast pace of change within a wide range of factors, including economic, environmental, cultural, ethical, legal and regulatory, political, sociological, digital and technological, together with their effects at local, national and global levels upon the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.

Management: this encompasses the various processes, procedures and practices for effective management of organisations. It includes theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management, including the management of people and corporate social responsibility, together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within different organisations.

Within the framework of organisations, business environment and management (set out in paragraphs 3.4-3.6) graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas.
• Markets: the development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services. • Marketing and sales: different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning generating sales and the need for innovation in product and service design.
• Customers: management of customer expectations, relationships and development of service excellence.
• Finance: the sources, uses and management of finance and the use of accounting and other information systems for planning, control, decision making and managing financial risk.
• People: leadership, management and development of people and organisations including the implications of the legal context.
• Organisational behaviour: design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values.
• Operations: the management of resources, the supply chain, procurement, logisitics, outsourcing and quality systems.
Information systems and business intelligence: the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
• Communications: the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
• Digital business: the development of strategic priorities to deliver business at speed in an environment where digital technology has reshaped traditional revenue and business models.
• Business policy and strategy: the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment to meet stakeholder interests, and the use of risk management techniques and business continuity planning to help maximise achievement of strategic objectives.
• Business innovation and enterprise development: taking innovative business ideas to create new products, services or organisations including the identification of Intellectual Property and appreciation of its value.
• Social responsibility: the need for individuals and organisations to manage responsibly and behave ethically in relation to social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Skills and practice

Business and management degrees are strongly related to practice and therefore provide a clear link between the development of relevant skills and employability of graduates.

Graduates should be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills together with competencies specific to business and management. Graduates should also be able to demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills. These include both subject-specific and generic skills. Skills of particular relevance to business and management
• People management: to include communications, team building, leadership and motivating others.
• Problem solving and critical analysis: analysing facts and circumstances to determine the cause of a problem and identifying and selecting appropriate solutions.
• Research: the ability to analyse and evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, which includes the need for strong digital literacy, and to use that research for evidence-based decision-making.
• Commercial acumen: based on an awareness of the key drivers for business success, causes of failure and the importance of providing customer satisfaction and building customer loyalty.
• Innovation, creativity and enterprise: the ability to act entrepreneurially to generate, develop and communicate ideas, manage and exploit intellectual property, gain support, and deliver successful outcomes.
• Numeracy: the use of quantitative skills to manipulate data, evaluate, estimate and model business problems, functions and phenomena.
• Networking: an awareness of the interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation and their use in generating business contacts.

Other generic skills and attributes
• Ability to work collaboratively both internally and with external customers and an awareness of mutual interdependence.
• Ability to work with people from a range of cultures.
• Articulating and effectively explaining information.
• Building and maintaining relationships.
• Communication and listening including the ability to produce clear, structured business communications in a variety of media.
• Emotional intelligence and empathy.
• Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. • Self-management: a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time.
• Self-reflection: self-analysis and an awareness/sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and cultures. This includes a continuing appetite for development.

Programmes covered by these standards address issues at national and international business levels. Where specific emphasis is placed upon the international context, for example, in the title of a programme, the programme enables graduates to develop and demonstrate appropriate business and cultural understanding. Where appropriate, foreign language capability and business and culture knowledge.

Course learning outcomes / Module cross reference

Subject knowledge, understanding and skills Knowledge and understanding
3.1 There is an expectation that degree programmes covered by this Subject Benchmark Statement should provide a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of business and management.

3.2 Graduates should be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the business environment in which they operate and their management. Programmes emphasise understanding, responding and shaping the dynamic and changing nature of business and the consideration of the future of organisations within the global business environment, including the management of risk.

All commercial airlines and airports operate in global market place and indeed this is an industry that truly demonstrates globalisation. To develop knowledge of and understanding or organisations and the business environment and the challenges of this scenario we have developed a suite of modules. The core of the aviation business is how airlines and airports need to be developed in a dynamic and commercial manner to survive and understand their vulnerabilities and opportunities. All airlines are exceptionally sensitive to changes in the economic and business environment in which they operate.

The following modules will contribute to this understanding-
Level 4 – Core modules
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System (30 credits)
LT4013 Marketing for Aviation and Creative Industries (30 credits)
CA4050 Air Cargo Services and Operations (15 credits)
Level 5 Core Modules –
CA5010 Corporate Airline Planning and Development (30 credits)
LT5078 Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (15 credits)
Level 6 Core Modules –
CA6005 Commercial Challenges for Aviation (30 credits)
CA6056 Financial Management for Aviation (15 credits)

The interrelationships among and the integration between these areas are very important within the overall student learning experience, and should be demonstrated in the capabilities of successful graduates from all modes of delivery.

3.4 Organisations: this encompasses the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, size/scale, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between different organisations and their influence upon the external environment.

A key aspect of the degree programme focuses on understanding the dynamics of different organisations from their diverse nature, purposes, structures, size and scale, and governance. Key to the aviation sector is the battle between the State operated airlines and airports and the private sector operations of airlines and airports. The UK has deregulated its airlines and airports to a very high degree whereas many of the world’s airlines and airports are still State-operated and controlled. Case studies are introduced at level 4 with CA4004 and continue throughout levels 5 and 6 looking at airlines like Emirates, Ryanair, EasyJet, British Airways, Southwest, JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic etc. The common theme to these case studies is the understanding of the different cultures and operating environments and how they have to innovate to survive.

The following modules will contribute to this understanding-
Level 4 – Core modules
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System (30 credits)
LT4013 Marketing for Aviation and Creative Industries (30 credits)
Level 5 Core Modules –
CA5010 Corporate Airline Planning and Development (30 credits)
LT5078 Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (15 credits)
Level 6 Core Modules –
CA6005 Commercial Challenges for Aviation (30 credits)
CA6056 Financial Management for Aviation (15 credits)

3.5 The business environment: this encompasses the fast pace of change within a wide range of factors, including economic, environmental, cultural, ethical, legal and regulatory, political, sociological, digital and technological, together with their effects at local, national and global levels upon the strategy, behaviour, management and sustainability of organisations.

The business environment is key to understanding the airline and airport sector since it is the industry that suffers most in the problems of poor economic growth and political upheaval in fact it is the bell-weather warning system to the whole business environment as 9/11 proved conclusively. The aviation system operates in a complex regulatory environment for safety and security but it operates as a very commercial environment in terms of marketing and sales and there is simply no place to hide when times are difficult. Numerous modules contribute to this understanding as listed below.

The following modules will contribute to this understanding-
Level 4 – Core modules
CA4005 Introduction to Transport Economics (30 credits)
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System (30 credits)
CA4050 Air cargo Services and operations (15 credits)
CA4051 Statistics for Travel and Tourism (15 credits)
Level 5 Core Modules –
CA5010 Corporate Airline Planning and Development (30 credits)
LT5078 Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (15 credits)
Level 6 Core Modules –
CA6005 Commercial Challenges for Aviation (30 credits)
CA6056 Financial Management for Aviation (15 credits)

3.6 Management: this encompasses the various processes, procedures and practices for effective management of organisations. It includes theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management, including the management of people and corporate social responsibility, together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within different organisations.

The management of airlines and airports demonstrate the highest level of skills for man management as these organisations operate with large numbers of people doing ‘operational jobs’ to ensure the service delivery and relatively small numbers of decision makers on strategic developments. So airlines have very large numbers of pilots, cabin crew, passenger handling personnel, operational staff that they rely upon to ensure the punctual departure of aircraft. These are classic areas for problems with unions and related issues unless the management is enlightened and dynamic, and holistic in its approach. There is excellent ‘practice’ in the airline industry and some carriers demonstrate outstanding skills in developing a positive employment culture e.g. Southwest.
We also have airlines that operate in the extreme opposite approach like Ryanair and demonstrate other characteristics and many airlines that are shining examples to other industries e.g. Emirates. We unravel the knots in this complicated area with an examination of the corporate responsibilities and decision-making processes to ensure long-term prosperity. Particularly important modules for this agenda include the following -

The following modules will contribute to this understanding-
Level 4 – Core module
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System (30 credits)
LT4013 Marketing for Aviation and Creative Industries (30 credits)

Level 5 Core Modules –
CA5011 Safety and Security and Psychology for Aviation Systems (30 credits)
CA5010 Corporate Airline Planning and Development (30 credits)
LT5078 Sustainability, Bus. and Responsibility (15 credits)
Level 6 Core Modules –
CA6005 Commercial Challenges for Aviation (30 credits)
CA6056 Financial Management for Aviation (15 credits)
MN6W55/50 Work related learning (alt-core)

3.7 Within the framework of organisations, business environment and management (set out in paragraphs 3.4-3.6) graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas.

• LO1 Markets: the development, access and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
The airline industry is highly regulated but the key to understanding the global opportunities of the sector is the access and operation.

• LO2 Marketing and sales: different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning generating sales and the need for innovation in product and service design.

The airline industry is an industry that is marketing orientated to a very high degree with the global competition of brands like Emirates, British Airways and many more making life extremely challenging for the also runners! The alignment between the marketing image and the service delivery must be seamless otherwise there will be a major gap in the expectations of passengers.

• LO3 Customers: management of customer expectations, relationships and development of service excellence.

The airline sector is a major service sector in the transportation field and the management of customer services is critical to most airlines and airports. The reality is that understanding customer service excellence is a critically important and airlines like Singapore Airways and Emirates highlight this philosophy to developing their business models etc. The sector does have a raft of new challenges such as low cost carriers and new ‘hybrid’ business models but at the heart of the business is an understanding of the importance of excellence of customer handling and understanding customer ‘expectations’

• LO4 F

Principle QAA benchmark statements

QAA General Business and Management

Assessment strategy

Student learning is organised around direct contact time with the teaching team and directed learning activities. In addition to formal learning activities, such as tutor led interactive sessions, lectures or tutor facilitated workshops. Students are expected to complement this with reading additional materials as directed, such as academic journal articles, press material and textbooks. A range of learning materials will be available via the University’s current VLE (WebLearn).

In relation to the course’s learning outcomes, the student is expected to:
1. Acquire an understanding of the factors affecting multinational business and how technological change, structural change, cultural and historical background influence the shape of these businesses
2. Be aware of the social, political and ethical dimensions within which international businesses operate
3. Be aware of developments in the analysis of business organisation, structure and strategy

By the end of the course, the student is expected to have developed:
1. The ability to carry out independent, scholarly research and investigation within the field of international business management – developed through lectures, seminars and tutorial workshops. In particular, seminars will focus on problem-solving activities based on case studies. At Honours level, drawing upon their own research, students will carry out a piece of independent work
2. Self-awareness, problem solving, working with others, communication, self- management, leadership and decision making skills
3. High-level intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation of concepts, ideas and theories within the disciplines of business organisation and management – these transferable skills can be applied in the pursuit of a wide range of occupations relating to international business management, or alternatively, post-graduate education

Transferable skills are introduced and initially developed through compulsory modules at level 4 and via specific core modules at subsequent levels. The study of international business management, its problem solution processes and decision-making issues means that the core skills of communication, numeracy, information technology, self-management, interpersonal skills and the conduct of research are present in all of the core modules on the course. Critical thinking is developed and stimulated throughout the whole curriculum at all levels of study and culminates in the final year Management Investigation and Report module. The development of employability and professional practice skills throughout the course will enable students to record achievement and evidence of personal development planning (PDP) in their progress files.

Organised work experience, work based learning, sandwich year or year abroad

The Business Works Office provides assistance to obtain a variety of placements that are tailored to students’ needs and/or circumstances. Its service is targeted to support students before, during and after their placement. Placement preparation workshops or one-to-one interviews run during the year prior to the placement to provide advice and support on aspects such as CVs, job applications, interview technique and job search strategies. Individual support is provided during the placement, complementing the role of academic placement supervisors, and reflection and debriefing workshops are organised in the year following placement. Staff have contacts with employers in many business sectors in the region, and may also help arrange placements abroad.

Currently it is possible to undertake work placements or internships that are worth 15 credits during or outside term-time. Two modules are offered: ‘Learning Through Work’, which focuses on the learning experience in an employee position, and ‘Work-Related Development’ which applies to a learning experience in the voluntary sector or university activities such as mentoring, student ambassadors and so forth. This involves undertaking a work placement for a minimum of 5 weeks (or the equivalent of this part-time).

It is also possible to obtain work experience and obtain credit by taking the module 'Professional Experience Year Placement' as a year-long option module (30 credits). The Business Works Office is responsible for assisting students to obtain short placements.

Course specific regulations

The course conforms to the framework and University Academic Regulations.

Permission when necessary to vary the optional module list to suit particular arrangements with partner universities whose students may be seeking dual awards and require special programme planning.

Modules required for interim awards

Level 4 Core Modules – Certificate in Higher Education 120 credits
CA4005 Introduction to Transport Economics (30 credits)
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System (30 credits)
LT4013 Marketing for Aviation and Creative Industries (30 credits)
CA4050 Air Cargo Services and Operations (15 credits)
CA4051 Statistics for Travel and Tourism (15 credits)

Level 5 Core Modules – Diploma of Higher Education 240 credits
Level 4 modules PLUS:
CA5011 Safety and Security and Psychology for Aviation Systems (30 credits)
CA5010 Corporate Airline Planning and Development (30 credits)
LT5085 Skills, Methods and Analysis (15 credits)
LT5078 Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (15 credits)
Plus: TWO 15 Cr optional modules

Level 6 Core Modules – BSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management (360 credits)
Levels 4 and 5 modules PLUS:
CA6005 Commercial Challenges for Aviation (30 credits)
LT6P26 Research Methods for Dissertations and Consultancy Projects (30 credits)
CA6056 Financial Management for Aviation (15 credits)
BA6052 Project management (15 credits) or Work related learning (15 credits)
MN6W55/50 Work related learning (alt-core)
Plus: ONE 15 Cr optional module

Arrangements for promoting reflective learning and personal development

Developing reflective practice in students is built into the curriculum, and two specific activities to support this were the introduction of Student Development Weeks and Personal Development Planning (PDP), which are now an established part of the undergraduate programmes.

Student Development Weeks are scheduled as part of teaching programmes where teaching on individual modules are suspended to enable students to engage in broader course-based activities. These included opportunities for reflective engagement with feedback, career preparation and employability development activities, conferences by and for students, and programme planning advice.

PDP is embedded in activities and assessments to encourage and emphasise reflection on learning goals and outcomes, to plan ways to address students’ learning development needs and to capture their learning achievements. PDP on the course involve a variety of processes and formats as appropriate to the discipline (e.g., learning journals, e-portfolios, annotated sketchbooks, case books, skills audits, reflective commentaries, graduation statements).

For example, with regard to reflective learning, most core modules contain explicit statements concerning the practice and assessment of students’ reflective skills both individually and in groups. A wide range of the course modules also assess the student reflective practice through learning journals or logs contributing to personal development planning and career management. In this way, students will be encouraged to develop specific skills increasing their employability prospects by the end of the course.

Career, employability and opportunities for continuing professional development

To prepare students for a career in international business management and to enhance life-long learning skills, students will get the opportunity to engage with employers through a variety of mechanisms in core modules at levels 4, 5 and 6, including curricular and co-curricular activities taking place throughout the course. During the course of level 4 students will complete a skills and employability audit, which will feed into the more detailed focus on professional aspirations within the sector.

There is a field course elective that involves international travel and visits to airlines and airports overseas and these tyrips have included visits to the United States of America and United Arab Emirates. There is a constant stream of alumni visiting as guest lecturers to support the programme.
There is a student lead aviation Society that has direct contacts with industry for guest speakers and outside visits.

This course has helped many graduates seeking a career in international management to successfully secure positions in international organisations like British Airways, Heathrow Airport, Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, Etihad, Emirates, FlyDubai, Vancouver Airport, National Air Traffic Control Services (NATS) , Civil Aviation Authority , Motts McDonald, Gatwick Airport Ltd, London City Airport Ltd, Qatar Airways etc.
Some became entrepreneurs while each year nearly 20 per cent of our graduates successfully apply for postgraduate courses in the UK and worldwide. There is no doubt that there is a substantial demand for aviation management students within the global aviation industry.

Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditations & exemptions

You'll be encouraged to obtain Royal Aeronautical Society membership and engage with the Society's regular lectures and events throughout your studies.

Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is also encouraged. We have close links with this professionally focused partner for the aviation sector.

Career opportunities

Upon graduating, you'll have a variety of career routes available to you, both in the UK and internationally. You'll be equipped for management and leadership within the aviation sector, which ranges from operational management, strategic overview and planning, regulations and compliance and financial management.

As a postgraduate, you can develop an exciting career in PhD research, Aviation consultancies such as Mott Macdonald and major airlines and airports such as British Airways and London Heathrow respectively. Other career pathways include bodies such as National air Traffic Control and the Civil Aviation Authority.

The areas of aviation management you could work in include:

  • Passenger handling management
  • Airline Operations management - under wing
  • Air cargo management
  • Airline sales management
  • Airline marketing management
  • Revenue management
  • Engineering management
  • Cabin crew management
  • Flight deck management

The specialist areas of aviation you could work in include:

  • Airline finance and procurement
  • Airline strategy
  • Airline branding
  • Airline IT support
  • Airline Corporate Legal services
  • Airline procurement

Some of the positions gained by BSc graduates include Easyjet route planning manager, NATS head of environmental policy, TUi head of operations, London City - head of ground operations, London Gatwick Head of Infrastructure project, London Southend - Head of Customer Service.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Official use and codes

Approved to run from 2014/15 Specification version 1 Specification status Validated
Original validation date 01 Jul 2014 Last validation date 01 Jul 2014  
Sources of funding HE FUNDING COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND
JACS codes 100198 (transport planning): 100%
Route code AAAMAN

Course Structure

Stage 1 Level 04 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR MON AM
CA4005 Introduction to Transport Economics Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR MON PM
CA4050 Air Cargo Services and Operations Core 15 CITY AUT WED PM
CA4051 Statistics for Travel and Tourism Core 15 CITY SPR WED PM
LT4013 Marketing for Aviation and Creative Industries Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR WED AM

Stage 1 Level 04 January start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
CA4004 Introduction to the Aviation System Core 30        
CA4005 Introduction to Transport Economics Core 30        
CA4050 Air Cargo Services and Operations Core 15        
CA4051 Statistics for Travel and Tourism Core 15 CITY SPR WED PM
LT4013 Marketing for Aviation and Creative Industries Core 30        

Stage 2 Level 05 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
CA5010 Corporate Airline Planning and Development Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR TUE PM
CA5011 Safety, Security and Psychology for Aviation Sy... Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR TUE AM
LT5078 Sustainability, Business and Responsibility Core 15 CITY AUT WED PM
LT5085 Skills, Methods and Analysis Core 15 CITY AUT WED AM
MN5W50 Creating a Winning Business 1 Alt Core 15 CITY SPR WED PM
          CITY AUT WED PM
MN5W55 Learning through Work Alt Core 15 CITY SPR WED AM
          CITY AUT WED AM
CA5053 Aviation and The Environment Option 15 CITY SPR WED PM
LT5086 Applied Research with Field Course Option 15 CITY SPR WED AM
OL0000 Open Language Programme Module Option 15 NORTH SPR    
          NORTH AUT    

Stage 3 Level 06 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
CA6005 Commercial Challenges for Aviation Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR THU PM
CA6056 Financial Management for Aviation Core 15 CITY AUT FRI AM
LT6P26 Research Methods for Dissertations and Consulta... Core 30 CITY AUT+SPR THU AM
          CITY AUT+SPR THU AM
MN6W50 Creating a Winning Business 2 Alt Core 15 CITY SPR THU PM
          CITY SPR WED PM
          CITY AUT WED PM
MN6W55 Learning through Work 2 Alt Core 15 CITY AUT WED AM
          CITY SPR THU AM
          CITY SPR WED AM
          CITY AUT THU AM
BA6052 Project Management Option 15 CITY AUT FRI AM
          CITY AUT FRI PM
          CITY SPR FRI AM
          CITY SPR FRI PM
CA6057 Risk Management and Business Continuity Option 15 CITY SPR FRI AM
LT6086 Strategy in Tourism and Travel Option 15 CITY AUT FRI PM
MN6W04 Professional Experience Year Placement Option 30 CITY AUT+SPR    
OL0000 Open Language Programme Module Option 15 NORTH SPR    
          NORTH AUT