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University College Birmingham

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University College Birmingham

Aviation and Airport Management

Course snapshot The booming UK aviation industry, driven by global business, passenger demand and the opening of new routes, means there is strong demand for graduates with high-level skills and there is a broad range of career options. UCB’s Aviation and Airport Management degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s leading academic institutions. We have superb industry links so you will get lots of relevant, vocational training. Who’s the course for? This course is ideal for students who are interested in becoming part of the global development of the aviation industry and are fascinated by global connectivity and economic competitiveness. The BA will appeal to you if you are interested in working for international airlines, aviation agencies, in-flight catering companies and international cargo organisations. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that airlines welcomed 3.6 billion passengers in 2016, so there are opportunities in diverse areas of employment. Why should I study the course? You will be introduced to the global aviation environment, learn about the value and scale of the aviation industry and its contribution to national economies. In association with our industry links, you will work on real aviation projects, with an emphasis on problem-solving, decision-making and project management. Visits to airports will be embedded in your study, giving you first-hand experience of how major airports in Europe function and you will acquire the ability to put academic theory into practice. You will choose an area of the aviation industry that interests you for your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and future employment options. Great. Tell me some more The Aviation and Airport Management course has been developed in partnership with experts at Swissport, the aviation ground operations specialist, and Airport Placements Ltd, both of whom have a continual demand for appropriately trained personnel. The University will help you look for summer work experience within the industry to boost your experience. All assessment is via course work and practical assessment, so there are no exams. You may also benefit from aviation-themed day visits and a compulsory overseas residential visit, the essential elements being included in your fees. What skills will I gain? You will focus on an introduction to the global aviation environment, the value and scale of the aviation industry and its contribution to national economies. You will examine strategic decision-making and problem-solving in the aviation industry, with particular focus on managing change within a dynamic and uncertain environment. What about the future? UCB’s Aviation and Airport Management degree has been developed to meet the needs of employers in preparing students for entry into the aviation industry with specific focus on aviation sales and marketing, general aviation operations, airline management, airport administration or corporate aviation management. Career pathways could include: • Airline management • Airport ground handling • General aviation operations • Airport administration • Corporate aviation management

  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,076
  • England Year 1 £9,076
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,076
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,076
  • Wales Year 1 £9,076
  • International Year 1 £9,700
  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-02-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,076
  • England Year 1 £9,076
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,076
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,076
  • Wales Year 1 £9,076
  • International Year 1 £9,700