BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Airline and Airport Specialist)
BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Airline and Airport Specialist)
The aviation industry is a fast-paced, global industry that is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of society. This exciting and innovative course is for those looking for a challenge and the ambition to become future leaders in the air transport industry. Designed in consultation with graduate employers, the course covers both the commercial and operational management of airlines, airports and aviation support services.
Throughout the course students will learn about a variety of aviation business models and strategies, discover how airports enable people to move around the globe, learn how the global aviation system operates in a safe and efficient manner and much more. Upon completion, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for graduate employment and further training to manage in this exciting industry.
Level 4 is intended to develop the student’s knowledge of the air transport industry and the key issues, trends and developments facing it. The emphasis is on developing skills and delivering the broad topic areas of the industry. The six core modules studied at level 4 are designed to provide a sound platform of learning to support the higher levels of the programme and to stimulate and maintain the student’s interest in aviation. All the modules develop the student’s understanding and knowledge of the industry, its different sectors, the major players and the current issues facing each sector, thus providing essential knowledge and understanding as they commence their initial modules.
The modules provide a thorough understanding of the history, development and attributes of the aviation industry. The subject-specific themes of service provision and management are also covered so that these topics can be developed at later levels. To enable management students to develop confidence in analytics and technology, a gentle introduction to the physics of flight and financial calculations is introduced so that further numerical skills can be developed at later levels. A key element of the early part of the course is to instil professional values in students so that they can develop confidence in building professional relationships and networks with their peers both in academia and in industry. This incorporates developing soft skills required by the industry and their own personal employability skills so that they can better market themselves as future leaders.
Level 5 builds on the learning and skills acquisition in level 4 and introduces the student to some more complex and challenging issues facing aviation management. The emphasis at this level is to develop an in-depth understanding of the operational processes and systems of the industry. At the heart of delivering a safe and efficient service is the management and development of people.
This is broadly covered by multiple modules though formally covered within the Talent Management and Leadership module. For placement students, in particular, the content is tailored to developing service provision and management skills prior to commencing their experience in the industry year. The aim of the course at this level is also to introduce students to research methods within both academia and industry so that students can build on this at Level 6 during the dissertation module and also explore the processes of business research and insight if on the placement route.
Level 6 is aimed to further develop the student into a confident, open-minded and innovative leader, taking a more strategic approach to the aviation industry and exploring current and future trends. Their individual academic development to graduate level is aided through their dissertation/business project, a substantial piece of research-based work that builds on the skills and knowledge attained in the Applied Research Methods module at Level 5. A key element of level 6 is for students to develop skills in independent thinking, planning and decision making. Students are encouraged to reflect on the progress at previous levels identifying areas of strength and weakness.
In part, this develops students to take on further training and study at the postgraduate level. In preparation for graduate employment, modules at this stage of the course enable authentic assessments, critical analysis and evaluation. Many of the air transport industry’s contemporary issues are covered so that students can be more confident when communicating with potential employers and other industry leaders. Skills development is increasingly recognised as making a significant contribution to the careers of graduates in terms of the achievement of their full educational potential and adding value to their lifelong learning through preparing them for employment and/or career progression.
The Library has a strong commitment to teaching information literacy skills and the encouragement and development of truly independent learners and is increasingly embedding information skills teaching within the curriculum. Online learning objects allow students to independently learn and practice their information skills and test their progress. Throughout the degree, students will be expected to exercise initiative and take responsibility for their learning. This, for example, is reflected in their ability to work to deadlines. A range of transferable skills and competencies such as oral and written communication are developed across and between levels and in doing so provide a foundation for life-long learning. Successful completion of the course is an indication of competence as an academic practitioner and a student’s ability to confirm/repudiate and apply existing theory and knowledge in the chosen field.
About University of West London
The University of West London is located in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, with strong connections to many national and multinational organisations.
The University prides itself on being “The Career University” offering over 140 undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a strong focus on employability and practical experience. UWL is ranked as the top modern* university in London, 8th modern university in the UK, and ranked as the 34th university nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 rankings, UWL is ranked 52 in the UK of over 150 universities, rising an impressive 31 places in the league table, which was the biggest rise in the UK. In the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, the University of West London was ranked the top university in London and in the top 25 in the UK for overall student satisfaction. Moreover, 98% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation**.
* Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides/surveys cited.
** These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.
- University of West London, UK
(Applicants with IELTS band below 6.0 may be considered for entry subjected to undertaking SDH Certificate in Foundation English course before being admitted into this course, for which they will be charged for a fee)
(Applicants who completed the SDH Institute Higher Diploma in Aviation Management course can be admitted with Advanced Standing into Year 2 at Level 5 of the course)
Mode of Delivery
- The method of lesson delivery consists of multiple delivery dimensions like face-to-face lectures, e-learning, individual and group discussions, case analysis, demonstration, role-plays, online quizzes and project assignments.
- Assignments / Projects
- Obtained a passing mark in all examinable modules
- Achievement of the BSc (Hons) Degree will entitle successful candidates the opportunity to progress to postgraduate (Level 7) study (subject to meeting the required entry requirements)
- Full-time: 36 months
- Part-time: 54 months
- Industrial Attachment: Not Applicable
Maximum Candidature Period
- Full-time: 6 years
- Part-time: 8 years
Next available intake(s)
1st intake: March period
2nd intake: September period
Year 1 (Level 4)
Air Passenger Experience
Air Transport Finance and Business Strategy
Aircraft Operations and Flight Planning
Introduction to Air Transport Management
Specialised Air Transport Services
The Aviation Professional
Year 2 (Level 5)
Air Transport Network and Operations
Air Accident Investigation and Safety
Applied Research Methods
Aviation Technology and Innovation
Digital Marketing & Revenue Management
Talent Management and Leadership
Year 3 (Level 6)
Airline Maintenance and Fleet Management
Airline Route Development and Operations
Aviation Strategy and Commercial Analysis
Sustainable Aviation and the Environment
|Application Fee (Non-Refundable)||$107||$351
|BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Airline and Airport Specialist) Year 1||$11,000||$15,000|
|BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Airline and Airport Specialist) Year 2||$11,000||$15,000|
|BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management (Airline and Airport Specialist) Year 3||$11,000||$15,000|
- All prices stated above are inclusive of the prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST)
- Local Applicant: Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
- International Applicant: International students including international students transferring from other local institutes
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