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Aviation Management (with Placement Year)

Coventry University
On campus
 1073 Points
4 Years

Program Description

This is a highly focused business management degree, designed to develop resilient professionals able to proactively apply specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities in a diverse, global aviation industry.

The course focuses on management of the multifaceted aviation industry from day one. You will be encouraged to explore the complex inter-relationships that exist between various stakeholders, such as airlines, airport operators, regulators, representative bodies and industry suppliers, in what is a dynamic and challenging environment.

The course encourages individuals with an enthusiasm for commercial aviation to develop and expand their understanding and engagement of the sector. Our aim is to raise your aspirations for management and positions of leadership that could help shape the future of the industry. The course offers an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of subject interests, experiences and backgrounds to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities commonly required to chart a successful career within the aviation industry.

The course brings together management and transport systems theory, economics, aerospace engineering, logistics, transport geography, regulation and safety. It aims to provide a progressive learning journey, culminating in a holistic appreciation of the complexities of the global aviation ecosystem. Our current expert course team offer academic expertise and practical industry experience with an aim to immerse you in applied learning; utilising simulation, practical activities and exposure to industry.

The course threads together the aviation ecosystem with business awareness, strategic thinking, technical understanding, and operational application by embedding research-active teaching and industrial engagement. You will be guided through the foundations of aviation management towards a focused and applied business and operational appreciation. In your final year (level 6), you will be encouraged to demonstrate a strategic, independent and critical approach to problem identification and resolution which culminates in the submission of your dissertation.

The course is actively supported by guest lectures from expert industry practitioners and leaders (subject to availability). Visits to airports and airlines operations in the UK and overseas provide opportunities for students to bring their learning to life. Students are encouraged to seek industrial placement and international study opportunities at the end of Year 2.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any field trip, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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Year 1

Foundations of Aviation Business

Aviation Ecosystem

Foundation of Aviation Economics, Finance and Data Analysis

Airport Planning and Design

Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Theory

Introduction to Project Management

Add+vantage Module

Year 2

Global Logistics and MRO Management

Aviation Safety, Security and Emergency Planning

Airport Operations

Aviation Safety and Operations Assessment

Airline Marketing and Air Service Development

Predictive Analytics for Aviation

Add+vantage Module

Placement Year

Professional Placement

Year 4

Dissertation Development

Aviation Strategy and Finance

Airline Scheduling and Operations

Strategic People Management in Aviation

Aviation Management Dissertation

Add+vantage Module


Previous graduates have progressed to roles in:

  • airport and airline operations management
  • consultancy
  • finance and revenue management
  • various graduate schemes and further study

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