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University College Birmingham

Aviation and Airport Management

UCAS Code: N854

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email admissions@ucb.ac.uk.

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Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Transport planning

**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 course 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 4.3 billion passengers in 2018, 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.

- As part of UCB's ongoing investment, you'll be able to use our exciting new simulation facilities, including a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin. Due to open in autumn 2019, the facilities will also include check-in areas and Galileo GDS system for training students.

- 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.

- Our dedicated hired@UCB employability team will help you find valuable industry work experience during the summer months, boosting your employment prospects after you graduate.

**Great. Tell me some more**
This course has been developed in partnership with global aviation ground operations specialist Swissport to meet the demand for appropriately trained personnel.

All assessment is conducted through coursework and practical assessment, so there are no exams.

To complement the industry projects you will undertake on the course, we work with aviation and related providers to offer you a variety of paid and voluntary work opportunities during the summer months.

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 learn about ground and airside operational management and work on real projects alongside our industry partners.

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?**

Our course has been developed to meet the needs of employers in preparing you to enter 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:
- Airport ground handling

- General aviation operations

- Airline management

- Airport administration

- Corporate aviation management

- Postgraduate study

Modules

Year 1: Aviation Business and Regulatory Environment, Aviation Passenger Operations, Aviation Professional Practice, Airline Crew Resource Management, Travel Geography, Travel and Tourism Marketing.

Year 2: Airport Planning, Aviation Operations Management, Aviation Pricing and Revenue Management, Managing Human Factors in Aviation, Aviation Investigations.

Option from: Events Planning, Social Media in Aviation and Tourism, Tourism Operations Management, Tourism Marketing Management, Sustainable Aviation Management, Voluntary Initiative, Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate), Cruise Operations.

Year 3: Aviation Crisis Management, Contemporary Aviation Issues, Strategic Aviation Management, Research Project OR Enterprise and Innovation Showcase.

One option from: Financial Strategy, Destination Management, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, International Marketing and Organisational Learning in Tourism.

Assessment methods

- **Teaching**
Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 17 teaching contact hours and additional optional hours if students take up career-enhancing opportunities offered by UCB.

Large group teaching - 5 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
Smaller group teaching - 7 hours of teaching in smaller groups (some computer-based activities) and discussing topics relevant to the module
Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
Industry speaker sessions - (approximately 6 hours of specialist input over a semester)
Optional languages - (3 hours per week - if selected)
Field trips and visits - Students are also required to participate on day visits and a compulsory overseas residential visit (essential elements of the visit are included within the fees) – up to 8 Days

- **Individual study**
In addition, you are expected to commit to approximately 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.

- **Assessment**
Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on embedding employability and professional skills and knowledge into the course through individual and team-based live projects, industry-simulated activities, online activities and student visits.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

Coursework - 67%
Practical assessment - 33%
Written examination - 0%
Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

Business School - BA/BSc

TEF rating:

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Top job areas of graduates

48%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
20%
Design occupations
12%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject — planning is a very popular Master's degree (and even then we don't actually have enough graduates to meet employer demand). So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. First degree graduates in planning are more likely to start working in surveying than planning roles - although that is partly down to our serious shortage of surveyors. This all adds up to a subject that is in demand - but do keep a look out for work experience opportunities to make your good prospects even better.

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