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.
We focus on the management of the multifaceted industry and the complex inter-relationships that exist between various stakeholders, such as airlines, airport operators, regulators, representative bodies and industry suppliers in a dynamic and challenging environment.
The course draws upon many years of experience within the Engineering, Environment and Computing Faculty (EEC) at Coventry University, and the legacy of previous excellent graduates, from the existing course. The course has been developed with the expertise within EEC, to ensure its currency and relevance for the delivery of learning and industry changes.
Why Coventry University Wrocław?
At Coventry University Wrocław, we aim to offer a career-focused experience to our students, one that is traditionally academic but is also designed to help you progress in your future career. Our offering is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible, so we only to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.
The course encourages students with an enthusiasm for commercial aviation, to develop and expand their understanding and engagement, and to raise aspirations for management and positions of leadership that will shape the future of the industry. The course offers an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of subject interests, experiences and backgrounds to immerse themselves and to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities required to chart a successful career within the aviation industry.
Drawing on the expertise of the teaching team, the course brings together management and transport systems theory, economics, aerospace engineering, logistics, transport geography, regulation and safety, to provide a progressive learning journey culminating in a holistic appreciation of the complexities of the global aviation ecosystem. Our course team offer academic expertise and practical industry experience and seek to immerse the student in applied learning, utilising simulation, practical activities and exposure to industry.
This innovative course threads together the aviation ecosystem with business awareness, strategic thinking, technical understanding, and operational application, by embedding research and current practitioner inspired teaching and industrial engagement. Students are guided through the foundations of aviation management towards a focused and applied business and operational appreciation, and the course is actively supported by guest lectures from expert industry practitioners and leaders. Visits to airports and airlines operations provide opportunities for students to bring their learning to life.
Why choose this course?
This degree focuses on practical aviation industry operations, placing an emphasis on air transport management as a system of interrelated activities and relationships to ensure safety and security of passengers or goods, increasingly dependent on the critical analysis of complex data and information technology.
As such, we aim to provide a thorough understanding of the aviation industry – the rationales of airport operation management, airport planning and design, airline yield management, airline fleet planning, route management and scheduling, passenger and cargo operations, air transport safety, security and emergency planning, aircraft maintenance, airline strategy, finance and economics, sustainable development of air transport, as well as the real-life strategies for airlines and airport operators at corporate and business levels.
A significant amount of project work at each level is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems in the aviation industry. We also offer extensive placement opportunities and graduate schemes within industry, which have in the past included British Airways, Lufthansa, Cathay Paciﬁc Airways, Eastern Airways, Easy Jet, CityJet, Airbus, London Heathrow Airport, Birmingham Airport Ltd, Coventry Airport/Patriot Aviation, Servisair, Skyguide, Star Alliance, Eurocopter, TAROM, TUI Travel, UBM Aviation Routes and many others (subject to application and availability).
Career opportunities can be diverse and plenty; our graduates of this course in the UK have gone on to work for airport operators, business jet operators, tour operators, aircraft manufacturers, air navigation service providers, airport maintenance providers, aircraft engine, ground handling companies and manufacturers and service providers.