The global aviation and airport management industry is expanding rapidly, and this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience you will need to establish your career in this area.
Using the latest interactive teaching technologies, the programme covers a number of business, leadership and specialist areas. And the proximity of our campus to London Luton Airport means that you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a practical-based approach to your studies through work placements with airlines and related organisations.
London Luton Airport is the fastest growing major airport in the UK with passenger numbers increasing from 12 million to 18 million per year.
£110 million is being invested to transform its facilities by 2020 leading to more than 10,000 new jobs. It is expected that 40% of these new positions will be management, professional or skilled roles so this course places you in an ideal position for these jobs and an exciting career in airport and aviation management.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn in small and engaging teaching environments using up-to-the-minute interactive technologies
- Study a stimulating range of global airline and airport industry related organisational contexts
- Develop the knowledge and intellectual expertise you will need to work to the very highest standards of professionalism
- Gain the essential people and process expertise international companies expect from their leaders
- Explore the latest hard and soft aviation management skills with a highly committed and motivating team of teaching experts
- Challenge yourself as you develop your theoretical and pragmatic skills and knowledge
- Benefit from a course that uses a hands-on, practical approach, including the use of a Strategic Airline simulation, as it focuses on your ambitions and future career.
Employability is developed throughout the course. In the first year, you will enhance your suitability for a management and leadership career in the aviation industry through a systematic understanding of management theories and their nuanced application in an aviation context through engagement with the content of Introduction to the Airline Industry which is embedded in a L4 unit.
The proximity of London Luton Airport means that you will be able to experience and reflect on operations and how theory is applied in practice, through visits, field-trips and by liaison with industry experts.
Personal and professional development is introduced at level 4 and is anchored in the concept of professional appraisal and human resource management which are offered in Using Data to Build Business Practice and Business Practice Explored. As you progress through the levels of study, this is further developed through an active exploration of advanced subject specific content current that underpins employment requirements in the industry and employer expectations of its employees. You will also acquire an ability to articulate how you meet those requirements and expectations.
At level 6, you will tangibly demonstrate your ability to creatively and effectively respond to topical sector challenges through the final dissertation project.
Students studying the BSc Aviation and Airport Management (with Professional Practice year) have the opportunity to further increase their employability and gain essential work experience and commercial awareness. The placement is also a great way to build up a network of contacts within a chosen industry.
Students who register for the degree with professional practice year will additionally attend a series of workshops and activities related to securing a suitable placement and compulsory briefings at the end of year 2 to ensure that all legal requirements for health and safety, safeguarding etc. training have been met,. This will be explained more fully in your professional practice handbook once you have registered with the Careers and Employability Services Student Development and Awards Team in your first year. If you will be working with children and/or vulnerable people you will be required to have a DBS check and undertake Safeguarding and Prevent training.
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