This course is for people working in the manufacturing, operating and maintenance sectors of the aviation industry, both civilian and military, plus the regulatory authorities. The objective is to maintain an acceptable level of safety with increased passengers and greater commercial competition. Safety encompasses ground and flight staff of airlines and airports plus other aircraft operators, maintenance organisations, aircraft design and manufacturing. A typical student will have a number of years’ experience in their particular field of aeronautical expertise.
Graduates have moved to positions of responsibility in safety management within civil aviation authorities, airlines, other aircraft operators and defence forces throughout the world.
The course consists of a number of independent modules, each of which runs over three days. All students must attend and pass one module (free of charge) as an introduction before they are accepted onto the course. To qualify for an MSc, a student needs to complete a further eight taught modules and successfully complete a major project of relevance to their future career. Students who complete the taught part of the course only can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (intro module + 8 more) or a Postgraduate Certificate (intro module + 4 more).
* Safety by Design
* Active Safety Management
* Crisis Management
* Airline Business
* Quality Assurance in Airline Management
* Human Resource Management
* Airline Operations
* Financial Accounting
* Fleet Planning
* Air Transport Economics
* Leaderships in Organisations
* Law and Negotiation
* Psychology in Aviation Management
* Developing a Business Plan
* Accident and Incident Investigation
* Review of Quality , Safety and Aviation Business Functions
* Airports and Ground Handling
* Airline Revenue Management and Finance
* Engineering Maintenance Systems
* Airworthiness and Maintenance
* Airline Maintenance
Teaching and assessment
The modules are taught as 3-day short courses. For the MSc degree, the taught component can be completed in one to three years, with the final project taking approximately six months following completion of all the taught modules. Modules are delivered by experts from across the aviation industry and are highly interactive to encourage exchanges of views and experience.
Student assessment is made through a combination of coursework and examination.