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Air Transport Studies BSc (Hons)

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  • Entry requirements
    ypical offers GCE A level/AVCE: 200 UCAS tariff points typically CDD AGNVQ: individual BTEC: individual IB: individual City University Foundation Course Other qualifications can be considered on an individual basis. A knowledge of mathematics and physics would be useful but is not essential for this course. English language requirements IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL: 79 internet-based total GCSE: English language grade C
  • Academic Title
    Air Transport Studies BSc (Hons)
  • Course description
    Course overview

    Air transport is a large and dynamic international industry which often undergoes rapid change as a result of technological, economic and political developments. In order to react quickly to such developments, management and operations staff require a good understanding of the many separate and disparate subjects encompassed by the industry. The degree in Air Transport Studies has been designed to provide new entrants to the industry with much of this necessary background knowledge.

    Course content


    The course is designed to give students knowledge of all major departments within an airline including management, operations and engineering.

    Year 1
    You will study nine core modules:
    • Computing for the airline industry
    • Engineering drawing and design
    • Flight mechanics/aerodynamics
    • History of the airline industry
    • Management and leadership
    • Marketing and presentations
    • Quantitative methods
    • Safety management
    • Transport infrastructure

    Year 2
    You will study nine core modules:
    • Accounting and business finance
    • Aircraft design
    • Airline case study
    • Airport design and operations
    • Business aviation operations
    • Web technology 1
    • Maintenance technology
    • Statistics
    • System reliability and safety

    Year 3
    Year three includes advanced modules, plus group and individual project work associated with the airline industry. You will study six core modules:
    • Aircraft operations and performance
    • Human resource management
    • Maintenance planning
    • Individual project
    • Group design and technical project
    • Group business project
    Plus one foreign language module drawn from French, German or Spanish.

    Teaching and assessment

    Teaching
    The course combines lectures, coursework, projects and examinations. There is usually at least one field trip in both of year one and year two. Coursework can include essays, practical exercises with reports and case study analyses. A significant amount of project work in the final year, both individually and in groups, consolidates research, team working, report writing and presentation skills developed throughout the course.

    Assessment
    The course is assessed by a combination of coursework and end-of-term examinations. Over 50 per cent of year two is assessed by project work. The contribution of each year of the course is as follows:
    Year one: 15 per cent
    Year two: 25 per cent
    Year three: 60 per cent

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