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Airport Planning and Management (Executive) MSc/PgDip - Part-time

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    Course Description: This course was created to meet the demand for more flexible executive teaching in airport planning and management. It combines compulsory air transport core learning with a focus on leadership and personal development, and builds on this with optional subjects chosen to closely match your individual interests and career aspirations. Cranfield University is the only university in the world to run an English language for the Executive Airport Planning and Management MSc. Achieving this highly relevant and globally respected degree will enable you to differentiate yourself in a competitive employment market. Start Months: July Full Time/ Part Time: Executive/Part-time School: School of Aerospace, Transport and ManufacturingTheme: Transport Systems Entry Requirements: A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page. English Language: If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows: IELTS - 7.0 overall score, with a minimum of 6.0 in all elements of the test TOEFL - 100  Pearson PTE Academic - 68 Cambridge English Scale - 190 Cambridge English: Advanced - C Cambridge English: Proficiency - C In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test. Duration: Part-time MSc - up to three years, Part-time PgDip - two years Course Format: TaughtMSc/PgDipOverview:   Created to meet the demand for more flexible executive teaching in airport planning and management this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to build your career while remaining in full-time employment. This course combines compulsory air transport core learning with a focus on leadership and personal development, and builds on this with optional subjects chosen to closely match your individual interests and career aspirations. Who is it for?:   The course is designed to cover a wide area of expertise while allowing appropriate specialisation. We recognise the challenges faced by our executive students of balancing study with work commitments and have reduced the required number of visits to Cranfield as well as introducing optional distance learning modules. The University is well located for visiting part-time students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies. Why this course?:   We are the only university in the world to run an English language MSc in Executive Airport Planning and Management. Achieving this highly relevant and globally respected degree will enable you to differentiate yourself in a competitive employment market. In addition to the MSc programme, students may also register for the one year Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or the two year Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). Informed by Industry:   Directed by an industrial advisory committee comprising senior representatives from leading airports and associated sectors. This group meets annually to ensure that the course content will equip you with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Committee members include:     Catherine Ashman, Senior Aviation Planner, Arup    Andrew Gibson, Aviation Director, Mott Macdonald    Anna Gawthorpe, Safety and Compliance Manager, Execujet    Andrew Jefferson, Programme Director, Sustainable Aviation, UK    Rob Rushmer, Director Aviation, Leigh Fisher    Richard Timberlake, Director Transportation, Dar Group.Your teaching team: You will be taught by Cranfield’s leading experts and recognised external specialists. Members of the teaching team include:     Dr Pere Suau-Sanchez    Dr Keith Mason.We are particularly proud of the wide range of seminars and guest lectures offered to our students, given by global leaders in the aviation industry. Past speakers include the CEO of Birmingham Airport and the Cargo Manager of LuxAir. You will have support from the Course Director for any academic matters, the Course Administrator for administrative matters, and individual Supervisors regarding individual research project work. You will also has the additional support of a personal tutor for the duration of your study programme. Course details: The taught programme for the part-time Airport Planning and Management degree starts in July. You will complete ten taught modules: six compulsory and three or four optional dependent on module credits. All the modules in the first year are conducted over 3 one-week periods (two modules per week) so you are only expected to make three trips to Cranfield in July, November and March to complete the six compulsory modules. Some optional modules are available for distance learning. Group project:   The group project runs in the second year and is usually held in July for two weeks. You will be required to solve a current airport planning and management challenge. The group project draws upon the learning from the taught modules and applies it to real-life simulation.You will be required to take on responsibility for a key area for example market analysis, capital expenditure forecast or terminal design. Each group submits a report of their findings and recommendations and delivers a presentation to staff, students and industry experts. Projects are usually supported by industry and employers value this experience. Industry involvement is an integral component to the group project.  Previous Group Projects have included: Evaluating the business case for extending the runway at Birmingham AirportThe preparation of development plans for two new airports in South-West EnglandDesigning a new passenger terminal for Leeds-Bradford International Airport.Individual project:   The individual research project is undertaken during year three of your studies and is an opportunity to study a problem in detail, and sponsoring organisations may co-operate in the choice of a suitable subject. Project topics vary widely and are often based on your area of interest, and this allows you to demonstrate the application of your learning to the real-life problems faced by your organisation. Previous Individual Research Projects have included: An analysis of the hubbing strategy of Air France/KLM at Amsterdam Schiphol AirportThe implications of secondary slot trading on airport revenuesAir traffic distribution in a multi-airport environment; the Mumbai metropolitan region.Assessment: Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual research project 40% Funding Opportunities: To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Your career: Our passion for the areas of expertise we operate in and our hands-on relationship with industry are beyond compare. This is recognised globally by potential employers and we have a proven record of graduate employment across airports, consultancies and associated industries. This course allows students who already work in the industry to develop and advance their career especially with the management focus of this postgraduate programme. You will gain an internationally recognised qualification which benefits from the Cranfield reputation and can take you onto new levels of your career anywhere in the world. We provide access to our exclusive LinkedIn Cranfield University - Air Transport Group, which offers unrivalled networking and job opportunities

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