Aviation Management (4 years, Bachelor of Science)

Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management is a unique program that is available for the first time in Cyprus and it has been developed in association with strategic partners from the aviation industry such as airlines, airport and transport services and aviation training organizations. 

At European University Cyprus, we offer two tracks for students majoring in Aviation Management. If you see yourself on the management side of aviation, such as running an airport or overseeing airport or airline operations, then the Aviation Management Degree with a specialization in Commercial Operations is the right option for you. If you choose the specialization in Air Operations, you will undertake flight training to qualify as a commercial pilot in tandem with the degree coursework. Those with pilot qualifications will gain a much demanded bachelor’s degree to ensure their career prospects in the aviation industry.

Commercial Operations

A degree in Aviation Management specializing in Commercial Operations provides individuals with the education necessary to oversee various departments of airlines and airports. Aviation managers work at airlines, airports or other businesses within the aviation industry. In thisprofession, you might oversee the day-to-day operations of an airport or aviation organization or supervise an airline department. Students who follow this specialization also have the option to receive training for a Private Pilot License (PPL) if they desire.

Air Operations (Professional Pilot)

The BSc degree in Aviation Management with Professional Pilot License offers you the opportunity to study a highly focused aviation management degree whilst undertaking your Professional Pilot training to gain a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).

Designed to incorporate the study of a degree in aviation management with professional pilot training, our degree program aims to prepare you for new demands in air operations. As the need for commercial airline pilots increases, this degree will equip you with both the practical and theoretical skills so highly sought after by the global airline community.

The BSc in Aviation Management with Professional Pilot License has been designed with the input from a range of industry professionals and takes account of the dynamic changes the industry faces. The specialization includes all theoretical (ATPL Ground School) and practical training (Commercial Pilot License), that leads to an EASA frozen Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL). All pilot training is provided by an Approved Training Organization (ATO. An ATPL is the highest license you can obtain as a pilot and is the qualification that allows the holder to act as the Pilot in Command (PIC), or Captain, of a commercial aircraft.

Employment Opportunities

Commercial Operations

  • Airline and Airport Management
  • Commercial Operations
  •  Airport Operations
  • Airport Security
  •  Airline Revenue Management
  • Airline Sales and E-commerce
  •  Ground Handling Services
  • Aviation Consulting
  •  Aviation Project Management

 

 Air Operations (Professional Pilot)

  • Commercial Pilot Airline Management
  •  Civil Aviation Management
  • Airline Operations
  • Airline Safety
  • Compliance Management
  •  Airline Network Management
  • Flight Dispatcher

 

Program Outline



All students pursuing this degree must complete the following requirements:


Degree Requirements ECTS
General Education Requirements 15
Core Requirements 100
Specialization Requirements 80
Major Electives 35
Free Electives 10
Total Requirements 240


General Education Requirements 15 ECTS
Code Course Title ECTS
AVM110 Information Technology for Aviation 4
ENB220 Writing for Business Studies 6
MAT115 Statistics 5


Core Requirements 100 ECTS
Code Course Title ECTS
AVM111 PPL Theory 5
AVM112 Introduction to Civil Aviation Management 5
AVM120 Operations Control in Aviation 5
AVM121 Yield and Revenue Management 5
AVM122 Introduction to Accounting 5
AVM124 Aviation Information Systems and Digitalization 5
AVM320 Quality Management and Compliance Monitoring 8
AVM321 Project Management in Aviation 6
AVM410 Aviation Psychology and Human Factors 6
AVM411 Emergency Response & CSR 7
AVM412 Health and Safety Management and Safety Culture 7
AVM420 Strategic Management in Aviation 7
AVM421 Airworthiness and Certification Procedures 7
AVM422 Aviation Project 10
BUS215 Business Research 6
LDR365 Contemporary Leadership and Team Building 6


Specialization Requirements 80 ECTS

Students should choose one of the following groups of specialization courses

Specialization 1: Air Operations
Code Course Title ECTS
AVM210 Aircraft General Knowledge - Instrumentation 6
AVM211 Human Performance 4
AVM212 Meteorology 5
AVM213 General Navigation 4
AVM214 Air Law 5
AVM215 Aircraft General Knowledge - Airframe and Systems 6
AVM220 Flight Planning and Monitoring 5
AVM221 Radio Navigation 5
AVM222 Mass and Balance 4
AVM223 Flight Performance 5
AVM224 Operational Procedures 5
AVM225 Principles of Flight 6
AVM310 VFR and IFR Communications 5
AVM311 Multi Crew Cooperation 5
AVM312 Professional Pilot Flight Training 10
Specialization 2: Commercial Operations
Code Course Title ECTS
AVM230 Airline Commercial Operations 5
AVM240 Airline Sales and E-commerce 6
BUS101 Introduction to Business 5
BUS195 Business Calculus and Applications 5
BUS201 International Business 5
BUS360 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5
ECO101 Principles of Microeconomics 5
ENB225 Business Communication in English 5
LDR230 Essentials of Leadership 6
MAR101 Introduction to Marketing 5
MAR204 Consumer behavior 6
MGT101 Principles of Management 5
MGT205 Organizational Behavior 5
PRS200 Introduction to Public Relations 6
PSY214 An Introduction to Group Dynamics 6


Major Electives 35 ECTS
Code Course Title ECTS
AVM113 Introduction to Airline Management 5
AVM114 Introduction to Airport Management 5
AVM115 Introduction to Air Traffic Services 5
AVM116 Private Pilot Flight Training 6
AVM125 Aviation Communication 5
AVM250 Airline Operations Management 5
AVM251 Airport Operations Management 5
AVM323 Crew Resource Management 5
AVM350 Airport Security 5
AVM351 Airline Safety and Safety Management Systems 5
AVM352 Airline Network Management 5
AVM430 Management of Change 5
AVM431 Internship 6
FIN101 Essentials of Financial Analysis 6
MGT240 Human Resource Management 5
MGT304 International Management 6
MGT310 Management of Services 6


Free Electives 10 ECTS


Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives

The general objectives of the Aviation Management program are:

  • To provide students with a complete foundation of theoretical, practical, operational and managerial knowledge and skills required by employers in the dynamic aviation industry.
  • To provide a comprehensive  and up to date curriculum of study satisfying the needs of the changing aviation industry and the challenges with which it is confronted.
  • To prepare students for employment or for postgraduate study by promoting an environment in which they can develop academic and practical skills, apply theory to practice, develop decision making abilities, develop problem solving abilities, evaluate and synthesize information and engage in research.
  • To enable graduates to satisfy the changing demands of employment in the aviation industry by acquiring and developing of a wide range of personal and transferable skills, such as creativity, flexibility, self-reliance, adaptability, communication, time management, critical thinking, enhanced decision making and leadership qualities.
  • To develop the confidence and academic skills of students enabling them to become active and autonomous learners and critical thinkers;
  • To enhance the students ability for personal development through promotion of autonomous learning and critical thinking.
  • To enhance the graduates employment opportunities by training them in both the operational and the managerial aspects of the industry and through the engagement with aviation industry partners.
Specific Objectives

More specifically the Aviation Management program aims to:

  1. Provide student pilots with a firm foundation of specialized theoretical knowledge required at their level of operation (private pilot or commercial pilot) where applicable.
  2. Develop the specialist knowledge and  skills required to qualify for a Private Pilot License or a frozen Air Transport Pilot License where applicable.
  3. Develop the technical knowhow and the necessary mindset for student pilots to become safe, reliable and efficient pilots at their level of operation (private pilot or commercial pilot) where applicable.
  4. Provide the basic knowledge required for a student to be able to operate effectively and efficiently in an dynamic and demanding international business environment.
  5. Enable the student to apply a set of modern managerial and strategic techniques in order to achieve the goals of the business they are involved with in an ethical, efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.
  6. Provide the means for managing human, physical and financial resources in a successful manner and at an international scale.
  7. Promote health and safety practices as an integral part of managerial decision making in order to achieve higher safety standards in the aviation industry.
  8. Engage in practical application of theoretical knowledge, problem solving skills and research in order to achieve the highest standard of knowledge and skills that will ensure the successful operation of the graduate within the real aviation industry environment.
Learning Outcomes

The graduates of the Aviation Management program, are expected to be able to:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate successfully in the English language both in oral and written word and mainly in the aviation business context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the ability to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in order to obtain a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) where applicable.
  • Demonstrate the specialist knowledge and understanding of theory and its application in order to obtain a Frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) where applicable.
  • Demonstrate ability to use mathematical and statistical techniques that can be applied to the practical or business aspects of aviation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the processes that compose the aviation industry and basic management and marketing techniques that can be applied to the aviation industry.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the importance of physiological and psychological human factors and their impact on aviation safety.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the management of human resources including behaviour, relations and interactions within an organization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the economic factors and techniques that are applied in the day-to-day operations as well as the long term management of the financial aspects of the aviation industry.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the ethical social and environmental responsibilities of an aviation related organization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure, regulation, management and operational models adopted by airline and airport operators.
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the health, safety and security issues relating to the aviation industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Air Traffic Control systems, procedures and operations.

 

Practical Skills:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology efficiently in a variety of situations relating to the practical or business aspects of aviation.
  • Demonstrate the specialist knowledge and operational ability required to quality for a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) where applicable.
  • Demonstrate the specialist knowledge and operational ability required to quality for a Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) Rating where applicable.
  • Demonstrate the specialist knowledge and operational ability required to quality for an Instrument Rating (IR) where applicable.
  • Demonstrate the specialist knowledge and operational ability required to quality for a Frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) (where applicable).

 

Intellectual/Cognitive Skills:

  • Critically evaluate essential elements of strategy formulation, sustainability, social responsibility and other challenges in the aviation industry.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate an airline’s or airport’s operations’ economic requirements and performance.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources relating to current and future developments in the aviation industry. 

 

Transferable Skills:

  • Apply leadership and management models in the context of the aviation industry.
  • Review critically current research and publications relating to aviation.
  • Apply time management, critical thinking, decision making and leadership qualities in an area of the aviation industry.

 

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