DCU Business School - Developments at DCUBS
B.Sc. in Aviation Management /
Aviation Management with Pilot Studies
CAO Code: DC117 Duration: 4
years full-time *New for 2010*
* Learn business
and technical aspects of aviation
Download the course brochure (pdf - 225kb)
Why Study Aviation Management at
The aviation industry spans the
airlines, airports and ancillary activities directly connected to
the airline business as well as other sectors such as tourism,
logistics and areas dependent on international trade.
The aviation management course is
structured to give you an introduction to all aspects of the
aviation business, both technical and managerial.
The first two years of the course
provide a general introduction to business analysis, the aviation
sector and technical aspects of piloting, and they offer an
opportunity to acquire a Private Pilotâ€™s Licence (PPL).
The second half of third year comprises specialist business modules including supply chain management, business ethics, airport operations modelling and simulation, and aviation safety management.
A Future Career
The work of a pilot is demanding, both
mentally and physically, but it also is an exciting and rewarding
career. Airline pilots have responsibility for the safety of
aircraft, passengers and crew. They must study flight plans,
communicate with crew members, calculate fuel requirements, conduct
checks on aircraft controls and instruments, and liaise with air
traffic control. A degree in aviation management educates an airline
pilot to view the airline in its entirety and to recognise business
opportunities that might arise. It also offers flexibility in terms
of alternative career paths within the industry.
Aviation also requires effective management in the areas of business operations, marketing, logistics, flight operations, finance, public relations, and employee relations. Managers in the aviation industry may also be responsible for planning and supervising maintenance and safety programmes, enforcing airline or airport rules and regulations, setting budgets, and promoting increased use of an airportâ€™s or airlineâ€™s facilities. Thus a career in aviation management offers a diverse range of unique management opportunities.
|* Those who wish to qualify as a commercial pilot should be aware that there are considerable costs involved in pursuing this option. Current estimates are that the cost of such training is of the order of euro 100,000. DCU has arranged a number of partial scholarships to the Integrated ATPL course component. Even for the students on the programme who do not manage to secure a scholarship, the evaluation of their likelihood of success in the Integrated ATPL course during the first three years spent in DCU should provide a basis for suitable financial arrangements to be put in place to pay for the flight training.