Aviation Management BSc (Hons)

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This highly focused business management degree is designed to develop resilient professionals who can apply specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities in a diverse, global aviation industry.

Year of entry

Location

Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time
Sandwich

Duration

4 years sandwich
3 year - Degree

Course code

CUPU056

Start date

March 2024
April 2024
June 2024


Course overview

The course aims to encourage aspirations for management and positions of leadership that will shape the future of the industry

  • The course is ideal for individuals with an enthusiasm for commercial aviation and who wish to develop and expand their understanding and engagement with the air transport industry.
  • The course curriculum brings together management and transport systems theory, economics, data analysis, aerospace engineering, logistics, transport geography, regulation and safety and aims to provide a progressive learning journey, culminating in a holistic appreciation of the complexities of the global aviation ecosystem.
  • The course is actively supported by guest lectures from expert industry practitioners and leaders, practical activities such as simulation and exposure to the industry1.

Why Coventry University Wrocław?

At Coventry University Wrocław, we aim to offer a career-focused experience to our students, one that is traditionally academic but is also designed to help you progress in your future career. Our offering is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable for as many people as possible, so we only to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Why you should study this course

Our innovative approach focuses on the management of the multifaceted aviation industry from day one.

  • The course is delivered in an environment that offers an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of subject interests, experiences, and backgrounds, to develop their commercial and technical knowledge, skills and capabilities commonly required to chart a successful career within the aviation industry.
  • The course focuses on the complex inter-relationships that exist between various stakeholders, such as airlines, airport operators, regulators, representative bodies and industry suppliers.
  • The course unveils the multifaceted aviation ecosystem and its interaction within the dynamic environment in which it operates and develops your understanding of the cohesive nature of the sector and the interaction between business and operational management.
  • The course threads together the aviation ecosystem with business awareness, strategic thinking, technical understanding, and operational application by embedding research-active teaching and industrial engagement.
  • The course provides opportunities to attend guest lectures or industry events (subject to availability) from leading aviation organisations, with the aim of deepening and enriching your learning experience.

Official Course Partner

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From the smallest details to the highest pursuits, Collins Aerospace Wrocław is dedicated to redefining aerospace. The company is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Company experts in engineering and logistics share their knowledge and industry insights with Coventry University Wrocław students by delivering Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering and Flight Theory and Global Logistics and MRO Management modules. Collins Aerospace global presence: 67,000+ employees, 16,000+ engineering workforce, 300+ sites globally. Career opportunities with Collins Aerospace Wrocław.

I want to work as a terminal manager or as an operations manager in one of many airlines throughout the world. As part of our studies, I visited Wrocław Aircraft Maintenance Services Ryanair. 

Dawid Andrzejewski, Aviation Management BSc (Hons), quoted March 2023
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What you'll study

Your first year aims to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the aviation ecosystem, a foundation of business management, economics, finance and data analytics, airport planning and design and an introduction to aeronautical engineering.

Modules

  • This module aims to introduce you to the functional aspects of business organisations with a fundamental understanding of financial and economic aspects of aviation management. It examines how demand and supply for aviation services is generated, and considers airline and airport costs, revenues and pricing alongside an investigation of key economic and financial performance, trends and developments in aviation management.

    Compulsory

  • This module offers a holistic introduction to the aviation industry as a complex system comprising of many components and stakeholders, all interconnected by the need to comply with global and national regulations, and interdependent on each other to operate safely, efficiently and sustainably. This module also aims to introduce you to fundamental concepts of project management, applied within the context of the aviation industry.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the airport as a complex entity, comprised of multiple stakeholders and components, and subject to both numerous regulatory requirements and to pressures essential for sustainable development. Via interaction in a group-based project resulting in two in-class presentations, you will also have the opportunity to develop effective project management skills.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to give you a broad introduction to the fundamental concepts and approaches of aeronautical engineering. It covers the principal characteristics of modern aircraft propulsion, hydraulic and avionics systems together with the essentials of aircraft structures and aerodynamics. The connections between theory and practice are realised with emphasis being on the application of knowledge rather than on exposure to advanced science and mathematics.

    Compulsory

In the second year, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with aviation operations and aviation safety, amongst others.

Modules

  • This module considers the nature of Global Logistics and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul operations and investigates how they are managed. Drawing upon concepts of integrated logistic support, this module examines how strategic and tactical decisions of stakeholders (logistics and forwarding companies, suppliers, maintenance and engineering organisations, airlines, etc.) can be optimised to meet the current and future changing demands of the air transport industry.

    Compulsory

  • This module conducts an in-depth analysis of the major components comprising an airport, and how each contributes to the efficient operation of the airport as a complex system. It will introduce you to the critical operational functions of safety, security and emergency planning within the aviation industry, and how these requirements have evolved as the industry has developed and confronted new threats.

    Compulsory

  • Marketing is a core business function in any industry. Airlines operate in a highly competitive environment and marketing and route development is considered vital for the wellbeing of the airline industry and the commercial air transport system. This module seeks to evaluate and apply marketing theory to an industry-specific context using specialised software to support management decision-making. 

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to enable you to effectively deploy contemporary approaches to predictive analytics to support pricing and revenue management; demand estimation and behaviour analysis for revenue optimisation and offer end-to-end customer solutions. It will also develop the competence needed to effectively apply forecasting and econometric tools in business planning and decision-making for aviation stakeholders.

    Compulsory

There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement can often be beneficial. Work placements1 usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.

If you choose to study this course with a placement/sandwich year, you will need to pay a tuition fee of 2000 zł to cover your academic support.

Modules

  • This module1 provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon and gain experience for an approved placement undertaken during your programme. A placement should usually be at least 26 weeks or equivalent; however, each placement will be considered on its own merits, having regard to the ability to achieve the learning outcomes.

    Optional

  • This module1 provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon and gain experience for an approved international study/work placement undertaken during your programme. A work/study placement should usually be at least 26 weeks or equivalent; however, each placement will be considered on its own merits, having regard to the ability to achieve the learning outcomes.

    Optional

During your final year, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with critical thinking and the global approach to the aviation industry, amongst other topics. You will be encouraged to demonstrate a strategic, independent and critical approach to problem identification and resolution which culminates in the submission of your dissertation.

Modules

  • Aviation Strategy and Finance is a capstone module, designed with the aim of integrating students’ learning across the degree course and serves as a culminating experience on critical evaluation and development of the long-term strategic direction of aviation businesses and civil aviation policies at different institutional and organisational levels in a complex aviation industry environment.

    Compulsory

  • This module will introduce you to the strategic challenges associated with managing the complex and unpredictable airline operational environment. Maintaining the network schedule lies at the heart of all airline operations management decisions, alongside ensuring that service quality standards are maintained and revenue is retained and maximised. As well as examining how airline schedules are constructed and the operation maintained, the module introduces simulation to demonstrate how planning and logic can be tested to support optimised operational decision making.

    Compulsory

  • This module introduces you to the strategic challenges associated with the management of people in the aviation industry. The role of the Human Resource function within an organisation is considered and contextualised to address some of the issues posed by the global and regulatory frameworks that govern the nature of the aviation industry. This module provides an overview of some theoretical perspectives of Human Resource Management (HRM) and explores current areas of debate to demonstrate how the effective management of people is a crucial component in enabling airlines in particular, to seek sustained competitive advantage.  

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with an opportunity to apply and develop your research skills and to extend your knowledge, understanding and critical thinking. You will choose an appropriate academic topic or an applied aviation industry problem and utilise your independent learning skills to research this area in-depth and provide recommendations with relevance for practitioners. As part of this module you are required to submit an online ethics application and to obtain ethical approval for the research project that you are proposing to undertake. Support and guidance will be provided by a project supervisor who will be the primary point of contact for this module.

    Compulsory

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field1.

Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work. Additional support is available via email and our online learning platform, which is currently Aula.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Request further information about part-time study.


Teaching contact hours 

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from module to module, however, on average, it is likely to be around 20 contact hours per week. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 30 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


Assessment 

Assessment methods vary and include individual and group coursework in the form of written business reports presentations, in-class or online tests, portfolios, project thesis and tutorial tasks which take place during and at the end of each six-week block.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Participating in Routes Europe 2023 was an incredibly exciting experience for me. Being able to engage with industry professionals and showcase the potential of Wrocław campus was a truly thrilling experience. It exceeded my expectations and further fuelled my passion for the aviation industry and the impact it can have globally.

Evelyne Uwayezu, Aviation Management BSc (Hons), quoted May 2023
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Entry requirements

Polish requirements

The candidate should be able to demonstrate one of the following diplomas:

Requirement What we're looking for
Polish Matura Exam Basic Level 40%
Polish Matura Extended Level One subject at Grade 4 or 55% if higher. If one Extended Level subject is English at 75% or higher you do not require additional English Language qualifications
International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) 28 points
A level BBB

EU requirements

Requirement What we're looking for
EU exams We're here to help you understand which qualifications, diplomas and certificates you can use from your own country to meet our entry requirements. Contact us to find out more
International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) 28 points

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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International requirements

For international students and regional specific information, find your home country on our regional entry requirements page.

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English language requirements

A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers.

If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.


Fees and funding

2023/24 tuition fees2.

Student Full-time Part-time
EU 27,500 zł (EU) per year Request fee information
International 46,000 zł (non-EU) per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement1, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee2 of 2,000 zł that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

Coventry University Wroclaw will review tuition fees each year. Coventry University Wroclaw may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. Please note that the calculation of inflation is based on the information on price indices of consumer goods and services published by the President of the Statistics Poland website: www.stat.gov.pl for the quarter preceding the fees’ valorisation. Students who are not satisfied with the changes will be offered the opportunity to withdraw.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see the university’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of scholarships to students. For more information, visit our Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees2:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in Poland, the UK or abroad)

Facilities

Coventry University Wrocław will offer you a wide range of facilities3 to support your studies and help you succeed.

This campus offers the opportunity to study in fully equipped classrooms for interactive and collaborative teaching, IT suites purpose-built to support the needs of our students and also break out spaces.


Careers and opportunities

The aviation industry is growing massively, and future scenarios look extremely optimistic provided that the industry employs highly skilled professionals. This course aims to prepare you for a wide range of career options within the aviation industry, – from airline and airport management to air transport consultancy, roles with industry suppliers and manufacturers or in international logistics and regulatory bodies.

Upon successful completion of the course you can expect to be able to:

  • Develop sustainable solutions to aviation management problems, recognising the diversity of stakeholders that make up the global aviation industry.
  • Select and apply a range of research skills, management tools and strategies, to resolve current and future challenges.
  • Promote, defend and justify recommendations using appropriately sourced evidence and data.
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate data from various sources to support decision making, business improvement, effective governance and regulatory compliance.
  • Work in teams and as an individual, to deliver outcomes that recognise the diverse and international context of the aviation industry.
  • Select and deploy relevant software and technologies to support management decision making and sustainable aviation operations.
  • Manage relationships and behaviours that support management processes, business outcomes and professional development in aviation.
  • Evaluate and synthesise contemporary theory and research findings to propose innovative solutions to aviation management problems.
  • Apply a range of management strategies and the principles of project management to achieve tangible outcomes to aviation management challenges and problems.
  • Consider and apply the fundamental principles of transport systems design and aeronautical engineering to inform sustainable management decision-making within the aviation industry.

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates of Coventry University’s Aviation Management course have found graduate roles in companies including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, Heathrow Airport, Birmingham Airport, East Midlands Airport, Oman Airports, Lufthansa Technic, UK Civil Aviation Authority, EASA, IATA, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Deloitte and ICF International Inc.

 


How to apply

  • Coventry University Wroclaw is a branch campus of Coventry University. Coventry University together with Coventry University London Campus, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the “University”) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.

    1 UK, Polish and International opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK, Polish or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    2 Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. Coventry University Wroclaw will review tuition fees each year. Coventry University Wroclaw may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. Please note that the calculation of inflation is based on the information on price indices of consumer goods and services published by the President of the Statistics Poland on the website: www.stat.gov.pl for the quarter preceding the fees’ valorisation. Students who are not satisfied with the changes will be offered the opportunity to withdraw.

    3 Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2023/24 contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

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