Aviation Management BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

CUPU056

Location

Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time

Duration

3 year - Degree

Start date

September 2023
November 2023

The information on this page is for 2022-23 entry and should be used as guidance for 2023-24 entry. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.


Course overview

This focused management degree is designed to develop resilient professionals who are able to apply specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities in a diverse, global aviation industry. Our innovative approach brings together business awareness, strategic thinking, technical understanding, and operational application, by embedding research with current examples.

We focus on the complex inter-relationships that exist between various stakeholders, such as airlines, airport operators, regulators, representative bodies and industry suppliers. The course is actively supported by guest lectures from expert industry practitioners and leaders. Visits to airports and airlines operations provide opportunities for students to bring their learning to life.

The course will cover management and transport systems theory, economics, aerospace engineering, logistics, transport geography, regulation and safety. The degree encourages a holistic appreciation of the complexities of the global aviation ecosystem through applied learning via utilising simulation, practical activities and exposure to the industry.

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.


What you'll study

The course encourages students with an enthusiasm for commercial aviation, to develop and expand their understanding and engagement, and to raise aspirations for management and positions of leadership that will shape the future of the industry. The course offers an opportunity for individuals from a broad range of subject interests, experiences and backgrounds to immerse themselves and to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities required to chart a successful career within the aviation industry.

Drawing on the expertise of the teaching team, the course brings together management and transport systems theory, economics, aerospace engineering, logistics, transport geography, regulation and safety, to provide a progressive learning journey culminating in a holistic appreciation of the complexities of the global aviation ecosystem. Our course team offer academic expertise and practical industry experience and seek to immerse the student in applied learning, utilising simulation, practical activities and exposure to industry.

This innovative course threads together the aviation ecosystem with business awareness, strategic thinking, technical understanding, and operational application, by embedding research and current practitioner inspired teaching and industrial engagement. Students are guided through the foundations of aviation management towards a focused and applied business and operational appreciation, and the course is actively supported by guest lectures from expert industry practitioners and leaders. Visits to airports and airlines operations provide opportunities for students to bring their learning to life.

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, 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 a large number of 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 we focus on airport operations, maintenance management, aviation safety, logistics, marketing and air service development and predictive analytics

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

Sandwich and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. If you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.
During your final year, we will take a strategic and global approach to the aviation industry and focus on developing critical thinking, research and innovation skills culminating in the completion of a dissertation project. The skills of project management are taught and practised as part of a team, as well as within the context of individual research and development. We place particular emphasis on developing your skills in the use of IT systems, analytical techniques and the application of all taught aviation knowledge, which are progressively developed throughout your studies. The course culminates with your individual research project. Past students on this course in the UK have examined the sustainability of long-haul low-cost carriers, the rise and development of all-business-class airlines, and the usefulness nowadays of the in-flight safety demonstration.

Modules

  • The future of the aviation industry depends on sustainable strategic and policy decisions by all stakeholders in the industry to meet the contemporary challenges facing the global aviation industry. Within this theme, you will be introduced to advanced strategic and financial management decision analysis tools that aim to enable you to evaluate and develop sound and financially feasible corporate, business and functional level strategies. 

    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


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 field.

Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all 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, 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.

Full-time
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.

Part-time
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. Please contact us for more information about studying this course part-time.


Assessment

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, laboratory experiments, tutorial tasks and assessments, which take place at the end of each six-week block.


Job ready

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the operation of organisations in the aviation industry, the role and practices of the various business functions within those organisations, such as airlines and airports, and their external environment; the processes, principles and practice fundamental to the operation of airports and airlines, as well as facilities that support air transport operations; the processes, principles, and practice fundamental to the operation of airline companies, including elements of engineering practice in the industry; established methods for the analysis and design of solutions for logistics problems and the management of warehouse and inventory logistics function in a variety of national and international contexts; a range of current and emerging engineering and business issues affecting the aviation industry.
  • Undertake a problem analysis and exercise reasoned judgement in assessing business and technical requirements, as well as demonstrate techniques to enable the effective control of an aviation or a logistics system.
  • Conduct effective problem solving, design and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills in the identification, formulation and solution of business and technical problems of aviation and logistics industries.
  • Synthesise requirements and opportunities in order to recommend appropriate aviation management policies.
  • Conduct research into technical and management issues being familiar with a range of data, research sources, and appropriate methodologies.
  • Apply numeracy and the quantitative skills involved in data analysis, interpretation, and modelling of problems and phenomena in the aviation and logistics industry.
  • Select and use appropriate methods of information and communications technology for business and engineering applications.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of professional responsibilities, including an understanding of the associated ethical and legal issues such as regulations relevant to flight, air travel, and associated ethical, legal and business concerns, deregulation, privatisation, air service agreements, and aviation law.

Entry requirements

Polish requirements

Requirement What we're looking for
Polish Matura Exam Satisfactory Grade
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

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

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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

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Student Full time Part time
EU 2023/24 fees TBC*
2022/23 fees - 25,995 zł (EU) per year
Not available
International 2023/24 fees TBC*
2022/23 fees - 41,595 zł (non-EU) per year
Not available

Facilities

Coventry University Wrocław will offer you a wide range of facilities 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 booming, with passengers forecast to more than double in the next 18 years. 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.

It is anticipated that employment opportunities will be strong with graduates potentially progressing to roles in airport and airline operations management, consultancy, finance and revenue management as well as various graduate schemes and further postgraduate study.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates of the Coventry University degree have obtained jobs with the following companies;

Birmingham Airport, Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport, Coventry Airport, Heathrow Airport and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.

Our graduates also work for Aegean Airlines, Air Burundi, Air Charter Service, bmi, British Airways, British Airways World Cargo, Cathay Pacific Airways, CityJet, DHL, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Flybe, ExecuJet, Jet2, Lufthansa, Monarch, Pakistan International Airlines, PrivateFly, Star Alliance, Thomsonfly, Universal Aviation and Virgin Atlantic.

A number are employed by aviation regulatory bodies, such as the International Air Transport Association and Pakistan CAA.

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  • The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year and will be entitled to increase the fees in line with inflation based on the average annual index of consumer goods and services announced in the form of a communication by the President of Statistics Poland in the Official Journal of Poland “Monitor Polski”. If the tuition fees are increased the student may withdraw from their student contract before that increase takes effect without incurring any financial penalty.