This course will allow you to gain your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) alongside a BSc (Hons) degree. This balance of practical and theoretical skills is highly sought-after by global aviation industry employers. The University of West London has a strong connection with Heathrow Airport Limited and you will be based at our Ealing site, which is just 10 miles from Heathrow, one of the world's busiest international airports. The University is also home to the Heathrow Archive and Exhibition, which students and the public can visit. The course is delivered by a diverse and experienced team of experts in the aviation industry with established links to numerous airlines and aviation companies. This course has been designed to enable graduates to have an understanding of the aviation sector from a managerial and an operational perspective alongside developing practical experience of operational procedures and airfield awareness. You will combine your training with academic studies and will have access to our on site Boeing 737 flight simulator, which provides a practical learning environment. Guest lectures from aviation experts and opportunities for industry visits will support and enhance your learning. The aviation sector offers new entrants a range of opportunities. On completion of this degree, you can enter industry or continue from your PPL to undertake Air Traffic Control Operator or Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) training.
Year One • Introduction to Air Transport Management • Air Transport Systems and Operations • The Aviation Professional • Leadership and Talent Management • PPL Theory and Practical. Year Two • Air Accident Investigation and Safety • Applied Research Methods • Aviation Technology and Innovation • Air Transport Finance and Business Strategy • Digital Marketing and Revenue Management • Specialised Air Transport Services. Year Three • Airline Fleet Management and Maintenance • Sustainable Aviation and the Environment • Air Route Development and Operations • Aviation Strategy and Commercial Analysis • Dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Class 2 Medical As a minimum you will need GCSE English, Mathematics and Physics or double/triple science (grade 9 – 5 / A* - C). Each applicant will need to attend a pilot application day.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|