University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Aviation and Airport Management

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Course summary

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Course snapshot Aviation is a major international industry, with airlines transporting more than 4.5 billion passengers worldwide in 2019 and new digital technologies being harnessed to create 'smarter' operations in response to global environmental challenges. Developed with extensive input from industry experts, our Aviation and Airport Management foundation degree at University College Birmingham will give you a deep understanding of the aviation environment, supported by simulated and real-life industry projects, airport visits and engaging with experts, while you can also put your practical skills into action in our state-of-the-art aviation facilities on campus. Who's the course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming part of the global aviation industry, including working for international airlines, aviation agencies and international cargo organisations. Why should I study this course?

  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Apply your skills to practice in our Aviation and Tourism Suite and by working on industry projects, with additional opportunities for part-time work
  • ENRICHMENT – Gain an insight into the industry through visits to major airports – previous students have visited Dubai, Istanbul, Budapest, Berlin, Amsterdam and Finland
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – We are a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and offer opportunities for you to attend conferences and events, as well as applying for professional memberships
Great! Tell me more As part of your course, you will have access to our outstanding simulation facilities in our brand new Aviation and Tourism Suite. This features a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin, as well as check-in areas and Galileo GDS system for training students. You will have the chance to undertake additional part-time work during the summer months. Many of our past students have worked part-time at nearby Birmingham Airport, and with the airport’s £500 million expansion plan to become the ‘Midlands Gateway to the World’, there are great opportunities on your doorstep both during and after your studies. What skills will I gain? You will gain an in-depth understanding of the global and national aviation environment and practices. You will develop your project management, problem-solving and decision-making skills through projects, placements and other work opportunities. Our optional modules allow you to build further knowledge in areas such as Aviation Safety Management or Sustainable Aviation Practices. What about the future? Completing this course will enable you to pursue a career in roles such as:
  • Airport ground handling
  • General aviation operations
  • Airline management
  • Airport administration
  • Corporate aviation management
  • Travel and tourism-based careers (e.g. tourism operators, links with airlines)
Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Digital Aviation
  • Dynamic Aviation Environment
  • Employability and Professional Development
  • Flight Route Operations
YEAR 2
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Flight Route Planning
  • Industry Live Project
Plus one option from:
  • Aviation Safety Management
  • Revenue and Performance Management
- Sustainable Aviation Practices

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 15 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 4 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 5 hours
  • Tutorials – 3 hours
  • Academic and employability support – at least 2 hours
  • Industry speaker sessions and employer fairs
  • Field trips and visits
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
  • Coursework – 33%
  • Practical assessment – 67%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Travel and Tourism, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 points Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]
A level CD UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK: If you are a UK student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2021/22, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/undergraduate-fees/ EU and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
Aviation and Airport Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS