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University College Birmingham

Aviation and Airport Management

UCAS Code: N854

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

HNC (BTEC)

P

A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.

HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96

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]

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Transport planning

**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 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. Our course offers the option of a four-year degree with a 48-week paid work placement to boost your employability, 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?**

- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Give your career prospects a boost with first-hand industry experience on a paid 48-week placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees

- **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.

Our course features a 48-week paid placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. Please note that all formal placements depend on availability and are subject to an application/interview process. Security clearances and airside access are outside the control of the University. For more information, please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website, www.caa.co.uk. (There is also the option to study the course without a placement.)

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)

You can also continue onto postgraduate study, such as our Aviation Management MSc course.

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

**YEAR 3**
Work Placement (optional)

**YEAR 3/4**
- Global Air Transport Management
- Strategic Change Management
- Independent Research Project

Plus one option from:
- Crisis Communications Management
- Managing Human and Anthropometric Factors in Aviation
- Smart Tourism and Aviation

Assessment methods

**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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

Business School - BA/BSc

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
B

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£18,000
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
45%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
20%
Design occupations
12%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject — planning is a very popular Master's degree (and even then we don't actually have enough graduates to meet employer demand). So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. First degree graduates in planning are more likely to start working in surveying than planning roles - although that is partly down to our serious shortage of surveyors. This all adds up to a subject that is in demand - but do keep a look out for work experience opportunities to make your good prospects even better.

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