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Aviation and Airport Management

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: N853 | Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,D

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

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

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.

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

T Level

P

A T-level graded Pass with a core component profile less than C

UCAS Tariff

56

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

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Transport planning

**OVERVIEW**
**Aviation is a huge international industry. Airlines transported more than 4.5 billion passengers worldwide in 2019, while global cities, ‘mega-regions’ and emerging destinations are experiencing phenomenal growth in aviation development. New digital technologies are also being harnessed to create ‘smarter’ operations, conscious of the global environmental challenges society faces.**

Developed with extensive input from industry experts, our Aviation and Airport Management foundation degree will help your career ‘take off’ in this dynamic sector. Using our state-of-the-art facilities including our new Aviation and Tourism Suite, you will gain a deep understanding of the aviation environment and practices through simulated and real-life industry projects, visiting airports, networking with experts and learning first-hand how the industry functions.

A number of our students have also worked part-time at Birmingham Airport, and with the airport’s £500 million expansion plan to become the ‘Midlands Gateway to the World’, there are fantastic opportunities on your doorstep both during and after your studies.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**
- **Practical application** – Put your skills to the test studying in our cutting-edge aviation facilities and working on industry projects, along with opportunities for part-time work

- **Enrichment** – Gain unique industry insight through visits to major airports – past students have visited Dubai, Istanbul, Budapest, Finland, Berlin and Amsterdam

- **Industry approved** – Study at an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, with opportunities to attend conferences and events as well as applying for professional memberships

**FACILITIES**
Students on our aviation courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students.

You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology. The studio also hosts audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets.

**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**
University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.

This course has been developed with extensive input from industry experts, including Swissport.

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Airport operations manager

- Passenger transport manager

- Sustainability manager

- Transport planner

- Business development manager

- Regional sales manager

Upon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

**YEAR 1**

- Digital Aviation
- Dynamic Aviation Environment
- Employability and Professional Development
- Flight Route Operations

**YEAR 2**

- Revenue and Performance Management
- Flight Route Planning
- Industry Live Project

Plus one option from:

- Aviation Safety Management
- Crew Resource Management
- Sustainable Aviation Practices

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**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:

Hospitality and Tourism - FdA/FdSc

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Transport planning

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture, building and planning

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
low
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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