|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
The aviation industry is multi-faceted and reaches beyond the operation of aircraft. The industry is a complex socio-technical environment where safety, efficiency and sustainability are essential components for the future of air transport systems. However these three parameters often find themselves in competition in the current system. In order to be effective managers, future aviation professionals need to develop an appropriate understanding of the drivers and underpinning requirements of these components. This course responds to these dynamics and challenges by engaging students through the appropriate use of contemporary case studies.
This course will encourage students to investigate current aviation industry issues through the lenses of safety, efficiency and sustainability. Students will work individually and in small teams to research and develop well-considered responses to the various challenges facing the industry. Due to its contemporary nature, by definition, this course will be dynamic and therefore the content will be informed by real-time issues. The course will place students in the role of manager in their future working environment, giving them experience in the appraisal and analysis of both tactical and strategic issues in order to develop appropriate solutions.