|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 effort that the aviation industry and government have applied to maintain the security of air travel and commerce now informs other industry and business sectors of our economy. Security is now a prevalent element of business and a significant concern to social life around the world. The challenge for aviation professionals and government officials is how to establish this security while protecting the vitality of the industry and the freedom of the community. Business leaders, government officials, and the travelling public would prefer a 'silver bullet' to resolve the issues associated with planning and implementing aviation-related security programs. In reality, air transport and airport security is a complex and highly dynamic system of 'layers of security' including policies, strategies, tools, and processes. This course aims to provide students with a broad understanding of these 'layers of security' in the air transport industry. This includes risk and safety management principles that address aviation security.
Students will be introduced to security measures and regulations applicable to the air transport industry. They will develop a sound understanding of the nature and origins of terrorism and how it relates to the air transport industry, such as commercial airlines and airports. While examining the origins of international terrorism relating to air transport security, students will explore the terms `terrorism' and `counter terrorism' and how these have impacted on society and air travel. They will gain an in-depth knowledge of risk and safety management practices that address aviation security, and develop the skills necessary to identify, predict and suggest prevention strategies associated with future threats to air transport security. Also, relevant national and international legislation and regulation associated with aviation security are explained.