This course can be studied full-time over three years and part-time over six years. This course starts in September and incorporates a wide range of learning and teaching methods as part of our innovative activity-led learning.
We motivate you to learn through stimulating activity, such as a project, problem, scenario, case study or enquiry in a classroom, laboratory or work setting. This has been proven to engage students and creates challenge, relevance, integration, professional awareness and variety to help you learn technical, personal and professional skills. When considering airline strategy, for example, we use a number of real-life case studies, such as how the Middle East Big Three airlines – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar – are taking on the world and how other airlines may compete better.
We run an inspiring programme of guest speakers, which in the past has featured: an airline start-up guru and chief operating officer; a security manager; chief fire officer; highly experienced airline scheduling expert; professional and personal development expert; a vice-president of airline route development and Ryanair’s former head of new routes; and the chief operating officer at Birmingham Airport.
We also organise on site visits, with recent students receiving a presentation from BA’s former CEO now head of its parent company at IAG and the CEO of Birmingham Airport, as well as visiting the bmi headquarters at Castle Donnington, Bristol Airport, the DHL Air Cargo Hub at East Midlands Airport, Dublin Airport and UBM Aviation Routes in Manchester.
You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can develop all of the professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.
Teaching methods on this course include:
Lectures, associated seminars and practical workshop classes.