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Aviation Management BSc (Hons)


This course runs in 2017/18

This leading-edge course brings together a variety of key academic subject areas, highly relevant to the aviation industry, to equip you with the skills and knowledge required in the dynamic world of airport and airline business operations.


You will explore the areas of air transport, airline terminal functions, and logistics operations and gain knowledge and practical skills in dealing with effective management of aviation.

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

  • Academic staff who have many years of relevant aviation industry experience both in the UK and overseas in airport, airline and tour operator management, commercial and military flying, and bring this into their teaching;
  • placement opportunities and graduate schemes within industry, which have in the past included British Airways, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific Airways, Eastern Airways, Easy Jet, CityJet, Airbus, London Heathrow Airport, Birmingham Airport Ltd, Coventry Airport/Patriot Aviation, Servisair, Skyguide, Star Alliance, Eurocopter, TAROM, TUI Travel, and UBM Aviation Routes;
  • a programme of hosted site visits at major and regional airlines and airports within the UK and overseas and the experience of industry invited guest speakers from airlines, tour operators, suppliers and air transport consultancies;
  • the use of interactive technology in the classroom so you can instantly review your understanding of a new topic, online quizzes to reinforce what you’ve learnt and extensive use of business simulation, using airport and airline operating examples;
  • a subscription to the industry-standard online news and database service Flightglobal/pro and Routesonline, providing you with news updates from the aviation sector, as it happens;
  • a CILT (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK) accredited course, which allows students to enrol as student affiliates of CILT during the accreditation duration;
  • opportunities to further your education through our specialised postgraduate aviation programmes or to embark on supported research studies at the end of your course.


This course is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Accredited Degree


The first year covers the fundamentals of air transport and airport operations, together with a range of supporting study areas. It ensures that you are well prepared for a detailed study of aviation management.

In the second year you will focus on a number of specialist aviation subjects, such as Airline Marketing and Management, Aviation Safety, Security and Emergency Planning, Airport Passenger and Cargo Operations, Aircraft Service and Maintenance Management, and Simulation for Aviation and Transport Logistics complemented by supporting management studies.

An optional industry sector placement or study abroad year.

During your final year you will focus on a number of specialist aviation strategic areas, complemented by supporting subjects. The technical subjects are balanced with the development of skills and capabilities that all employers prize highly in their graduate recruits.


Your course will be based on a series of key lectures, with associated seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.

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 the professional skills at the same time as learning the technical content of your degree.


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A range of assessment methods are employed to test and develop knowledge and understanding. An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • formal examinations 30%;
  • coursework, tests, essays 50%;
  • practical or project work 10%;
  • group work, presentations, posters etc. 10%.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.


In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials each week

Medium group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, tutorials or seminars each week

Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week

Personal study: up to 20 hours each week studying, reviewing and reflecting in your own time

Entry Requirements

Essential Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.

Typical Offers

A-Levels: ABB-BBB. Excludes General Studies

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM

Access: The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 31 points

For details of other acceptable qualifications please click here.

English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 6.0

This course requires IELTS 6.0. If you don’t have the required level of English then view our range of Pre-Sessional English courses.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Aviation Management graduates are employed in a wide variety of roles. Career options range from airline and airport management to air transport consultancy, to roles with industry suppliers and manufacturers, or in an international logistics role. Example destinations include airport or airline network development, operational and emergency planning, airport planning, design and development, air traffic forecasting and strategy.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures, are the proud winners of the Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards.


Included in the fees:

 Specified core reading material and software resources;
Any mandatory UK residential field trips;
Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;
Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year

Additional costs not included in the fees:

Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip;
Optional personal computer and software: £500+;
CILT membership fee: £25 per year

Find out more about No Hidden Extras here. 

No Hidden Extras is part of our student promise, and by accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University.


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university. The key: developing and enhancing students' employability, and delivering a serious competitive advantage in the jobs market. At Coventry, that starts right from the beginning.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very broad range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Click here for further details.


The Faculty of Engineering and Computing has links with several hundred universities around the world. We encourage all of our students to take advantage of the opportunity to widen your own international experience.

Aviation Management is a global business and to increase your employability and develop you as ‘global graduates’, we encourage you to study abroad as part of your degree. We will support you in finding a work or study placement opportunity anywhere in the world and in seeking financing for that experience.


Centre for Global Engagement logoDid you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we’ve been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

The objectives of the programme, in which eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Explore our Global Leaders Programme.

What our students say – Ana-Maria Wall

A mixture of theory and practical work is a great way of learning and the field trips allow me to put learning into practice.



Please note that all international visit/opportunities and placements are subject to successful student application and criteria being met. Locations, conferences and work experience are all subject to change. Please contact the Faculty for up to date information.

Course code:
  • 3 years full-time, 4 years sandwich, 6 years part-time

  • Undergraduate Degree

Course type:
  • Part time
  • Sandwich course
  • Full time


Contact Details:

International Office

+44 (0) 24 7765 2152