Aviation Management / Aviation Management with Pilot Studies
DC117 | Undergraduate Degree
Whether you’re planning an aviation career as a manager or as a commercial pilot, a foundation in the business management principles of the industry is key to success in this challenging and rapidly changing sector.
It’s well recognised that, in the near future, the aviation industry will require increased numbers of new pilots and other trained specialist staff to operate the expanding global air fleet.
The first three years of the course provide a general introduction to business analysis, the aviation sector, technical aspects of piloting and industry relevant work experience. In the fourth year, the course divides into two streams. Some students will opt to enter flight training to qualify as a commercial pilot; others will choose to follow more specialist studies in aviation management.
For Fees information, see our fees booklet.
The first two years of the Aviation Management course provide a general introduction to business analysis, the aviation sector and technical aspects of piloting. DCU is recognised as a Registered Training Facility (RTF) by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for the theoretical knowledge needed to acquire the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).
The third year of the course begins with a four- to six-month INTRA work placement in a related aviation setting.
The second half of third year is comprised of both specialist business and aviation modules.
In the fourth year, the course divides into two streams. You may opt to pursue integrated flight training at an approved Flight Training Organisation with a view to qualifying as a commercial pilot (Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL))*; or you may choose to follow more specialist studies in aviation management here in DCU.
Flight Training Organisations currently approved by DCU include:
National Flight Centre (NFC Dublin, Ireland) - www.nfc.ie
Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA, Cork, Ireland) - www.afta.ie
Flight Training Europe (Jerez, Spain) – www.ftejerez.com
Oxford Aviation Academy (Oxford, UK) – www.oaa.com
*Please be aware, qualifying as a commercial pilot entails expenses estimated to be around €75,000 - €100,000.
Other EASA / IAA approved FTO's may be utilized providing there is prior consultation with the AMPS programme staff.
Aviation is a high-tech, dynamic and competitive industry operating in a global arena. Both aviation management professionals and airline pilots need specialist aviation management skills, and career options within the industry are diverse.
- Airline Pilot
- Aviation Management
- Business Operations
- Employee Relations
- Flight Operations
- Public Relations
Please see the DCU Online Prospectus for entry requirements.