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BSc Airline, Aviation & Airport Management

BSc Airline, Aviation & Airport Management is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. For more information about BSc Airline, Aviation & Airport Management at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.


Ranging from the technological excellence to aviation engineering to the management of global airlines and airport hubs, aviation is an exciting and fast-paced industrial sector.  This BSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management is an innovative degree programme that focuses on giving you a critical understanding and the skills for managing in the world of aviation.

Essential knowledge for a career in the aviation industry

You will learn about the global business environment in which airlines and airports operate. Over the course of the three years, you will  develop proficiency in the core business skills of economics, marketing, finance and human resources.

Areas of study include airport management, air cargo services, commercial planning for airlines, airline and airport strategic management, airport planning to name but a few.

Develop transferable business skills 

Integral to this course is the development of essential skills and knowledge necessary to become an aviation professional with a number of possible career routes, including airline operations, engineering management and airline strategy. We place emphasis on advancing your decision-making skills on an operational, international and strategic level.

Although you will specialise in airline, airport and aviation management, this course will also equip you with transferable skills that are necessary for a career in international business management. These skills are developed through engagement with real-life and virtual business challenges, providing you with the opportunity to study core aspects of management and leadership that are relevant in any business.

Learn from the experts

This honours degree is delivered by a team of expert tutors who are all experienced in the aviation industry and experienced educators. Our lecturers have excellent links with members of the aviation community and they’re perfectly placed to offer you career advice specific to the sector. You will have personal one to one support from a personal academic tutor who  is there to to support you throughout your learning journey to achieve your personal best.


You’ll have the opportunity to visit major international airlines, airports and commercial aircraft manufacturers. Our partnership with London Met, as one ot the leading universities in aviation studies, gives our students the opportunity to visit a number of leading aviation companies, such as Boeing and Bombardier. Owing to established links with the industry, we often welcome visiting lecturers from airlines, airports, maintenance organisations, consultancy organisations and aircraft manufacturers.

You’ll be encouraged to obtain Royal Aeronautical Society membership and engage with the Society’s regular lectures and events throughout your studies.

We also have links with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), which is a professionally focused partner for the aviation sector. Membership of CILT will be strongly encouraged.

Here are some reasons to choose to study with Portobello:

  • Accelerated programme completing your undergraduate degree in three years, getting you out into the world of work faster.
  • Career focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity of immediate employment upon graduation.
  • Notable university partners – our university partners are among the top-ranking universities in the UK offering you access to a qualification from a renowned university.
  • Reputable placements – our work experience placements are with prominent organisations, connecting you with respected employers to build your future career network.
  • Realistic entry requirements – our entry requirements are reflective of the academic ability needed to successfully complete this course. These are clearly stated and remain static regardless of demand for places.
  • Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.
  • SMART assessments – we use a range of assessments for each module designed to support a broad range of learning styles, giving you the opportunity to excel.
  • Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all industry practitioners connecting research and theory with industry practice throughout their lectures.
  • Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery helping you maintain a full-time job.
  • Flexible delivery – we deliver theory sessions on-site, online whilst also recording the session simultaneously offering you a choice of when and how you learn.
  • City Centre Location – Commuting to Portobello is very accessible – the Luas stops outside our door, and we are located within minutes from the major transport hubs.
  • Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey.

Why should I study this course?

Portobello Institute’s BSc Hons Airline, Airport and Aviation Management gives you the opportunity to attain a level 8 honours degree and you will be encouraged to obtain Royal Aeronautical Society membership and engage with the Society’s regular lectures and events throughout your studies.

Gain employment through our strong network of connections

Gaining employment within the aviation industry is the objective of this degree and it is important students have the opportunity to build a network of contacts within the sector.

Portobello Institute has an established network of connections. This programme affords students the opportunity to engage with some of the leading aviation companies in Ireland and to leverage those connections to advance their careers.

Accessible, affordable, achievable

There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you the opportunity to access a career in the aviation sector, with a qualification that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

A broad range of career opportunities

Upon graduating, you’ll have a variety of career routes available to you, both in Ireland and internationally. You will be qualified to apply for a broad range of roles within the aviation sector, which ranges from operational management, strategic overview and planning, regulations and compliance, marketing and human resources.

Continue your studies

As a graduate, you can continue your studies to our MSc Aviation Management to further develop an exciting career with aviation consultancies, and major airlines and airports. Other career pathways include working for institutions such as National Air Traffic Control and the Civil Aviation Authority.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Awarding Body DetailsBSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management awarded by London Metropolitan University
Course Duration3 academic years
Course TimeTwo intakes per year, Spring and Autumn - this programme is delivered both Fulltime and via Blended learning
Course Fee5395 per academic year
Entry RequirementsEntry to this programme is by direct application to Portobello Institute. With a Leaving Certificate Leaving Certificate requirements – Minimum of grade C or O6 in English and Maths with a pass in 4 other subjects.
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