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BSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management

BSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. BSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management gives a Course Qualification of Honours Bachelor Degree. For more information about BSc (Hons) Airline, Airport and Aviation Management at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

This BSc programme will give you the business skills and an understanding of the entire aviation industry offering you a broad range of career opportunities.


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 of 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.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
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. Delivered via Blended and Fulltime delivery.
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. Sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2023 Students may apply and be granted a “Conditional Offer” prior to completing the Leaving Certificate. Step 1 – Submit application Step 2 – Review of application and confirmation of eligibility criteria and entry requirements Step 3 – Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirements Step 4 – Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailed Places cannot be held open for applicants awaiting leaving certificate results, however, should a student accept a place and then choose not to progress with this course having received a CAO offer, a refund of 75% of fees paid will be made. Refunds must be requested in writing within 48 hours after the first-round offers have been made. This will only be accepted by emailing Evidence of CAO offer acceptance must be provided along in order to apply for a refund. Applicants who have previously completed the Leaving Certificate; Minimum of grade C or O6 in English and Maths with a pass in 4 other subjects. Without a Leaving Certificate Students are accepted on to this programme without a leaving certificate however applicants must meet one of the following criteria; QQI level 5 major award preferably but not essentially in airline studies, business or finance. Alternative business, or finance qualification. An undergraduate degree in another subject. Experiential Learning in aviation, business, finance or a related field with a QQI Level 5 or equivalent award in any subject. Mature entry at 21 years. Mature student applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and entry is via interview.
Carear PathCareer prospects On graduation you will have a variety of career routes available to you, both in Ireland, the UK and internationally. You will be equipped for management and leadership within the aviation sector, which ranges from operational management and strategic planning to compliance and financial management. The areas of aviation management you could work in include: Passenger handling management Airline Operations management – under wing Air cargo management Airline sales management Airline marketing management Revenue management Engineering management Cabin crew management Flight deck management The specialist areas of aviation you could work in include: Airline finance and procurement Airline strategy Airline branding Airline IT support Airline Corporate Legal services Airline procurement
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