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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Enables students, via a case study approach, to critically analyse a range of contemporary issues affecting the broader aviation industry. This incorporates roles played by government, organisations and individuals in adapting to and/or driving such events.

Unit content

Topic 1 : Overview of the regulatory framework

Topic 2 : Airline business models

Topic 3 : Environmental impacts and mitigation

Topic 4 : Safety and security

Topic 5 : Flying a social media course

Topic 6 : Air transport and remote regions

Topic 7 : Human resources and employment relations in aviation

Topic 8 : Future careers in aviation

Topic 9 : Drones, big data and new technology

 Topic 10 : Open skies, globalisation, new business models and future challenges

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 explain the differences between air and aviation law incorporating the importance of national sovereignty over airspace and to a number of international aviation conventions
2 evaluate various airline models and explain who makes up airline markets, and airline staff
3 critically examine the environmental impacts of air transport operations at global and local levels
4 explain what is meant by safety and also security in order to critically examine the differences between accidents, incidents and antecedents
5 discuss and evaluate the current and future roles of ICT and social media in the running of airlines, including a critical examination of other factors behind globalisation in international aviation

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the differences between air and aviation law incorporating the importance of national sovereignty over airspace and to a number of international aviation conventions
  2. evaluate various airline models and explain who makes up airline markets, and airline staff
  3. critically examine the environmental impacts of air transport operations at global and local levels
  4. explain what is meant by safety and also security in order to critically examine the differences between accidents, incidents and antecedents
  5. discuss and evaluate the current and future roles of ICT and social media in the running of airlines, including a critical examination of other factors behind globalisation in international aviation

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.