B.Sc. Aviation Management with Pilot Studies/with ATC Studies 

Dublin City University 


About the Course

CAO CODE  MINIMUM POINTS  NFQ Level  Delivery Mode  Duration 
DC117  463  8  Full Time  4 Years 



This B.Sc. degree prepares student to enter as mid-level managers with an in-depth knowledge of the industry. The course is designed to launch students into the challenging and rapidly changing sector by equipping students with solid business management principles. The course is taught by highly regarded academic and industry lectures enabling students to gain a variety of insights into the industry.  


Minimum Requirements 

Mathematics  O4 or higher /H6 or higher 
Six LC subjects   06 or higher/ H7 or higher 


Structure/Content of the Course 

Year One and Two  

Students study Business, Management and Aviation modules. Key Modules include Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Flying Theory, Aviation Law, Airline Economics, Airline Structures, Sustainable Aviation. 

Year Three  

Composes of a 4 to 8-month work placement in the Aviation Industry (June to December). While Semester 2 lectures look at Aviation leasing, safety and business management modules 

Final year 

Student can follow three paths to complete the degree.  

  1. Students can continue in DCU with business management and aviation modules. 
  2. Students can train for professional pilot qualifications with an accredited flight school. 
  3. Students can join the Irish Aviation Authority’s Student controller program to become a qualified Air Traffic Controller 


 Career Opportunities  

Many students have progressed to a variety of roles in the industry such as, Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Airline Flight Operations, Logistics officers, Marketing executives. 

Organisations which graduates work with include, American Airlines, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Airways, Dublin Airport Authority, Irish Aviation Authority, SMBC Aviation Capital and Stobart Air. 

While the degree is focused on the aviation industry such management skills developed through the course open students to an extensive range of opportunities.