Bachelor of Science in Flight Operations/ Higher Certificate in Science in Aircraft Flight Dispatching 

IT Carlow 


About the Course 

CAO Code   Minimum Points  NFQ Level  Delivery Mode  Duration 
N/A  N/A  6/7  Part Time  3 Years 



The program is designed for those pursuing a career in flight operations and is also suitable for those currently working in the area who are looking to augment knowledge and upskill. In some cases the course recognises previous learnings of the students through the recognition of prior learning process. The course is delivered in Dublin through IT Carlow’s ‘extended campus’.  The course offers students the opportunity to attain two NFQ awards. Progression through to stage two of the course awards students a Higher Certificate in Science in Aircraft Flight Dispatching, while completion of the third stage awards students a Bachelor of Science in Flight Operations.  

Minimum Requirements 

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


Structure/Content of the Course 

Stage One 

Students study topics such as aerodynamics, safety management systems, management along with dangerous goods transportation and international civil air law and regulations. 

Stage Two  

Stage two equips student with the knowledge within meteorlogy, navigation, weight and balance that are required within flight operations roles. Upon completion of this stage students can exit the program with a level 6 Certificate in Flight Dispatching.  

 Stage Three 

Stage three gives students a wider understanding of the industry through the study of topic such as avition policy, Business contintuity and management and air traffic management and services. Furthermore , students can progress their skills within the realm of flight dispatching through modules like advanced meteorology, aircraft performance and flight monitoring and planning.  


Career Opportunities 

The course is particularly focused for students and professionals seeking to enter roles within airline flight operations departments. The course can equip students with the knowledge to progress into airline flight dispatchers, flight planners, flight operations officers. Such roles are commonly available in Aer Lingus, Ryanair, CityJet, Stobart Air, SAS Ireland, ASL Ireland and Hibernian Airlines.