Bachelor of Science in Flight Operations/ Higher Certificate in Science in Aircraft Flight Dispatching
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.
|Mathematics||O4 or higher /H6 or higher|
|Six LC subjects||06 or higher/ H7 or higher|
Structure/Content of the Course
Students study topics such as aerodynamics, safety management systems, management along with dangerous goods transportation and international civil air law and regulations.
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 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.
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.