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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Airport Operations Management
Module Code MT214
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Viktoriia Ivannikova
Semester 2: Viktoriia Ivannikova
Autumn: Viktoriia Ivannikova
Module TeachersCathal Guiomard
Andrew MacIntyre
Viktoriia Ivannikova
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Airports consist of a complex array of operations. These operations are a critical component to the success of the aviation industry. These operations are by their nature expansive and inherently interconnected, ranging from aircraft to passenger to cargo handling. This module examines these operations and discusses their role and importance in the aviation industry. In doing so it gives students a firm foundation in the principles of airport operations and its complexities.

Learning Outcomes

1. illustrate the main operational functions of an airport.
2. identify and classify the range of businesses involved in the operational functions of the airport.
3. describe the complexity and interconnectivity of airport operations
4. describe performance measurement and improvement techniques in operations
5. describe the minimum service requirements for different airport services

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Airport Operations
Directed learning24Preparation for class
Assignment Completion32Preparation and development of report
Independent Study45Reading, Research and library work.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Airport Operations
Aircraft Ground Handling: Passenger handling: Baggage handling: Airport emergency services: Safety and security: Air traffic control: Flight operations: Customer services: Retail management: Ancillary services:

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment30% Examination Weight70%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentIdentification and description of an operational component of an airport50%Sem 2 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Antonín Kazda, Robert E. Caves: 0, Airport design and operation, 9780080451046
  • Robert E. Caves, Geoffrey D. Gosling: 0, Strategic airport planning, 9780080427645
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
AMPSBSc in Aviation Management
BSSAStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
BSSAOStudy Abroad (DCU Business School)
Date of Last Revision23-FEB-12

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