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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Leadership for Aviation Managers
Module Code MT5150
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Marina Efthymiou
Semester 2: Marina Efthymiou
Autumn: Marina Efthymiou
Module TeachersCathal Guiomard
Andrew MacIntyre
Marina Efthymiou
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The aviation industry is highly complex and subject to constant change. In order to address future challenges, managers require a thorough understanding of issues such as change management and organisational culture and possess the necessary communication and leadership skills to execute strategies to ensure success for their organisations in this challenging environment. This micro-credentials module develops the student's understanding of the principles of leadership and management, improves communication skills. The micro module also benefits from industry involvement and allows students the opportunity to engage with senior members of the aviation industry with experience in change management and aviation education. This micro-credential offers a blended learning experience with 2 full days in DCU and sessions of online education. We use modern online learning techniques including interactive synchronous sessions, discussion forums and quizzes.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and characteristics of the aviation environment.
2. Evaluate leadership and management performance in real world aviation case scenarios.
3. Critically assess the role of leadership strategies in developing and enhancing a safety culture including, structure and reporting systems in aviation.
4. Recognise the role played by management in communications across the breath of the aviation sector, from stakeholder presentations, through internal staff briefings to crisis communications.
5. Take responsibility for research produced, including, efficient time management, working to set deadlines and targets, demonstrating self-discipline, creative thinking and critical reflections of their own performance.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture21Lecture (on-campus and synchronous online)
Directed learning46.5Reading assigned materials for class, such as cases, articles and web sources.
Assignment Completion40Completion of research for assignment and assignment preparation and documentation
Independent Study80Reading, research, library work
Total Workload: 187.5

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

Aviation Industry Characteristics
The characteristics of the aviation industry and their impact on the airline and airport market, using case studies to outline the restrictions and opportunities of a highly regulated industry.

Organisational Culture
How the development of a strong organisational culture can lead to economic success in the aviation industry including an analysis of various company models where this has been an important aspect of that success.

Aviation Leadership and Communications
The theory of leadership and communications in the context of aviation, including the development of practical skills for communicating at strategic and operational levels.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group presentationAssignment evaluating the students' understanding of the organisational structure, leadership and communication principles. The grouo presentation taking place 1-2 months after the completion of the micro aims to develop management competencies required to execute future industry strategies30%n/a
EssayStudents will be assessed using an individual assessment evaluating the students' knowledge of the aviation environment and the leadership principles, while practicing project management skills.70%n/a
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

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    GCASLIGraduate Certificate in Aviation
    MCMBSMicro-credential Modules DCUBS
    MSALMSc in Aviation Leadership

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