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AVN2101 Airport Operations and Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Aviation industry is operating within a rapidly changing environment and airports are no exceptions to this. Airports have to continually adapt to market changes, technological advancement and privatisation. The course offers an in-depth approach to airports and their management and operations at tactical and strategical level. The course extends the knowledge from these courses in that it specifically begins the journey from a broad and shallow understanding of the aviation industry to a much more focused investigation of the various non-flying components. Although there is no formal prerequisite requirement, this course assumes prior knowledge from AVN1101 (Introduction to Aviation) and AVN1105 (Introduction to Aviation Business).

In this course students study major airports and the environments in which they operate. This will include day-to-day operations and management of the airport as a business, safety management, emergency management, landside, terminal and airside operations and management. These topics are covered using case studies and scenario-based exercises. Students will also engage the nexus between overall airport management and the regulatory system that governs the relationship between airport managers and government agencies such as civil aviation authorities, customs and border protection and policing agencies.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023