Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Management
The Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Management offers comprehensive training in the logistics of air transport in which students specialise in socioeconomic, legal and logistical issues of importance to the aeronautical sector, and in basic areas of air navigation. The aim is to train up professionals who are able to take decisions in the organisation and planning of airlines and in the strategic and logistic planning of airports.
Transport in general, and air transport in particular, have become a key factor in the competitiveness and sustainability of industry in an increasingly more globalised productive economy. This has led to a notably high growth in the aeronautics sector both on a European and a worldwide scale, which also affects Catalonia and Spain. Furthermore, the demand for air transport among European passengers is expected to double over the next twenty years, which will require professionals in aeronautics management who can guarantee an efficient, accessible, safe and sustainable air transport system. The needs of this sector are reflected in the employment rates of current graduates, which are very high, and the fact that the sector provides grant funding for final year students on work placements.
The UAB is the first in Spain to have offered a Degree in Aeronautical Management within the parameters of the European Higher Education Area, a degree that it has been teaching since 2004-2005, and for which it is a national benchmark, alongside the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. At international level, the main benchmarks are to be found in the USA. With over 15,000 airports there, the aeronautical sector in general is highly developed and there is a long tradition of university training in this field. Obviously, Europe is also aware of the sector's need for expansion and improved competitiveness. Training and research are clearly seen as the best way forward for the sector to tackle the main problems affecting it. This degree offered by the UAB fits perfectly into this strategy.
This degree is suited to students with the following characteristics:
Good mathematical base.
Capacity for logical reasoning.
Interest in scientific and technological advances.
Facility for teamwork.
High valuation of quality work and the capacity to work in an organised and methodological fashion.
It is recommendable but not essential to have a good level of English.
This programme trains up experts in IT, aeronautics and mathematics, and also in finance, socio-economic issues and transport operations. Therefore, these professionals are able to work in the following areas:
- Commercial planning in the air transport and airport sectors.
- Air transport economics
- Market research in air and multimode transport
- Planning, organisation and management of airlines.
- Models of demand for air transport (passengers and cargo) in the short, medium and long term.
- Strategic, tactical, logistic and operational planning for airports.
EvaluationECTS methodology consists of continued assessment of all academic work done by students.
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Six-monthly
Part-time or full-time: Full-time, with the possibility of part-time dedication in line with UAB regulations.
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