Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics

postgraduate specialisation

A rapidly growing international industry, aviation and maritime management offer a vast array of commercial and employment opportunities within all sectors of the aviation and maritime supply chain. It impacts all aspects of international business and management along the entire value chain from consumer, producer and investor perspectives. Aviation management students develop an understanding of the economics of airline operations, airports and other aviation entities, and analyse the competitive strategy implications around the development of hubs and networks. Units in this specialisation examine airline strategies, business models, marketing, finance, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, yield/cost management, forecasting, regulation, benchmarking, ancillary revenues, terminal management and cargo logistics, supply-chain management, distribution, international freight transportation, and environment issues. Our strategic partnership with the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) gives our students valuable access to industry databases, company information and aviation contacts and networks. The ports and maritime management area of study cover all aspects of global supply chains from producer, shipper, carrier, stevedore, public authority and investor perspectives. Students analyse the economics, logistics, management, financing, insurance, security and environmental impacts of international supply chains relating to bulk and containerised freight. Units cover industry concepts, quantitative techniques and management methodologies. Presentations by senior managers in the aviation and maritime industry enrich study in this field.

Specialisation outline

To be awarded a specialisation in Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics you must complete 30 credit points in units of study, comprising:

(1) a 6 credit point of foundational units of study:

  • ITLS5100 Transport and Infrastructure Foundations.

(2) 24 credit points in elective advanced units of study. Students are required to complete at least one Aviation (Table A) elective and at least one Maritime (Table B) elective for this specialisation. The elective options are as follows:

(i) Table A electives – Aviation:(ii) Table B electives – Maritime:(iii) Other electives:
  • ITLS6101 Global Freight Logistics Management
  • ITLS6403 Cases in Global Transport and Logistics

Graduate opportunities

Aviation and maritime management and logistics offer numerous career opportunities in many key industries. Potential employers include airlines and shipping lines; airports, ports and terminals; aircraft and shipping manufacturers; investment banks; lessors; tourism; logistics and freight companies; consultancies; regulators; and government agencies. Careers in aviation and/or maritime management can be lucrative and rewarding, offering attractive salaries and the possibility of generous travel benefits.


Camperdown / Darlington Campus

Specialisation study mode

On-campus day, On-campus evening

Related subject areas

Infrastructure and Transport Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance, International Business,
Marketing, Project Management, Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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