Skip to main content

Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics


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.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the  Aviation and Maritime Management and Logistics 
 in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), as follows:

(1) one  6 credit point prerequisite foundational unit of study:

  • Transport and Infrastructure Foundations.

(2) one six credit point compulsory (core) unit of study:

  • Global Freight and Logistics Management

(2) three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from the options listed for the specialisation, including:

  • Airline Strategy and Supply Chains
  • Airport Management
  • City and Ports Logistics
  • Export Management
  • Maritime Management and Logistics

For unit availability please refer to the "Units of study in this specialisation" section below.

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.
Career pathways
Courses that offer this specialisation
Units of study in this specialisation

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.