Course: Air Transport & Logistics Management @ University of Huddersfield

Air Transport and Logistics Management BSc(Hons)

School of Applied Sciences
Ucas Code BSc/Air T & Log
Course Length
3 Years Full Time
4 Years Sandwich

Number of Places 20

Contact
Nick Hubbard
Telephone: 01484 472293
Fax: 01484 473019
E-mail: n.j.hubbard

Entry Requirements

Typical points score for entry 200 pts

General minimum entry requirements

In addition, applicants for this course should normally have GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent.

Introduction
The demand for air transport of both passengers and goods continues to increase. People wish to travel more often and further for both leisure and business pursuits. The globalisation of supply chains challenges land-based transport infrastructure, resulting in the enormous growth of air freight. This innovative course is the first to link the general principles of airline and airport management to the discipline of logistics management and recognises the need for graduates who have a full understanding of the role of the aviation sector in supply chain management. It will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for exciting and challenging careers in airlines, air freight, freight forwarders, express couriers and general logistics and supply chain management. The rewards are good and the career prospects excellent in a sector which has massive growth potential.

Course Structure
Year 1

Economics for Business
Professional Skills and Air Transport Studies
Information Technology and Statistics
Principles of Logistics and Marketing
Accounting for Managers
One option from:

Legal Environment of Business and Employment
Geography and Business of Tourism and Leisure
Languages

Year 2

Logistics Management
Airline and Airport Operations Management
European Business
Logistics and the Workplace
Logistics Techniques and Applications
One option from:

Languages
European Freight Management
Marketing and the Travel and Tourism Industry
Buying and Merchandising
Operations Management
Year 3

Supervised Work Experience (optional)
You will spend the third year in a business or organisation involved in air transport and logistics operations. Through our excellent industrial contacts we ensure that you will obtain salaried placements of the highest calibre, providing competitive advantage in the graduate employment marketplace.

Year 4

Strategic Management for Airlines and Airports
Project
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Airport Planning and Development
One option from:

Languages
Retail Logistics
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Tourism Planning and Development
Supply Chain Modelling
Transport Economics and Policy
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, role play, case studies, case projects and site visits. Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations, exams and case study analysis.

Career Opportunities
Graduates from our other programmes in Transport and Logistics have recently secured jobs in the air transport and air freight sector including: Jet2, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Lufthansa Sky Chef, TNT, DHL. Career opportunities in general logistics and supply chain management enterprises remain extremely buoyant.

Special Features

Professional Body Accreditation
As with our other programmes, it is expected that this specialist course will meet the full educational requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

International Links
Exchange and placement opportunities exist in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Hong Kong. Currently we have students from 14 countries and four continents studying transport and logistics in the University.

More info
http://www.hud.ac.uk/courses/undergrad/ipp_pages00000881.htm

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Locked-in Logistics (PhD thesis)

By Dr. Pim Warffemius

This paper is about the agglomeration effect of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and its implications for location policy regarding the airport region. We focus on a specific case, namely the important concentration of European Distribution Centers (EDCs) around the airport. The traditional answer to the question why EDCs are attracted to the airport is due to the importance of having air transport services at their disposal. However, we show that this is only a partial answer and that economies of agglomeration are the most important determinants. Moreover, we show that the spatial economic development of the airport area needs to be accompanied by new insights concerning location policy.

This article is part of the collaboration between Aerlines Magazine and the Dutch Ministry for Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment (VROM). 

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