DCU Master’s degree has been shortlisted for an Aviation Award.

A DCU Master’s degree has been shortlisted for an Aviation Award.

The Management (Aviation Leadership) degree, which launched in 2015, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Academic Education category of the 2016 Aviation Industry Awards.

The Aviation Industry Awards is described as a benchmark for excellence for those demonstrating best practice in the aviation industry in Ireland.

The Aviation Master’s degree is the only qualification of its kind in Ireland. The degree is taught by the academic staff of DCU Business School along with experienced aviation managers, including those from Dublin airport, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Emirates, the Air Corps, and the Irish Aviation Authority. The Programme Director is the former Commissioner for Aviation Regulation in Ireland.

The course was developed with the aim to provide a solid level nine degree to those who are already involved in the workplace. It’s a part-time course in order for students to be able to work and study at the same time and began as an initiative to bring together the educational and academic resources of DCU and the airport training and operational expertise of the DAA(formerly known as the Dublin Airport Authority)

DCU has also launched a new Aviation Guest Lecture series, in which senior aviation managers are invited to give DCU students the benefit of their senior managerial expertise.  The first speaker was Kevin Toland, Dublin airport CEO, who spoke to DCU aviation students at both undergraduate and Master’s level, and DCU Business School academics about aviation management.

The winners of the award are selected from an independent judging panel made up of experts in the field of aviation. The winner of the award will be announced at the gala awards ceremony on Wednesday, December 7th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin.

Evelyn Walsh

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