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BSc (Hons)Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training

Bucks New University
United Kingdom, High Wycombe
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This degree is aimed at those students who wish to obtain a recognised degree in air transport management with a view to pursuing a career in the airline and airport industry. It is particularly aimed at those wishing to qualify as commercial pilots. The BSc (Hons) Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training degree reflects the changes inherent in the dynamic aviation industry and prepares students with the skills and knowledge required to work within the aviation field.

The course is equally geared towards fulfilling the needs of mature students, as well as school leavers, with an interest in furthering their academic studies and securing employment as commercial pilots within the air transport industry.

Programme structure

The BSc (Hons) Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training represents a unique and exciting programme of study which allows students to obtain a recognised UK Honours degree and qualify for a “frozen” Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) – the highest category that there is, in just three years of full-time study. The course is designed specifically to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a career in the airline industry, initially as commercial airline pilots but with the medium-term objective of being eligible for progression into airline management roles.

We have recently made some changes to the course design and operation, which now provides more flexibility and choice concerning the provision of commercial pilot training by our pilot training partners and the associated costs. To further ensure all students are fully informed about the precise nature of this unique and exciting course, all students who harness career aspirations of one day becoming a commercial pilot are most welcomed to attend one of our University Open Days. During the Open Days we provide a wide range of useful and informative information and it is an excellent opportunity to meet members of the course team and students on the course.

Potential students will enhance their employability by demonstrating leadership and management potential and a wider knowledge of the airline business than is immediately necessary for an airline pilot. Throughout the course, students will acquire, develop and enhance knowledge, understanding and awareness of operational, management and leadership theories and concepts, as well as examine strategic and sustainability management in the context of airline and airport operators. Students are expected to develop self-reliance, adaptability, creativity, flexibility, interpersonal communications and leadership qualities. By successfully completing the course, students will have demonstrated they are pilots of the highest calibre; professional, well trained and well equipped to reach the standards and confront the challenges facing airline pilots today.

It should be noted, the commercial pilot training offered in association with this course and delivered by our pilot training school partners, incurs substantial additional costs, although a carefully planned payment schedule ensures the costs involved are spread across the three year programme. Full details of the costs involved can be supplied on request.

All students undertake basic theoretical pilot training, while a range of practical and advanced theoretical training modules are available through our approved provider. Students who successfully complete all the academic modules at in their third year at Buckinghamshire New University and all the training modules will be awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Air Transport with Commercial Pilot Training, plus a Commercial Pilot Licence with ‘Instrument Rating’ and ‘Multi-Crew Co-operation Certificate’ (Frozen ATPL). This will enable graduates to apply for first officer positions on airlines. Students who fail to achieve any of the pilot training modules will have the opportunity to transfer onto BSc (Hons) Air Transport with Pilot Training or BA (Hons) Airline and Airport Management. Delivery is varied and interactive, and student assessments take a range of different formats.

This programme is unique in the UK Higher Education sector, as it allows students to obtain a university degree and a frozen ATPL in three years of full-time study at a lower cost than would be incurred in obtaining both qualifications separately. The curriculum is enhanced by:

Specialist staff
Private Pilot’s Licence
Frozen ATPL
Combination of academic study alongside professional qualifications
Royal Aeronautical Society membership.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States