The Aviation Management with Pilot Studies degree course provides a general introduction to business analysis, the aviation sector and technical aspects of piloting. DCU is recognised as a Registered Training Facility (RTF) by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for the theoretical knowledge needed to acquire a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). A foundation in the business management principles of the industry is key to success in this challenging and rapidly changing sector.
DCU acknowledged that, in the near future, the aviation industry will require increased numbers of new pilots and other trained specialist staff to operate the expanding global air fleet. The first three years of the course provide a general introduction to business analysis, the aviation sector, technical aspects of piloting and industry relevant work experience. In the fourth year, students can opt to enter flight training to qualify as a commercial pilot.