Highlights

  • The only undergraduate program of this kind in the Sultanate of Oman;
  • One of the largest programs of its kind in the GCC Region;
  • Classes taught by both international lecturers who are active in the civil aviation sector and local practitioners;
  • Opportunities for internships in airports;
  • IATA courses are available offering internationally recognized certification for various civil aviation-related functions.

Airports in Middle East and the Indian sub-continent are currently among the fastest growing in the world, with Africa poised to become a more significant player in the airport industry. Oman, due to its strategic location in the Middle East with easy accessibility to both Africa and the Indian sub-continent, has constructed three new airports, as well as completing major expansions of both Muscat and Salalah airports to facilitate projected increases of both air passengers and cargo through this region and provide better connectivity to the rest of the world.

Given the rapid expansion of airports in this part of the world, highly educated and trained airport management professionals who are familiar with both the region and the various cultures that call this place home will be needed to support the development and operation of these critical pieces of transportation infrastructure. The Bachelor of Science program in Airport Management uses internationally accepted courses to prepare students for careers in the management of airports including the areas of airport design, airport finance, and airport operations. In their final year of study, students are expected to serve a two-month internship at an airport, and complete a final capstone project related to their studies.

Duration: Approximately 8 semesters of 4 years full-time (exclusive of Foundation Program classes preparing students for both verbal and written proficiency in English, the internationally accepted language in civil aviation).
Total Credits: 120
Program Delivery: 12-15 credits are earned per a normal semester, with 6 additional credits per summer semester.
Internship: 60 days

General Education Courses (63 credits):

  • Communication Skills – 12 credits
  • Humanities – 9 credits
  • Social Science – 9 credits
  • Math/Computer skills: 9 credits
  • Natural science – 3 credits
  • General business and entrepreneurial requirements – 30 credits

Core Requirements (21 credits):

  • AVIA 120 – Introduction to Airline Management – 3 credits
  • AVIA 121 – Introduction to Airport Management – 3 credits
  • AVIA 218 – Airport Planning and Design – 3 credits
  • AVIA 226 – Airport Administration and Finance – 3 credits
  • AVIA 318 – Airports and the Environment – 3 credits
  • AVIA 320 – Airport Marketing – 3 credits
  • AVIA 325 – Air Cargo – 3 credits
  • AVIA 330 – Special Topics: Airline Operations – 3 credits
  • AVIA 335 – Special Topics in Airline Marketing and Promotion (Final Project) – 3 credits
  • AVIA 361 – Public Policy and Regulatory Issues in the Industry – 3 credits

 Technical Electives (6 credits):

  • AVIA 349 – Special Topics in Aviation Management: Airport Privatization – 3 credits
  • AVIA 350 – Final Project – 3 credits
  • AVIA 351 – Special Topics in Aviation Science – 3 credits

Program Electives (30 credits):

  • AVIA 111 – Introduction to Aviation Management – 3 credits
  • AVIA 207 – Introduction to Air Transportation – 3 credits
  • AVIA 208 – Economics of Air Transportation – 3 credits
  • AVIA 211 – Aviation Safety and Security
  • AVIA 214 – Principles of Accident Prevention and Causation – 3 credits
  • AVIA 215 – Introduction to Aviation Law and Policy – 3 credits
  • AVIA 305 – Introduction to Meteorology – 3 credits
  • AVIA 308 – Air Operations Management
  • AVIA 309 – Air Traffic Management
  • AVIA 312 – Human Resource Management in Aviation Industry – 3 credits
  • AVIA 389 – Internship – 3 credits
  • AVIA 393 – Strategic Management of Aviation Industry – 3 credits