Published on June 13th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


DCU Management (Aviation Leadership) Open Evening

The MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership) is the first programme of its kind in Ireland designed under the new Dublin Aviation Institute. 

Commencing in September 2015, it will be a two year part-time executive masters with elements of the programme delivered both in Dublin Airport, in its capacity as a live laboratory, and in Castlemoate House, daa International’s academy facility, adjacent to Dublin Airport.

Upon successful completion of the programme students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the management complexity required to operate the various components of Airport Operations and identify the important leadership and management competencies required to plan and execute future aviation industry strategies

There were also be a focus on the characteristics, requirements and legal responsibilities of aviation organisations, where students will be able to identify the concepts and skills necessary for conducting business analysis and strategic thinking within this industry.

DCU has significant expertise in the aviation education. For example, it delivers the successful BSc in Aviation Management (with Pilot Studies). As such, students will be well equipped to take on a leading role in the future development of the aviation industry.

More information can be found at our Information Evening on 25th June at 6.00pm on DCU campus or on our website here: Alternatively, enquires can be made to Professor PJ Byrne ( 

18/09/2014. DCU and daa International To Establish Dublin Aviation Institute. Pictured are (LtoR)

DAA Chief Executive Kevin Toland, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD and Dublin City University President, Professor Brian MacCraith as they launch the establishment of the Dublin Aviation Institute last September at Dublin Airport.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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