Published on February 10th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Aviation Education – Degrees to Turn to Professional Development

On this episode, we look at the options to get professional academic qualifications in the aviation industry. Ireland is home to various top-class aviation industry education and training options aimed at aspiring high flyers. Ranging from an MSc in Aviation Finance in UCD to Carlow Institute of Educations, Bachelor of Business in Aviation Management and Munster technological University’s International Business with Aviation Studies (BA Honours) course.

Dublin City University offers a BSc in Aviation Management, the first university degree in Ireland to combine management studies with the option to train as a commercial pilot. Alternatively, its students can opt to undertake air traffic controller training.

DCU also offers an MSc in Management (Aviation Leadership), a specialist postgraduate programme designed to provide participants with knowledge in all key aviation sectors and strategic management.

Well joining us on this episode from DCU are Dr Cathal Guiomard, assistant professor of Aviation in DCU Business School and programme chair for the BSc in Aviation Management and Dr Marina Efthymiou assistant professor in aviation management and course director of the Master’s course – the MSc Management Aviation Leadership.

Details of the open day on Feb 16th are available on this link.

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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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