2-Year Full-time Government-funded Top-up Degree Programme (Programme Code: 45497)
Aviation Operations and Systems (AOS) concerns the design and development, planning and scheduling, and implementation and control of various processes, operations, and systems in aviation and related industries. Particular emphasis is given to the development of new processes, new operations, new systems, and the reengineering of existing processes, operations, and systems. This enables better understanding of the complex problems and interrelationships of various aviation operations, and draws on specialised knowledge and skills in engineering, management, and social sciences to specify, optimize, predict, and evaluate the results to be obtained from such processes, operations, and systems.
Characteristics of the programme
Hong Kong needs to upgrade its manpower to meet the aviation industry’s prevailing and future demands, maintaining its competitiveness in the rapidly changing world and highly competitive markets in the region. Only university graduates possessing profound aviation-related professional knowledge and diverse management skill-sets have the ability and adaptability to be successful in such an environment. This programme is designed from a multi-stakeholder perspective to cover the whole spectrum of the aviation industry, spanning policy, management, operations, logistics, and systems levels. Various relevant departments are collaborating to co-design and deliver this programme, including the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, the Department of Logistics & Maritime Studies, and the School of Hotel & Tourism Management. The programme offers a highly integrated, broad-based education aimed at producing degree-level aviation professionals to meet the high-level diverse manpower needs of the aviation industry.
Through the AOS programme, students will be able to practice and understand different common technological systems and processes found in the aviation industry. Moreover, by undertaking hands-on projects, students will also be able to integrate their academic knowledge with practical skills covering key engineering tasks including: problem identification, design, fabrication, and evaluation. Students will also be trained to become specialists in aviation areas such as aircraft logistics, airline operations and revenue management, and inflight service management.
Aims of the programme
The overall aim of this programme is to produce professionals who are competent in the design, development, planning, scheduling, controlling, executing, and managing aviation operations, systems, and related technologies. In this programme, students will study the underpinning Industrial Engineering fundamentals and theory used in aviation operations and systems. As a consequence, graduates of the programme will become competitive professionals in aviation operations and systems for the local and global aviation industry.