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School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Aviation Technology and Management BSc

Students in pilot room


If you would like to develop specialist aviation engineering, technical and management skills but do not wish to take the commercial pilot ground training component, our BSc Aviation Technology and Management is the perfect choice.

This degree course will equip you with the skills required for a career in management and operations in the aviation industry, and will enhance your employability and credentials. Students have the opportunity to undertake flight training at private pilot level. In your second year, you will take modules on aviation management and will study how to manage and finance activities in the aviation industry.

You will benefit from specialist input throughout the programme through the involvement of professional pilots and senior managers from the aviation industry. Bringing working knowledge of advanced communications and navigation systems, management techniques and strategic thinking, these contributions complement the knowledge base provided by the course.

UCAS code: HN42
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: No
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees (per year): UK/EU: £9,000; International: £19,000
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £8,000 available.


The course equips graduates with the necessary skills required for careers in management and operations in the aviation industries and will enhance the employability and credentials of those currently holding the PPL.

Recent graduate destinations include:
• Link Manager, Air Canada, Heathrow
• Flight Planner, Teesside Airport
• Air Traffic Controller, NATS
• Aircraft Broker, Air Charter Service, Dubai
• Operations Controller, Eastern Airways
• Air Traffic Controller, Eurocontrol
• Aircraft Propulsion Engineer, Rolls-Royce North America
• Air Traffic Controller, Royal Navy
• Flight Data Analyst, Virgin Atlantic Airways
• Flying Officer, Royal Air Force
• Continuing Airworthiness Engineer, Philipp Aviation Consulting

With the help of our Employability team, we will make sure you are given every opportunity to secure a position before you graduate.

Entry requirements

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification does not appear in the list below please contact our admissions team.

A-level: AAA including Mathematics or Physics.

Advanced Diploma: Grade A with an appropriate amount of Mathematics or Physics.

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD including an appropriate amount of level 3 Mathematics or Physics.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics or Physics.

Country-specific equivalent qualifications
The Faculty's country-specific equivalent qualifications web page gives you an idea of the types of qualifications we accept.

English language requirement
GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Our Language Centre provide the Academic English for Undergraduate Studies Pre-sessional course, which is designed to help international students develop their language and academic study skills.

Access to Leeds
We have a policy of welcoming applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds. If you do not meet our entry criteria above, you may be eligible via the Access to Leeds scheme.

Foundation courses
If you do not have the formal qualifications for immediate entry to one of our degree, you may be able to progress through a foundation year. The University offers a one-year BSc Studies in Science for students without a science background at A-level and an Interdisciplinary Science Foundation Year for applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria.

Our International Foundation Year (IFY) is intended for international students who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of our degree courses.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

Once you have applied and your application has been reviewed by our admissions tutor, suitable applicants will be invited to an applicant day, which we encourage you to attend.

Applicant days are very different from the general university open days you may have attended. Our applicant days give you the opportunity to meet our academic staff and students, take part in group activities, find out more about your course, and to tour the University and the school, which includes demonstrations in our laboratories.

You will also have the opportunity to have a one-to-one discussion with one of our academics. This will give you the chance to have your questions answered, check that it’s the right course for you and your career plans, and find out more about studying at Leeds.

We appreciate that not all applicants are able to attend an interview and in such cases the offer decision will be made based on the information on the UCAS form.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 6542.