Aeronautics: Science and Application
The aviation industry is a dynamic and global industry, which continually needs qualified professionals with a balance of managerial and technical skills to staff it. Aerospace Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Computer Scientists, Pilots, Drone Operators, Mechanics, Air Traffic Controllers and management personnel are key professional fields in Aviation. The aeronautics module is a challenging academic program built around key academic milestones and exciting hands-on learning experiences in the aviation field that include flight with state-of-the-art flight simulators, observation of airport, air traffic control, and airline operations actual pre-flight activities in small planes and operation of drones.
These academic millstones and hands-on activities encompass the research and technology of key areas within aeronautics: aircraft and drone design and systems, flight operations, air traffic management, and airport operations. Each unit contains an academic, classroom-based part which is then reinforced through a practicum visit. Students must have an interest in Mathematics, Physics, and Technology as, the module’s discourse is built on fundamental knowledge of these three scientific fields.
Breakdown of units:
- Aviation Operations
Part 1: Airport Operations
Part 2: Air Traffic Management
Part 3: Airline Operations
Part 4: Visit to Athens International Airport – observation of key areas of airport, airline and air traffic control operations potentially including check-in, baggage handling, air traffic control, emergency preparedness and response, and system operations control.
2. Flight Operations
Part 1: Aerodynamics and Aircraft Systems
Part 2: Meteorology, Flight Performance, Navigation and Planning
Part 3: Visit at Megara General Aviation Airport – observation of flight operations in a general aviation environment including flight planning, preflight, and actual flight with a flight simulator.
3. Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Part 1: Drone Construction, Systems, and Operations
Part 2: Visit at a drone operator – observation of drone operations and training systems.