Module title: Airport Management

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM08111
Module leader: Shuna Marr
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2017/8, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Shuna Marr
Module Organiser:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is designed to introduce students to all aspects of the operational management of airports including the air travel industry, safety and security, environmental impacts, commercial activities including retail and food and beverage outlets, the organisation of an airport, airport economics and the relationship between the airport and the destination(s) it serves. Lectures cover the basic topics of the module, augmented by guest lecturers from the airline and airport industries. Tutorials cover a variety of different activities including case studies, discussions and turning point sessions. A field visit to Edinburgh Airport will take place early in the session. Two assessment workshops are held during the module to assist students in the preparation of their assessments. Formal assessment takes place in week 8 with a report (LOs 1-3, 40% weighting) building on the airport site visit, which asks students to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between airports and airlines, and how both revenue streams and security issues impact on airport management. A project (covering LOs 4-6 and worth 60% of the grade) submitted in week 13, requires students to analyse some of the main issues of airport management currently faced by an international airport as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts of the international airport on the host city.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 12
Face To Face Seminar 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 166
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1-3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 60 4-6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Airport management and the changing nature of airports
Airport economics and performance
Airport-airline relationship
Commercial facilities at airports
Marketing Airports
Airport, the environment and impact management
The destination and the airport
Safety and security issues at airports

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge and systematic understanding of the airline and airport sector
LO2: Identify the main revenue streams for airports and techniques for measuring performance
LO3: Demonstrate understanding of the safety and security issues and airports and measures for dealing with these
LO4: Analyse the main issues in contemporary airport management
LO5: Analyse the economic and environmental impacts of airports
LO6: Identification and discussion of the link between airports and their host area

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - O'CONNELL, J. AND WILLIAMS, G. (2011) AIR TRANSPORT IN THE 21ST CENTURY: ASHGATE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780754699958
Recommended - RHOADES, D. (2014) EVOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL AVIATION: ASHGATE, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781472420183
Recommended - GROSS, S. AND LUCK, M. (2013) THE LOW COST CARRIER WORLDWIDE: ASHGATE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978147240222
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