Module title: Airport Management

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

Module code: TSM08111
Module leader: DR SHUNA MARR
School Marketing Tourism and Languages
Subject area group: Tourism

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

further information 2014/5, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: NAPIER
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: DR SHUNA MARR
Module Organiser:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching & Learning Strategies: lectures will cover the basic topics of the module augmented by guest lecturers from the airline and airport industries. Tutorials will cover a variety of different activities including case studies, discussions and debates..
Embedding of employability/PDP/scolarship skills:
Assessment: 2 assessment workshops will be held during the modules to assist students in the preparation of their assessment. Students will be encouraged to attend these with drafts and/or plans of their work for feedback before submitting the final work.
Supporting equality and diversity: All lecture notes will be available on the University's VLE. The variety of activites in tutorials will ensure that all types of learners will have access so activites which suit their learning style. The lecturer will give additional support to any student requiring it.
Internationalisation: the very subject matter of the module is international in nature and students will be encouraged to give examples from their own countries and those which they have visited. The nature of the assessments will also encourage exmaples and the collection of information about airlines and airports throughout the world.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
FACE TO FACE Lecture 12
FACE TO FACE Tutorial / Seminar / Class Groupwork 12
Independent Learning Individual Learning Activities 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= WORDS= 1500
Project 60 4-6 13 HOURS= WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

What you will learn and what this module is about:

This module provides you with an introduction 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.

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:

T1: Graham, A. (2014) Managing Airports: An International Perspective, 4th Ed, Routledge: Oxon
T2: O’Connell. J. and Williams, G. (2011) Air Transport in the 21st Century: Key strategic developments, Ashgate: Farnham
T3: Forsyth, P. et al (2013) Liberalization in Aviation: Competition, Co-operation and Public Policy, Ashgate: Farnham

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