Diploma in Engineering (Aviation Management)


The course aims to produce competent and conscientious air transport specialists who will be able to meet the demands of the industry and acquire knowledge and skills relevant to their profession.

Upon graduating from the course, graduates should be able to: 

  1. Understand the fundamentals of ground handling operations and management which include passengers, ramp, baggage handling services, ground handling agreement and in-flight catering; 
  2. Understand the principles in the operations and management of modern international airports, an overview of key players in terminal operations, terminal signage system, terminal ground operations, terminal contingency planning and airport emergency system; 
  3. Understand the fundamentals of airport airside operations, airside operational system and functions, managing emergencies and conducting safety oversight; 
  4. Understand the fundamentals of airline operations and management which include  airline organisational structures and business modelling, route planning and development, airline and route profitability, air transport agreements and the regulatory framework of the airline industry, airline alliances, fleet and facilities planning, airline financing and revenue management, product development and acquisition, and key airline performance indicators; and 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of aviation security, management of crisis and business continuity management.


Target Participants
The intended target is for non-diploma workers from the aviation industry who are interested to upgrade their skills or reskill themselves to better fit with redesign airport jobs.

 Course Information

Course Date:

15 April 2019

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 2.5 years

This course consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC)

Course Frequency:

3 times a week, 7pm to 9pm on weekdays.

Application Period:

01 November 2018 - 20 January 2019

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Modular Certificate

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 

$180.00

SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens

$337.50

Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

$327.42

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

$481.50

Singapore Permanent Residents

$1,271.16

Others & Repeat Students

$3,177.90



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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

With good work performance and continuous educational improvements, course graduates can look forward to performing at different levels such as a team leader, passenger services manager or duty manager.


 Contact Us

 
 

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Engineering (Aviation Management), participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs). A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC.

Modular Certificate In Ground Operations

This subject will introduce students to the fundamentals of ground handling operations and management. Topics covered include passengers, ramp, baggage handling services, ground handling agreement and in-flight catering. An overview of future trends and challenges facing ground handling operations and management is also covered.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECAM101

This subject will introduce students to the fundamentals of ground handling operations and management. Topics covered include passengers, ramp, baggage handling services, ground handling agreement and in-flight catering. An overview of future trends and challenges facing ground handling operations and management is also covered.

ECBZ101

This subject introduces students to the key concepts and principles of Service Quality and Management. The topics covered concepts of quality services, essential skills in customer services, principles and strategy of service management, methods for service quality measurements and service recovery.

ECAM102

This module will provide students with a broad understanding of aviation safety management including the role human factors play with regards to flight operations and safety. This will lead up to the elements of a safety management system, human factors within system safety, threat and error management, and principles of safety information systems.

Modular Certificate In Airport Operations & Management

The subjects covered in this certificate provide participants with the principles in the operations and management of modern international airports. Topics covered include an overview of key players in terminal operations, terminal signage system, terminal ground operations, terminal contingency planning and airport emergency system.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECAM103

This subject introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles involved in the operations of modern international airports. In this subject, students will learn about the various aspects of airport operations. Topics covered include an overview of key players in terminal operations, terminal signage system, terminal ground operations, terminal contingency planning, aviation security, airport emergency system, and customer quality service. An overview of future trends and challenges facing the airport industry such as the impact of new large aircraft on airport planning and operations will also be covered in this subject.

ECAM104

This subject introduces students to the fundamental concepts and principles in the organisational, political and financial administration of modern international airports. Topics covered include human resource, airport performance, airport commercial management, public relations and, corporate/business planning and airport finance. An overview of the various airport ownership models is also covered.

ECAT101

This subject provides an overview of the key facilities and systems in an airport. Topics covered will include passenger check-in systems, the Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) and the various airport IT support systems. Students will also learn about the operation of the fully automated baggage handling system (BHS) including the high-speed inter-terminal baggage transfer system and the automated early bag storage system. In addition, students will also be provided with a basic understanding of the key concepts and operations of People Mover System (PMS) which is used to ensure the convenient and seamless transfer of passengers between airport terminal buildings; and the knowledge on the operation the Passengers Loading Bridges (PLB) system, including the new generation PLB for handling the world’s newest and largest aircrafts.

Modular Certificate In Airport Airside Operations

The subjects covered in this certificate provide participants with the fundamentals of airport airside operations. Topics covered include airside operations, airside operational system and functions, managing emergencies and conducting oversight.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECAM105

This subject introduces students with an overview and understanding of the key principles and knowledge in operating airport airside operations. It will help to provide students’ knowledge such as various functions and areas of the airside in supporting strategic management and operations of airside terminal of an airport. It provides students with the understanding of the essential guidance on best practices, responsibilities and procedures and regulations for safe and efficient operation of airside environment.

ECAM106

This subject introduces students with an overview and understanding of international requirements of aviation regulations and aerodrome certifications. It will help to provide students with the knowledge of principles of Safety Management System (SMS) and implementing SMS, liability of an accident, airside auditing and inspections, the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Programme and safety cultures.

ECAM107

This subject introduces students with an overview and understanding of apron operating environment and activities of the apron control management which include coordination with ATC on the management of runways and taxiways, as well as management of apron and airport boundaries in order to ensure safe taking off, landing and taxing of aircrafts at the airport. It will help to provide students with the overview of responsibilities of apron control management’s purview include the allocation of aircraft stand and baggage claim belts, testing and issuance of airside driving and vehicular permits, safety inspections, response to airside incidents or accidents and wildlife hazard management.

Modular Certificate In Airline Operations

The subjects covered in this certificate provide participants with the fundamentals of airline operations and management. Topics covered include airline organisational structures and business modeling, route planning and development, airline and route profitability, air transport agreements and the regulatory framework of the airline industry, airline alliances, fleet and facilities planning, airline financing, product development and acquisition, and key airline performance indicators.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECAL101

This subject will introduce students to the fundamentals of airline operations and planning. Topics covered include flight planning and facilitation, crew scheduling, aircraft scheduling, punctuality management and aircraft maintenance scheduling. Students will also learn about various aspects of Airline Crisis Management including organisational set-up and support to manage any aircraft accident.

ECAL102

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of airline management. Topics covered include airline organisational structures and business modelling, route planning and development, airline and route profitability, air transport agreements and the regulatory framework of the airline industry, airline alliances, fleet and facilities planning, airline financing, product development and acquisition, and key airline performance indicators.

ECAL103

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of aviation logistic and air cargo management including the importance of air cargo to the economy. Students will learn the process of the traditional air cargo movement that is involving the shipper, freight forwarder, ground handler, air carrier and consignee. Topics covered include an overview of major players in air cargo operations, ground handling specialist, free trade zone (FTZ), aircraft loading, handling, storage, packing and labelling, air waybills, import and export, and the various commodities, rates and charges.  An overview of future trends, challenges and forecast of the air cargo industry will also be covered in this subject.

Modular Certificate In Aviation Security & Crisis Management

The subjects covered in this certificate provide students with fundamental knowledge in factors affecting the security of aviation operations and the various measures and systems put in place to ensure aviation security. Students will also acquire the basic knowledge in business continuity management and flight planning.

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
ECAM108

This subject introduces students to the understanding of the implementation requirements, principles and practices of aviation security management relating to the security oversight obligations undertaken by national civil aviation security authorities, in response to the ICAO Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for States to implement an effective national civil aviation security programme and oversight system. Students will be able to enhance their knowledge on the effective use of aviation security management concepts and best practices for the developing, planning, conducting and reporting of their aviation security activities performed in support of the State's civil aviation security programmes and oversight functions.

ECBM101

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of Business Continuity Management (BCM). BCM is an organisation-wide discipline and a complete set of processes that identifies potential impacts, which threaten an organisation. It provides a capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its major stakeholders and reputation by protecting its critical business functions (CBFs) against predetermined disruptions. The subject delves into the Business Continuity planning process, which includes managing project in BCM, analysing business risks and impacts, evaluating BCM Strategies, developing BCM plans, testing and exercising the plans and managing the BCM programme.

ECAM109

This subject introduces the various aspects of crisis management framework especially in traumatic event of an aviation crisis. The subject delves into the understanding of crisis management structure, management of incident, management of next-of-kin/relatives, manpower and logistics supports during crisis, develop effective crisis communication plan and develop strategies to effectively communicate with all parties.

Modes of Assessment

The subjects in this course are either examination or non-examination based, incorporating both formative and summative assessments. The assessment framework will include a range of coursework assignments, as well as mid-term test and end-of-semester examinations. 

Students should bring their own laptop/notebook for the course. We practice a Bring Your Own Device system at the School of Engineering. Courseware purchase is required for some subjects.

Minimum Entry Requirements

‘O’ Levels
  • At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects:
    • English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7
    • Any mathematics subject Grade 1 – 6
    • Any one other subject Grade 1 – 6
  • and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Nitec
  • GPA ≥2.0 and
  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Higher Nitec in Technology/Services

  • Higher Nitec in Technology/Services with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

Nitec in Technology/Services

  •  Nitec in Technology/Services with GPA ≥2.0 with at least 1 year of relevant working experience OR

WSQ Qualification

  • Relevant WSQ Qualification with at least 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA (Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy SOA (Level 6)

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via: https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
(East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81)
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
Tel: 6788 1212
Email: tsa_acadcet@tp.edu.sg
URL: http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

Last updated 1 November 2017