AVM 201 INTRODUCTION TO AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: BUS 102
The course introduces the core concepts, characteristics and principles of
air transport business and aviation management. The structure of the air
transport industry and air transport practices are explained and analyzed.
Regional and worldwide trends in the industry trends are examined and the
ethical issues in business practices within the industry are discussed.
AVM 310 AVIATION LAWS AND POLICIES
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: BUS 231, AVM201
The course looks at the legal structure of aviation industry and identifies
the local and inter- national organizations responsible for regulating or
deregulating the aviation. International treaties and their effects on the
operations of aviation industry are examined as well.
AVM 320 AIRLINE OPERATIONS
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: AVM201
The course describes commercial airline operations and identifies key
benchmarks for airline operations. The roles of the following aviation
industry units: fuel management, catering, gate assignment and baggage
handling are surveyed. The contributions of these departments to airline
operations and the way they are integrated together to achieve operational
goals are scrutinized and discussed.
AVM 330 AIRPORT OPERATIONS
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: AVM310, AVM320
The course examines the roles played by all segments of the air transportation industry and their importance to the same. Topics covered include the fundamentals of the airline business management, government agencies, industry associations, airline management philosophies, business forecasting, and planning of air carriers' resources.
AVM 350 AIRPORT MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: AVM 310, AVM 330
Students are introduced to the major functions of managing an airport such as planning, organizing, evaluating and controlling of airport activities. Students learn how to apply fundamental management theory to manage airports; determine an airport's capacity and assess the potential for delays; evaluate the environmental impact of an airport; understand the process required to obtain capital funding for airport improvements; evaluate the security of an airport; and prepare basic airport emergency response procedures.
AVM 370 AIR CARGO AND LOGISTICS
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: AVM310
The course covers the multifaceted field of air cargo. Areas related to dealing with physical supply are surveyed and include: in-plant movement and storage, distribution via the logistics systems in the aviation industry (i.e. facility location, transportation, networks, and logistics information systems, air cargo management and supply chain management), and air cargo security.
AVM 410 IT IN AIRPORT INDUSTRY
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: IS101, AVM340, AVM 350
This course presents sets of technical and managerial materials designed to cultivate a solid understanding of the strategic uses of management information systems in the aviation industry. Emphasis is placed on the use of computers as information processors, a decision tools, and a means of linking management more closely to the organization.
AVM 430 AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: AVM340, AVM350, AVM370
The course explores the topic of aviation safety and instructs how to set up an effective management system to deal with it. Areas covered include learning the skill sets for life support, fire prevention, crash survival, security procedures, and accident investigation.
AVM 450 HR IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: AVM 340, AVM 350
The course targets the topic of aviation safety and instructs how to put together an effective management system to govern it. Areas covered include learning the skills for life support, fire prevention, crash survival, security procedures, and accident investigation. An integral part of the course is the development of analytical and Communications skills with case studies and presentations comprising a critical element in assessing student performance.
AVM 460 AIR TRANSPORT ECONOMICS
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: AVM340, AVM350
This course merges the institutional and technical aspects of the aviation industry with their theoretical economic underpinnings. It applies economic theory to all aspects of the aviation industry, bringing together numerous informative articles and institutional developments that characterize the field of airline economics. The course offers a self-contained theory and applications-orientation tailored for management professionals in the aviation industry.
AVM 480 TRENDS IN AIR TRANSPORTATION
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: AVM340, AVM350
The course offers an overview of existing trends and issues in air transportation along with those on the horizon. At the global level current issues such as fuel costs, customer care and satisfaction, challenges posed by profitability and security, competition within the industry, together with a look at advances in technology and their import are covered. On the local level, issues unique to Saudi Arabia – e.g. travel of pilgrims to Holy sites, study the impact of air transport on the Saudi and regional economies, etc. are also discussed.
AVM 490 INTERNSHIP IN AVIATION MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: good academic record and completed 90 credit hours
The course provides a close look at the actual functioning of a firm in the aviation industry through experiential learning. An office replaces the classroom as interns confront the challenges of work environment and hone their analytical skills by dealing with real-life business situations. Professional skills are cultivated as interns discipline their behavior to conform with the expectations of the industry, improve their teamwork and work-Communications skills, and familiarize them with the etiquette of business.
AVM 492 CO-OP [COOPERATIVE EDUCATION]
Credits: 10 Prerequisite: Department consent
The Co-Op is a career related professional program available to all Aviation Management students. It is designed to help students build on skills already learned in the classroom and acquire new ones as well. Co-Op education is available to AVM students who have accumulated the requisite number or more credits. The Co-Op option counts for 10 credit hours (CRs) for practical onsite experience over a 7 month period, i.e. spanning one semester and a summer.