Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Applies core managerial, operational and regulatory concepts to air transport, including aviation economics, air transport network, airline scheduling and business models. A significant part of this unit makes use of Simulate!, a digital airline strategic management simulator, involving intense individual and group work.

Unit content

Introduction to tourism transport
Transport networks and tourism nodal functions
Overview of the air transport system
Air transport regulation
Airline management, marketing and economics
Operations and management of full-service and low-cost carriers
Airport terminals

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Airline simulation70%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Airline simulation70%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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