Course Descriptions – University of Kyrenia
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AFC101 Introduction to Aviation
The introduction to aviation course gives information about aviation history, developments and issues such as airports, aviation organizations, and types of aircraft. This will be followed by more specific issues such as aviation weather and the threats weather pose to flight activities as well as a technological look at just what makes them fly and how they are propelled and controlled and how they get from one point to another.

AFC102 Principles of Flight
The scientific laws which govern the principle of flight are vital in understanding the forces that operate on an aircraft. It’s aimed for the students to understand the interdependency of the forces and the resulting stability and other characteristics of flight.

MTH171 Mathematics for Economics and Business I
This course introduces students to a range of mathematical techniques used widely in economics and stresses the importance of understanding the logic of these techniques and the kinds of economic problems to which they can be applied. The lesson enables students to analyse a number of economic problems from a mathematical perspective and to incorporate this analysis within a wider understanding of these problems.

EAS101 Introduction to Economics: Micro Economics
This course is designed to help you build an understanding of the economics of the market place. In particular we focus on microeconomic principles that demonstrate the role and limitations of both competitive and imperfectly competitive markets in motivating socially efficient consumer, business, and public sector choices.

CMP151 Introduction to Information Technologies
This course is designed to be an introductory course in information technology. The course focuses on key concepts for understanding modern computer systems. Students will also learn about the capabilities and limitations of information technology systems.

EAS103 Introduction to Business
This course is designed as a survey course that will expose you to business terminology, concepts, and current business issues. The intent is to develop a viable business vocabulary, foster critical and analytical thinking, and refine your business decision-making skills. These skills will be acquired by the reading materials, exercises

EAS102 Introduction to Economics: Macro Economics
This course is an introduction to the behavioral science of economics which focuses on the aggregate behavior of households, firms and the government. Topics covered include gross domestic product, national income, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, the business cycle, fiscal policy and monetary policy, and international trade.

MTH172 Mathematics for Economics and Business II
This course introduces students to a range of advanced mathematical techniques used widely in economics and stresses the importance of understanding the logic of these techniques and the kinds of economic problems to which they can be applied. The lesson enables students to analyse a number of economic problems from a mathematical perspective and to incorporate this analysis within a wider understanding of these problems.

CMP152 Introduction to Computer Applications
This course is designed to be an advance course in information technology. The course focuses on key concepts for understanding modern computer systems. Students will also learn about the capabilities and limitations of information technology systems.

AVN201 Air Traffic Rules and Services
This introductory course provides a framework of the civil aviation system. Students gain insight into how the air law referring to airline industry has developed, what are the functions of either national or international civil aviation organizations, and the functions of air traffic services.

AFC201 Aviation Safety Management Systems
This course will examine various aspects of aviation flight and ground safety program management in respect to the historical development of aviation safety considerations. Aviation safety program development, aviation human factors issues, aviation accident causation models, Safety Management Systems (SMS) and other areas relevant to aviation safety will be discussed. Case studies derived from actual Aviation Accident Reports will be examined. Finally, a cluster of research findings in different aviation organizations will be reviewed and conferred.

EAS104 Principles of Management
This course is an introduction to the management function. It will focus on the theory and fundamental concepts of management including planning, organization, leadership, and control. This class will review the evolution of management thought, function and practice and will stress current approaches and emerging concepts.

EAS203 Accounting I
The main goal of this course to understand the accounting cycle. To understand and carry out the general accounting practices, each steps of the accounting cycle is discussed and practiced. Additionally, the main accounting reports are prepared and explained. The information contained in the published financial reports of companies is fundamental to business analysis and to corporate decision making

AVN202 Business and Economics in Aviation
This introductory course provides a framework of the aviation industry in a global context and prepares you for the following modules of the diploma. Gain insight into how the airline industry has responded to an ever changing economic and geopolitical landscape, and how you can use this information to effect change and promote business development at your own workplace. This is an intensive course that utilizes case studies, classroom discussions and lectures, requiring both a pre-course assignment as well as case study preparation.

AFC204 Airport Operations
This course will provide the students with an understanding of the major elements in the process of airport planning and management from a system perspective. The course will cover such topics as airport financing and privatization, site selection and environment impact, airport capacity and delays, terminal plan and design, ground access plan, daily operations and security, international difference, multiple-airport system and airport’s relationship with airlines.

MTH281 Statistics I

EAS204 Accounting II
The main goal of this course to understand the accounting cycle. To understand and carry out the general accounting practices, each steps of the accounting cycle is discussed and practiced. Additionally, the main accounting reports are prepared and explained. The information contained in the published financial reports of companies is fundamental to business analysis and to corporate decision making. These accounts provide valuable information that analysts use to assess the past and future performance of a company. This module will consider how the accounts can be put to their best use and the ways in which may influence them.

AFC301 Aviation Security Systems
This course improves students’ understanding of the aviation security structure and study key management principles and best practices used by industry experts. This course aims to identify current security risks, learn how to manage security risks and incidents, and analyze various emergency planning response options.

AFC303 Sustainable Aviation and the Environment
The future of the aviation industry depends on policy makers being able to make this growth sustainable and address the issues of climate change and other environmental impacts of the aviation industry. The aviation and the aerospace industry have taken positive steps towards minimizing the effects of environmental impact. This course discusses the current steps being taken to address environmental issues in the aviation and the aerospace industry, the technological advancements being made towards a sustainable future and the effect of policies like a carbon tax on industry.

EAS304 Marketing
Students will improve their ability to make effective marketing decisions, including assessing marketing opportunities and developing marketing strategies and implementation plans. Course topics include market- oriented strategic planning, marketing research and information systems, buyer behavior, target market selection, competitive positioning, product and service planning and management, pricing, distribution, and integrated communications, including advertising, public relations, Internet marketing, social media, direct marketing, and sales promotions. Through a combination of interactive discussions, cases, practical examples, individual assignments, and a group project, the course applies marketing topics to consumer and business-to-business products, services, and nonprofit organizations.

EAS310 Organizational Behavior
This course integrates the study of management principles and practices with the study of human behavior within organizations. The focus will be upon translation of management and organizational behavior theory to practices that result in organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and human resource development. The primary goal of this course is to prepare students for advanced leadership roles in modern organization.

AFC302 Quantitative Analysis for Management
The aim of this course is to introduce an application of a scientific approach to solving management problems in order to help managers make better decisions. As implied by this definition, management science encompasses a number of mathematically oriented techniques that have either been developed within the field of management science or been adapted from other disciplines, such as the natural sciences, mathematics, statistics, and engineering.

EAS308 Operations Management
This course provides students with concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities, and apply them to a broad range of application domains and industries. It emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay between high-level financial objectives and operational capabilities. Topics covered include production control, risk pooling, quality management, process design, and revenue management. Also included are case studies, guest lectures, and simulation games which demonstrate central concepts

EAS301 Financial Management I
This is an introductory course in financial management, with an emphasis on the major decisions made by the financial executive of an organization. The student studies topics in the financial management of profit-seeking organizations. A major objective is the development of analytical and decision-making skills in finance through the use of theory questions and practical problems

AFC206 Supply Chain Management I
This course aims to provide a strategic framework to analyze the design, planning and operational decisions within supply chains. Also, this course identifies the key drivers and determines how they affect supply chain performance on a conceptual and practical level.

AVN401 Airline Marketing
This course provides information about the global and regional air transport market conditions and the impact of developing competition on the market. It also discusses the components of the airline service market and their effective usage in marketing.

AVN403 Airline Management
This course provides an overview of airline management decision processes with a focus on economic issues and their relationship to operations planning models and decision support tools. It emphasizes the application of economic models of demand, pricing, costs, and supply to airline markets and networks, and it examines industry practice and emerging methods for fleet planning, route network design, scheduling, pricing and revenue management. Emphasis is placed on the interactions between the components of airline management and profit objectives in competitive environments.

EAS401 International Business Management
This course provides an overview of the environment, concepts, and basic differences involved in international business. Topics include forms of foreign involvement, international trade theory, governmental influences on trade and strategies, international organizations, multinational corporations, personnel management, and international marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the foundation on international business.

AVN402 Airport Management and Marketing
The aim of the unit is to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamental and important concepts, theories and principles of Airport Management and marketing and how they are applied to aviation industry.

EAS404 Human Resource Management
This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

AVN404 Aviation Law & Policy
This lesson covers the air law considerations which consolidate fundamentals of global air transportation activities in view of both technical and non-technical (commercial) aspects where the treaties are revised as well as freedoms of air, rights of nations and aviation authorities, and all the relevant norms.

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE COURSES

AVN211 Aviation Finance
The Aviation Finance aims to advance your understanding of all aspects of aviation finance, with specific focus on the practical features of global aviation markets. It encourages you to develop creative and analytical approaches to problem solving in the aviation finance and leasing sphere and to enhance your interpersonal and leadership skills

AVN212 Aviation Meteorology
To provide an understanding of the physical properties of the atmosphere and how they affect the weather, with an emphasis on the factors affecting aviation.

AVN311 Fundamentals of Aviation Management
This course will provide all Aviation students with a thorough understanding of the industry, opportunities, safety concerns, hazards, success factors and many more vital components such as types of aviation companies and operations. The structure of aviation regulations and authorities, basic aerodynamics, flight operations and rules, aviation economics, career paths in aviation, aviation security, emergency response and service orientation

AVN312 Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness
This course covers the vocabulary, practice and technologies of aircraft maintenance management, the areas of concern for maintenance professionals, some tools used in the planning and control of maintenance, the personnel issues of training and safety, the processes of maintenance program development, and the aviation regulatory framework in which continuing airworthiness and aircraft maintenance is managed. Key areas of study: Aircraft maintenance concepts, aircraft maintenance in practice continuing airworthiness regulations maintenance programs and planning ageing aircraft

AVN411 Airline Business Models
Understand what it takes to lead an airline to success through this dynamic learning environment! such as Business models product development, network analysis and planning, pricing and revenue management, Distribution and sales, aircraft evaluation financing and acquisition, marketing and branding. Aircraft scheduling

AVN412 Air Traffic Management
The aim of this course is to introduce students to Air Traffic Management (ATM). Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts in ATM, including communications, navigation and surveillance infrastructure, regulatory frameworks, and operational procedures. Students will also be introduced to contemporary issues in ATM, including concepts of ‘free flight’ and associated changes in ATM systems.

AVN413 Operations Planning and Control
Effective Operation planning and control now stands at the core of every successful organizations as manufacturers strive to increase productivity without incurring unnecessary costs. As the need to deal effectively with the problems of production scheduling becomes more critical, staff needs to have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and functions of operation planning and control

AVN414 Aviation Information Systems
Throughout this course, information systems and management specific to airlines will be considered. Topics include: Aviation operational information; The evolution of Information Systems: A Management perspective; Structure of information in the future; Standard aviation information; Structure of Aviation Operational Information: Operator document systems; Flight operations information interchange; Management of Aviation Operational Information; Structured information for the cockpit; Strategic uses of Information Systems; Establishing a shared information management scheme; Display of electronic Information; Managing information system resources: information and technology; Airline Information Security Management; System Wide Information Management: Future ATM Information Networks; Future of aviation operational information

AVN415 Crew Resource Management
This course aims to provide a systematic approach to identify CRM in the cockpit, but also emphasizes that the concepts and training applications provide generic guidance and lessons learned for a wide variety of “crews” in the aviation system as well as in the complex and high-risk operations of many non-aviation settings.

AVN416 Aviation Strategy in the Global Context
This course focuses on the strategic role of the manager, emphasising insights relating to the process of strategy development. You will learn to develop skills in influencing an organisation to achieve its goals or mission

AFC211 Air Transportation
Through this course, students become familiar with the way an airport is organized, how air systems work and how flights are scheduled. Airport design, small craft transportation systems and global aviation are all subjects that may also be covered in an academic program in this field.

AFC212 Dangerous Goods Awareness
This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to work safely within the regulations covering dangerous goods by air. The course will cover the recognition, handling, storage and shipping of dangerous goods during operations involving aircraft.

AFC311 Risk Management in Aviation
This course aims to provide a systematic approach to identify risks, perform risk analysis, plan risk responses and monitor and control risks in aviation.

AFC312 Airline Operations
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of airline operational strategy. You will examine the various types of airline route structures, in particular hub-and-spoke and point-to-point networks. Based on airline network strategy, fleet planning is also investigated. The airline as a product will be explored including product design and alliance strategies. The importance of fuel on airline operations will be evaluated in terms of its economic impact, and special consideration will be given to fuel conservation. All of these aspects will then be encapsulated in the context of air fare structures and their distribution and yield management and their importance for airline operations

AFC313 Introduction to Astronomy

AFC 411 Crisis Management in Aviation
This course on crisis management offers students the basics in identifying, preventing, and controlling crisis situations in aviation. Crisis management basics, from preparation to training and compliance are discussed, as are various stages of a crisis, and the need to establish a crisis management team. Clearly identifying the roles and functions of each crisis management team member is essential for the ultimate success of contingency planning, which is also discussed. Students will receive extensive guidance on: Crisis management concepts, Crisis management plans, Crisis management teams, Crisis management facilities

AFC412 Airline Operation and Scheduling
Explores a variety of models and optimization techniques for the solution of airline schedule planning and operations problems. Schedule design, fleet assignment, aircraft maintenance routing, crew scheduling, passenger mix, and other topics are covered. Recent models and algorithms addressing issues of model integration, robustness, and operations recovery are introduced. Modeling and solution techniques designed specifically for large-scale problems, and state-of-the-art applications of these techniques to airline problems are detailed.

AFC413 Air Cargo Management and Operations
This course introduces you to the international air cargo mode. You will learn about the economics underpinning air cargo operations, the regulatory environment as it relates to the international air cargo mode, the roles of the air cargo mode in global supply chains, the air cargo services offered to the public, the rationale for and the forms of strategic partnerships and alliances employed in the air cargo industry, and the strategies employed by the various key stakeholders.

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