MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Aviation Operations
Course Code ME4-06-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements 4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory:  Mathematics, English Language


Any MCAST Level 3 course

Other Entry Requirements Applicants will have to sit for an interview and/or Aptitude Test in technical understanding and Technical English. A pass in the Aptitude Test is a pre-requisite for entry.
Course Description This course is designed to equip individuals with the necessary understanding and an all-round introduction to the aviation industry for those who wish to further their career in one of its occupational areas. It may lead to roles in airports such as passenger liaison, ramp work, cargo operations and ground handling, aircraft operations and customer service. The course is structured to give learners an overview and preparation to specialized areas that interest career aspirations within aviation. The course covers the appropriate fundamentals for progression onto further aviation specialization in the sector.

The theoretical elements are supplemented with practical elements. Successful students can progress to the Bachelor of Arts(Honours) in Business Enterprise.

Study/Course Delivery Based on a Modular system covering theoretical and practical aspects
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the basic operations in the aviation industry

2. Apply the necessary theoretical and practical understanding of operation in airport terminals and aircraft operation environments

3. Understand the legal requirements in the aviation industry

4. Gain competence and develop skills in the principal areas of the Aviation Operation Industry.

Core Study Units Transversal Modules:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Accounts
  • Economics


Specialised Modules:

  • Health Safety and Security,
  •  International Aviation Network
  • Civil Aviation Regulation and Air Law
  • Management Skills
  • Marketing and Economics
  • Aircraft  Fundamentals and Characteristics
  • Weather and Environment
  • Customer Service
  • Air Passenger and Baggage Management
  • Communication in Aviation Environment
  • General Operations – Aircraft Dispatch
  • General Operations- Ramp Handling
  • Cargo Operation
  • Cabin Operation
  • Basic Fundamentals of Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft Handling
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Passenger check in
  • Passenger services
  • Flight operations
  • Aircraft dispatch
  • Ground handling