Module code: MANM335

Module Overview

To provide a simulated industrial environment where knowledge and skills gained from the taught components of the course can be applied to solving an air transport management problem.

Module provider

Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Module Leader

O'CONNELL Frankie (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 139

Seminar Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Group working skills

  • Presentation skills

  • Introduction to the project

  • Workshops

  • Self-reflective reviews

  • Guest speaker presentations

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) GROUP REPORT (5000 WORDS) 50
Oral exam or presentation GROUP PRESENTATION 50

Alternative Assessment

Group presentation will be replaced by an individual assignment on the presentation topic of 2000 words.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is aimed at giving students the opportunity to gradually build up their knowledge and understanding of key issues in air transport management and is designed to allow students to evidence their achievement of the learning outcomes. The assessment comprises a group presentation and a group report.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • For the first assessment (i.e., the group presentation) students will be working as a group to solve a simulated problem faced by an airline.

  • Students are required to write up a group report based on the group presentation.  This report has a target length of 5000 words.

Formative feedback

  • During the first seminar, the coursework and the feedback process is explained.

  • Feedback is also provided during and after in-class discussions

  • Students work in groups on a task which reflects the report requirements and receive feedback on their work.

  • As part of the formative feedback, students are provided with good and bad practice examples and in group discussion will discuss the key components of good reports and less good reports.

  • Once marking is completed, students are able to access a report online which contains detailed generic feedback as well as a breakdown of marks. This enables students to assess their own performance compared to their peer students.

Summative feedback

  • For the group presentation, students receive oral feedback immediately after the presentation

  • For the group report, students receive written feedback together with their returned reports. Apart from comments on the reports, students will be given a formal sheet outlining their strengths, areas for improvements and suggestions on how to improve students’ performance for other assignments.

  • A post-coursework feedback session is designed to help students to fully understand the feedback given

Module aims

  • Provide students with a simulated industrial environment where knowledge and skills gained from the taught components of the course can be applied to solving an air transport management problem.
  • To enhance students group working skills and presentation skills.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Have a thorough understanding of key management and operational issues in airline management; KC
2 Appraise and critique the work of other practitioners and specialists; CT
3 Plan, manage and complete work to a deadline within a team environment; PT
4 Appreciate the contributions of other team members; PT
5 Collaborate with other team members to produce a group report within a set deadline; KC
6 Contribute effectively to a group presentation and competently defend the findings of the project in the presence of academics and practitioners. PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The teaching and learning strategy is designed to provide a framework of contemporary knowledge and theories supported by examples from industry. The current issues and debates will be highlighted so that the students are able to apply critical thinking to the literature. The teaching and learning methods are based on a series of lectures and, where appropriate case studies and guest lectures.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Seminars and/or class discussion (1 hours x 11 sessions)

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Air Transport Management MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.