Goals of study field “Air Traffic Control and Management”

The field is focused on university degree education of experts for upper-level management posts in the domain of civil aviation, with an emphasis on Czech and European environment. Study field content follows bachelor studies (especially study field Air Transport) and it is in line with qualification requirements united for EU member states and laid down by standards from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other EU institutions.

Knowledge and skills acquired during bachelor studies are deepened by theory-based and transportation technology-oriented subjects (both faculty-wide). Specific subjects are focused on operational technology whose aim is to extend aviation domain knowledge. Additional specialization is provided in form of dedicated projects and project-related subjects.

Our students are currently focused on specific work within following projects:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • CNS/ATM Systems
  • European Approach to Aircraft Maintenance
  • Reliability and Quality in Civil Aviation
  • Space Technologies
  • Modern Approach to Air Transport Safety
  • Modern Approach to Air Transport Security
  • Modern Trends in Airports Development
  • Operation and Economics of Air Transport
  • Air Traffic Management

The goal of master’s studies is to provide graduates with the necessary training required by Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic for performing theoretical examination for upper-level management posts. Graduates are expected to finish their studies in line with law, i.e. by passing state examination and defending their master’s thesis.

Profile of the study program graduate

Acquired knowledge and skills – general, expert and miscellaneous:

Graduates acquire theoretical knowledge corresponding to master’s degree education in the domain of transportation.

The study is focused on theoretical subjects (mathematical algorithms, technical physics in transportation, operational research and queuing theory), preparatory subjects (project management information technology, knowledge management establishment for companies, plasticity and breach theory), humanistic subjects (transportation psychology) and domain-specific subjects (flight safety, quality in air transport, design of future aviation systems, aviation management and marketing, reliability and serviceability of aviation technology and many others). All graduates must have good general and aviation-specific English skills.

The study field regards robust acquisition of civil aviation domain knowledge, familiarization with aviation operational aspects, especially with regard to commercial air transport, flight safety and security, quality, communication, navigation, surveillance, air traffic control and aircraft maintenance. Graduates are well oriented in operations and economics of air transport and have all the necessary theoretical knowledge for further development in the domain.

Qualification preparedness and professional adaptability to workplace requirements and demands:

Graduates are trained to perform management tasks for aviation organizations with knowledge corresponding to current European and world-wide standards. In the domain of aircraft maintenance, graduates have the option to pass theoretical exams at Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic according to European regulation Part-66, allowing them to perform their duties anywhere in the EU.

Likewise, graduates are well prepared for passing similar exams in the domain of commercial air transport according to EU-OPS regulation.

Professions and institutions, where the education can be applied:

Graduates will find employment in various leading operational, technical and economical functions in aviation. They are able to hold responsible positions at middle and upper management positions at airlines, international airports, air navigation service providers and various oversight functions at civil aviation authorities and other civil aviation regulatory bodies. Due to versatility and robustness of the study field, graduates can find their employment in Europe and world-wide as aviation domain experts.

Skills, knowledge and other requirements for applicant admission to the study field:

Basic requirement for admission to master´s study field is a successful completion of bachelor´s studies. Qualification check is part of entrance examination, regulated by dean directives. The examination consists of theoretical knowledge check from the domain of air transport and aviation English. Deadline for submitting applications, acceptance requirements, verification mechanisms, form and content of the examination as well as criteria for its evaluation are regularly published on website of Faculty of Transportation Sciences and on dedicated boards.

Requirements for study field students:

Exam requirements

Act No 111/1998 Sb. on higher education institutions, as amended, in section 62, paragraph 1, letter d) entitles students to take examinations pursuant to the provisions of the degree programme. Detailed specification is included in the “Study and Examination Code for Students of CTU in Prague” (internal CTU regulation).

State examination content

Master’s degree study programme is, in line with applicable law, completed by verbal state examination (typically after 3rd semester), which can be combined with master’s thesis defence. Otherwise is the defence organized separately (typically after 4rd semester).

Verbal examination scope and content

For verbal examination, there are two compulsory areas and one compulsory optional.

Compulsory areas:
• Air Traffic Management
• Air Transport Operations

Compulsory optional:
• Safety in Air Transport
• Aviation Maintenance
• ATM/CNS systems