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
  • CSN/ATM Technology and Operational Procedures
  • Aviation Safety and Security
  • Human Factor in Aviation
  • Modern Trends and Development of the Airports
  • Operation and Economic of the Air Transport

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.

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.