Airport Planning, Operations and Management

AVA30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


AVA20002 Airport Planning, Operation and Management

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide the student with a sound understanding of the principles and practices relating to airport planning, operation and management. Students are introduced to the airport industry, ways in which airports are planned and developed, methods of obtaining revenue and identifying and controlling costs. The theory is enhanced through participation in a sophisticated dynamic airport simulation. The simulation requires analysis and decision-making skills in order to creatively formulate and test appropriate airport models and operating environments.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Explain the regulatory framework within which airports operate
ULO2Describe passenger behaviour in airport terminals and its influence on airport design
ULO3Explain the economic impact of airports
ULO4Describe models of airport ownership and management
ULO5Identify numerous ways in which airports gain revenues and incur costs
ULO6Identify key aspects of airport master planning in terms of design issues, ground and air services, navigation aids and noise factors
ULO7Conduct individual critical analysis into an airport-related issue and deliver the findings in an oral and written presentation