The content of the course focused on the theoretical and practical examination of operational and strategic management tasks (planning, Enscheidung, implementation and monitoring) and role of innovation and technology management in the aviation industry. Processes of business analysis and strategy development are illustrated by realistic problems and case studies.
Repetition of fundamentals from the bachelor programme; options and limits of internal financing: financing by revenues and further capital emission, advantages and disadvantages of internal financing; options and limits of external financing: banks (credit worthiness assessments by banks, accounting requirements, liquidity requirements, optimisation of assets and liabilities), financial holding companies (forms of financing, venture capital, private equity companies), business angels, going public, private placement (off-exchange capital market, legal forms, participation rights, capital commitment, taxes), capital sharing (reasons, claims, characteristics), public funding (promotional purposes, eligibility conditions, forms of funding); forms of equity and debt financing: fundamentals, trade credits, promissory notes, bonds; forms of equity capital financing: limited partner's shares, stocks, limited company shares; special forms: leasing, sale and leaseback, factoring, forfaiting
Imparting of knowledge is based on scientific models, theories and evidence. The significance of humans in highly automated systems and their ensuing influence on safety is the major topic of the lecture. Course content ist concerned with the term and significance of the discipline of human factors as well as the domains of specialization - organization and human performance. Lecture content for organizational human factors is concerned with communication, leadership, organizational culture and safety culture. Lecture content for the topic of human performance is concerned with cognition (fundamental knowledge), mental workload, stress, situation awareness, decision-making, human-computer interaction. Scientific methods for the conduction of human factors studies is also part of the lecture content.
The course deals with the Fluid Mechanics of Newtonian fluids and gases; particular focus is put on applications in Aerodynamics.
Thermo- and Aerodynamics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588107Heat Transfer 3 SWS3 ECTS
The course deals with the primary mechanisms of heat transfer for steady-state and transient systems. The three types of heat transfer – conduction, convection and radiation – are worked out in theory and then illustrated with particular examples.
Introduction to fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic drive and control engineering: physical basics; design, operating principle and calculation of essential components (e.g. pumps, valves); concepts of basic circuit diagrams and layout of basic control systems.
Introduction to the design process and the resulting product management and marketing tasks; raising engineering-oriented students' awareness of cost and time constraints during the design process; raising management-oriented students' awareness of the required technical design steps and tasks; sensitising students to the need for parallel and sequential design steps and their implications for product management and marketing; presentation of possible means to assure and increase customer satisfaction and customer acceptance; positioning and focus of an airline with explanations of the hub-and-spoke system as well as alliances; network planning containing the development of new routes, the monitoring of existing routes, all costs concerned, break-even analysis, controlling and benchmarking, competitor analysis; all pricing matters, fare types and yield management; budgeting process including production, yield, passenger, cost and staff budgeting; forms of possible cooperation between airlines that are beyond contracts completed in the ordinary course of business like Blocked Space Agreements, Joint-Venture and Code Share Agreements; loyalty programmes such as frequent flyer programmes and incentive schemes; communication policies like sales organization and promotion, advertising and public relations activities; various aspects that are relevant for the marketing department of an airline such as charter flights, reservations and call centers, ground operation, customer relations, quality management and cargo.
Air Transport | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588210Air Transport Management 2 SWS2 ECTS
Based on the prevailing technical requirements of aircraft and infrastructure facilities in the field of civil aviation (airports, air traffic control), this course aims at demonstrating how various areas of civil aviation are interrelated and complement each other in order to ensure effective and safe air traffic. Thereby the basic legal and economic framework is also taken into consideration.
Air Transport | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588209Maintenance Management 3 SWS3 ECTS
Definition of aircraft maintenance; maintenance segments and markets; continuing airworthiness and continuing airworthiness management organisations; Part-145 maintenance organisations; Part-66 certifying staff maintenance; reliability-centred maintenance; scheduled maintenance development (ATA MSG-3); maintenance costs; major processes in a maintenance organisation.
Aircraft Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588204Aircraft Systems 2 SWS2 ECTS
Description and operating principles of aircraft systems, ATA (Air Transport Association) Chapter, system integration into aircraft.
Aircraft Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588205Flight Control Systems 3 SWS3 ECTS
Fundamentals of flight mechanics (notations and quantities, coordinate systems), automatic control engineering (classical and modern methods); elements of the control loop (aircraft, sensors, actuators, control units); functions and structure of flight control loops; modern control design methods (optimal control (LQR), eigenstructure assignment, observer design, Kalman filter, LQG); nonlinear control (dynamic inversion).
Fundamentals/Introduction; positioning of industrial management in business studies, identification and registration of industrial enterprises; industrial sites: corporate structures, embedding of an enterprise into the environmental and economic system, siting models, planning of the spatial organisation of industrial enterprises (site controlling); business organisation: formation and process organisation of industrial enterprises, influencing factors on organisational structures, organisational types of production, the interface to other departments (R&D, Marketing, Controlling); industrial plant management: procurement of plants, facilities and installations, maintenance, organisation of plant management; industrial production management: fundamentals and figures of industrial production management, short theory of production, production planning and control; industrial data processing: industrial applications of data processing, projects for the integration of data processing systems; ecological aspects of industrial production: basics, strategic environmental management, options of implementing environmentally friendly production
Propulsion Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588208Chemistry and Fuels 1 SWS1 ECTS
Introduction to basic concepts of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry based on practical issues from the fields of corrosion, fuels and lubricants. Additionally, basic knowledge in environmental management is presented (ISO 14001 and EMAS).
Based on the technological fundamentals acquired in the course Thermal Turbo-Engines and Jets, this course aims at presenting the design principles of different engine components. Furthermore, the issue of flight safety and its effects on engine design are discussed. In this context, special emphasis is laid on the interrelation between design principles and damage mechanisms.
Fundamentals of database systems and programming, web programming, database design and retrieval.
Scientific Foundations | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 150588203Scientific Writing and Speaking in Aeronautics 2 SWS2 ECTS
Focus on aeronautical technology and aviation management in scientific communication; emphasis on technical-scientific writing; working with scientific journal articles; practice of fluency in subject-specific situations.
Scientific Foundations | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588201Statistics and Data Analysis 2 SWS2 ECTS
Introduction, definition of probability, averages and moments, combinatorial analysis, limit theorems, Bayes' theorem, continuous variables, Poisson process, Poisson distribution and waiting times, assigning of probabilities, estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, multivariate analysis, factor analysis.
Mechanical and durability testing of aerospace materials. Production, casting, processing, and machining of aerospace materials. Aluminum alloys. Titanium alloys. Magnesium alloys. Steels for aircraft structures. Polymers for aerospace structures. Manufacturing of composites. Fatigue of aerospace materials.
Overview of the history of civil aviation with special focus on the development of jet aircraft; basic considerations influencing the choice of the means of transportation; classification of airlines; comparison of productivity between full-service and low-cost carriers; strategic alliances and hub management; classification of aircraft according to their operational task; seat-range diagram; comparison between the global market forecast at Airbus and Boeing; dimensioning of an aircraft; strategic fleet policy; discussion of AOCV and its present application at Tyrolean Airways; selected chapters of JAR-OPS; slot management; SITA-ACARS; de-icing of aircraft; aircraft performance from the perspective of the pilot in command; planning of scheduled flights – from dispatch to the actual flight.
Fundamentals of quality management, distinction between norms and standards, ISO 9000:2000 family (9000, 9001, 9004), detailed discussion of ISO 9001:2000, quality criteria, quality loop, process orientation, framework for quality objectives, documentation.
Scientific research methods are developed and improved at master's level: preparation of thesis including choice of topic and planning; searching for literature and treatment of research; implementation of original ideas; structuring; scientific writing: organisation, formatting and style of thesis in accordance with department's guidelines and writing template.
Social Skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588401Strategies and Visions in Aeronautics 2 SWS2 ECTS
Examples of historical quantum leaps in aeronautical technology; product life cycles in the aviation industry; status quo and current challenges of today's air transport system; exemplary visions such as ACARE and NGATS (USA); proposed solutions to special challenges caused by increasingly important environmental protection regulations, profitability requirements and changing travel behaviour due to demographic developments; challenges and visions in ATC/ATM, for example SESAR; processes and tools for developing and evaluating future scenarios, visions and innovation management; funding instruments for future technologies illustrated by using the example of an EU-funded project (including all steps towards the submission of a proposal, the formation of a consortium, reporting and so on); presentation of students' ideas and visions for the future.
Social Skills | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 150588402Teams and Interaction 2 SWS3 ECTS
Raising the awareness of the importance of emotional intelligence and social skills in teams and project groups as well as for leading groups. The course provides students with knowledge, skills and tools that can help them in their professional life concerning optimizing teamwork, leading and moderating a team. The lecture content is concerned with the topics of team development, team roles, definition of goals, communication in teams, constructive criticism, conflict communication, conflict escalation, conflict resolution dialog, Harvard Concept