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National Diploma Aviation Operations with Business


The  National  Diploma  in  Aviation  Operations  with  Business  is  a  High  School equivalent vocational qualification, ideal for students aged 16 years plus who want an alternative learning environment to High School.  

This programme is designed to provide an all-round introduction to the business and aviation operations industry for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many occupational areas such as passenger liaison, ramp work, cargo operations and ground handling, along with traditional business and airline jobs, including customer service positions. 

Why enrol on this programme?

The programme provides students with a sound foundation in the aviation industry, while also developing business skills which are essential for gaining employment or for securing career progression. It has been designed to allow students to study specialist units that reflect their career aspirations and the diverse nature of the aviation operations industry.


The National  Diploma  in  Aviation  Operations  with  Business  is  a  dual  award programme conferred by  Emirates  Aviation University and  Pearson  BTEC,  UK.  The EAU award is recognised by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)in Dubai.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the National Diploma in Aviation Operations with Business are equipped with the foundation knowledge and skills with various aviation departments or pursue further study in a relevant field.


Two Years

Mode of delivery

Full-time and semester-based; studying four to six courses per semester.  

A typical two year study plan 

Semesters Course Title Course Type
Semester One
Environmental Impacts of Aviation Core
The Business Environment Core
Airfares and Ticketing Aviation
Developing Teams in Business Business
Semester Two Researching Current Issues in Aviation Core
Business Resources Core
The UK Aviation Industry Aviation
On-board Passenger Operations Aviation
Managing a Business Event  Business
Semester Three Ramp Handling  Aviation
Flight Operations  Aviation
Airfield Operations  Aviation
Marketing in the Aviation Industry  Aviation
International Business  Business
Recruitment and Selection in Business  Business
Semester Four Supply Chain Organisation  Business
Understanding Business Ethics  Business
Management Accounting  Business
Managing Conflict in Aviation  Aviation
Health and Safety in the Aviation Industry Aviation
Security in the Aviation Industry  Aviation

 The above programme of study is for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change.  

Grade 11 or equivalent, minimum cumulative average of 60% 

British System IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level Five IGCSE/GCSE/O-level subjects at grade 'C' or above.  BTEC Qualification: First Diploma Business or Engineering.  English Proficiency: Original scores for any of the following - TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL  CBT  (173);  or  TOEFL  IBT  (61);  or  IELTS (5); or PTE Academic (36) or sit  the Emirates Aviation University's English Language Entry Test. For professional advice on entry requirements, please contact EAU Admissions on +97146050122 / +971 46050124 /+971 46050127/+971 46050174 or  

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 52,500 per year


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

How to Apply?

For  information  on  how  to  apply  for  a  course  at  Emirates  Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide