Airport Engineering and Operations

Airport Engineering and Operations is a module selected from the Specialist Diploma in Aviation Management and Services. It enables participants to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills without the need to pursue a full specialist diploma. As this is a stackable course, participants may choose to complete the remaining modules, within the validity period of two years, to be awarded the full Specialist Diploma qualification.

This module looks into how aerodrome operators ensure both high serviceability and efficient operations at airport facilities. The learning scope covers the maintenance of airport infrastructure, routine maintenance procedures, and operational standards for airport facilities.

Participants will also learn about the functions of an airport operation centre, different emergency situations in the aviation industry, notification processes for accidents, along with its corresponding classifications, and standard operating procedures in airport operations.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the factors involved in an airport terminal design

  • Demonstrate an understanding on passenger processes and operations management of a terminal building

  • Perform capacity assessment of the various components of a terminal building based on the Airport Development Reference Manual

  • Determine the parameters in the design of runway, taxy-way, and apron

  • Describe the steps involved in airport master planning

Entry Requirement

Applicants should possess a polytechnic diploma or degree in Engineering or Hospitality from recognised institution. Preferably, applicants should also have at least two years of relevant working experience.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least five years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by Republic Polytechnic upon completing the module.

New Intake Commencement Duration Mode and Venue Schedule Application Start and End Date
Apr 2023 30 Hours Online Learning & Face-to-face lesson at Republic Polytechnic Tuesday (7:00pm - 10:00pm) Dec 2022 – Jan 2023

Application outcome will be released at least 3 weeks prior to course commencement

Note: RP reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice.
Please click on the "Register" button to view the updated course schedule and fees on the Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP).
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Last updated on 21 Dec 2023

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