Aviation Management

Aviation Management Department

Academic Staff

  • Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Kadri AKYÜZ (Head of Aviation Management Department)
  • Email:mkadri.akyuz@dicle.edu.tr

    Extension: 8428

  • Assistant Professor Veysi ASKER
  • Extension: 8426

  • Assistant Professor Bahri Baran KOÇAK
  • Assistant Professor Muhammed Fatih YÜRÜK
  • Extension: 8430

  • Research Assistant Şahap AKAN

The Department of Aviation Management was established in 2018 to train future managers who will work in airports and airline companies. The department provides graduates with basic knowledge of air and aviation management, and offers a coordinated curriculum of business courses and basic aviation courses. The department also conducts training courses in line with the demand from the sector.

In order to graduate, students must successfully complete a course load of 240 ECTS, including a graduation project and a 30-day internship. Graduates of the program can work in airline companies, airport operator organizations, ground handling companies, maintenance organizations, aviation training institutions, and other aviation-related institutions. Thanks to the general management skills and operational expertise gained by the program, graduates can find jobs in all areas of aviation.

The aviation sector has undergone rapid change and development in recent years, driven by globalization, technology, and communication. The share of air transport in the transportation sector has steadily increased, and the efficiency and market share of enterprises and organizations serving in the sector have grown significantly. As a result, the aviation sector now employs 33 million people and generates a turnover of 1.8 trillion dollars. According to economic indicators, employment and growth figures in the aviation sector are expected to continue to increase in the coming years.

In recent years, civil air transportation activities have been developing rapidly in Turkey. The importance of the aviation sector in Turkey is increasing day by day, and the country is becoming a regional center in the sector. While the number of passengers in the world has been increasing at an annual average rate of approximately 5% in the last decade, the rate of increase in Turkey is much higher than the world averages. Turkey is now a regional leader not only in passenger and freight transportation, but also in airport and terminal management, aircraft maintenance, production, and modernization services.

The aviation sector is poised for continued growth in the coming years. The increasing demand for air travel, driven by globalization and economic growth, will create new opportunities for the sector. In addition, technological advances in aircraft design and production, as well as in air traffic management, will further improve the efficiency and safety of air travel. As a result, the aviation sector is likely to continue to play an important role in the global economy in the years to come.

The Aviation Management Program at Dicle University aims to:

  • Meet the need for trained manpower in air transport management in the aviation sector, both in the private and public sectors.
  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze the structure of the aviation system and its relations with other sectors.
  • Give students a good understanding of national and international regulations and practices related to the aviation sector.
  • Train students in the management and business knowledge required for management positions.
  • Equip students with the aviation infrastructure necessary to work in the aviation sector.
  • Develop students' leadership, creativity, communication, group work, and problem-solving skills.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to get to know the business world closely by interacting with relevant sector organizations during their education.
  • Train students in the use of information technologies at the best level.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of the Aviation Management Program will be able to:

  • Analyze the structure of the aviation system and its relations with other sectors.
  • Understand and apply national and international regulations and practices related to the aviation sector.
  • Manage air transport operations in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Lead and motivate teams in the aviation sector.
  • Use information technologies to improve the efficiency of air transport operations.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders in the aviation sector.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Aviation Management Program can work in a variety of positions in the aviation sector, including:

  • Air traffic controller
  • Aircraft dispatcher
  • Airport manager
  • Flight operations manager
  • Cabin crew manager
  • Ground handling manager
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Safety manager
  • Security manager