Taught Postgraduate Programs

Master of Science in International Air Transport Operations Management

Program Objectives

Executives in the aeronautical industry must have technical knowledge, managerial skills and a thorough understanding of the regulatory context associated with air transport. This multidisciplinary sector creates major challenges that call for improvements in  staff  capabilities and skills in developing and effectively and efficiently managing their respective domains. 

In order to respond to these challenges, the MSc program in International Air Transport Operations Management (IATOM) has been  developed. It is jointly offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at  HKUST, in partnership with the Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC), which is currently the largest aeronautical university in Europe and the only aviation-oriented university in France offering a wide and complete panel of aeronautics-oriented degree bearing programs and continuing & professional education programs, serving the aeronautical world, and particularly the air transport sector. 

The program aimed towards equipping those wishing to develop careers in this field with the knowledge and skillsets required, and is also geared to enhancing the knowledge of professionals already employed in this sector. The program combines the technical, economic and managerial skills that are specific to air transport which will improve and enhance the capabilities, allowing students to gain exposure to the various core aspects of air transport and how they are integrated with the technology developments in the real operational environment. Upon graduation, each student shall receive a joint institutionl Master of Science in International Air Transport Operations Management (MSc IATOM) degree certificate from ENAC and HKUST. Since the IATOM degree is accredited and recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, a separate certificate recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education will be issued by ENAC.

For details of the program, please visit the program website.

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MSc(IATOM) Program, Professional Program Office
Room 5603 (5/F, Lifts 29-30)
School of Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR