MSc in International Air Transport Operations Management
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International Air Transport Operations Management
The program is jointly offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of HKUST and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse, France, which is currently the largest aeronautical university in Europe. With great exposure to the various core aspects of air transport, it aims to equip those who want to enter the positions for versatile managers, air transport professionals or to enhance the knowledge of those who have already been working in the sector.

Upon graduation, students shall be awarded a joint Master of Science degree in International Air Transport Operations Management (IATOM) by HKUST and ENAC. 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 also be issued by ENAC.


ENAC is internationally recognized as the leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe, equipped with innovative research laboratories, providing a broad range of training, studies and research activities.

It provides a comprehensive range of higher education programs ranging from Bachelor to Master of Science, Aviation Advanced Master as well as Ph.D. in the domains of aeronautics and aviation. It is also well known for providing training to pilots from airlines worldwide.

ENAC and HKUST jointly offer Master program in International Air Transport Operations Management which is a unique opportunity for students to gain international exposure. The program emphasizes the application of up-to-date engineering and management concepts or methods in the aeronautical and aviation industry.

Program Details 

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering / Engineering Management / Materials Science and Engineering / Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Civil Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Industrial Engineering, or a related field from a recognized university or tertiary institution. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in other non-engineering disciplines must have relevant working experience in the air transport industry or aviation related fields.

Program Fee

The nominal program fee for 2020 Fall intake is HK$215,000 (paid in 4 installments: 1st installment - HK$64,500; 2nd – 4th installments – pay with euro) 


Students are required to complete a total of 63 credits (126 ECTS), including a first term of 18 credits (36 ECTS) of courses at HKUST, second and third terms of a total of 30 credits (60 ECTS) of courses at ENAC, and a 6-month internship of 15 credits (30 ECTS) in the air transport industry. All courses will be taught in English. For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program Catalog & Course Catalog

Remark: This is an exempted program under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance in Hong Kong. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualifications to which this program may lead. 


This program is a gateway for students to learn from our professors with diverse knowledge and research experience in the field gained from the top engineering institutions from around the world. 


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to Office of Postgraduate Studies

Early application is recommended for non-local applicants for visa processing.

Application Deadline Round 1 Round 2
Full-Time Applications for Fall 2020 Intake 1 January 2020 1 April 2020


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One-year studying in ENAC gave me a good opportunity to approach the most updating technology in civil aviation. The professors are always professional covering all-round industries, like manufacturer, airlines, MRO, supplier, aircraft leasing, consulting, technical service provider.
WEI Yongchao
(Mainland China)