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Global Business & Pilot Studies - Cork

Higher Education CAO
MT946

This is an ab-initio programme that provides embedded pilot training as part of a level 8 degree. This programme will see students study on campus for one year, undertake pilot training for a further two years, and then complete the final year of study online while working.

Award Name Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level Level 8 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ) Major Munster Technological University Level 8 NFQ
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Daytime, Full time
Qualification Letters:
BSc (Hons)
Apply to:
CAO
Restricted Entry:
Yes
CAO Points Round 1
Year Points
2023 317
2022 318

Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters).

Specific Subjects or course requirements

Score the necessary CAO points and meet Minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirements

6 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 4
Subjects H5 2
Maths Grade 06/H7
English or Irish Grade O6/H7

NOTE: Applicants must successfully complete an assessment by our approved training organisation partner, Atlantic Flight Training Academy. This may involve a simulator assessment, an interview and a medical assessment.

NOTE: There is a substantial non-standard cost associated with completing this programme as the aviation aspect of the programme is not covered by Government supports. This must be considered by all applicants. Visit www.mtu.ie/MT946

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 16 years of age or over on 1st January of the year of entry to the course. For the majority of courses, applicants for first year admission to MTU must score the necessary CAO points and satisfy the relevant minimum entry requirements for their programme of study.

Minimum entry requirements may be satisfied by the results of more than one Leaving Certificate. The minimum entry requirements may be varied for non-standard applicants and holders of QQI-FET awards.

2nd Chance Maths Exam
Some students who apply for MTU courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Maths through the Leaving Certificate examination. For such applicants, the University offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a MTU Maths Exam.

This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the MTU Maths Exam) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Maths entry standard and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate Maths entry standard.

Common Bonus Points Scale for Higher Level Maths

A bonus of 25 points is awarded to applicants who achieve a grade H6 or above in higher level (HL) Maths.

Formula:
All students presenting H6 or above in HL Maths will have 25 points added to their score for Maths.

The six highest subject points scores will then be counted to achieve a cumulative points score, as is normal practice. The bonus points will only be relevant in cases where the subject HL mathematics (including bonus points) is scored as one of the candidate’s six best subjects for points purposes. Consequently, if HL mathematics (cumulative points score) is not among these six subjects, the bonus points will not be included in the total points score. Bonus points will be awarded irrespective of the year in which the examinations were taken.

Foundation Maths

A minimum grade of F2 in foundation level Maths fulfils the minimum entry requirements in Maths for the following programmes

MT 541 Bachelor of Business
MT 571 BA in Early Childhood Education and Care
MT 574 BA in Social Care
MT 654 HC in Arts in Hospitality Studies
MT 655 HC in Arts in Culinary Studies
MT 941 Bachelor of Business (Honours)
MT 971 BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care
MT 974 BA (Honours) in Social Care
Maths is not required for entry to:

MT 575 BA in Community Development
MT 572 BA in Early Childhood Education & Care
MT 820 BA (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles)
MT 821 BA (Honours) in Fine Art
MT 822 BA (Honours) in Photography with New Media
MT 823 BA (Honours) in Visual Communications
MT 931 BA (Honours) in Popular Music - Electric Guitar
MT 932 BA (Honours) in Popular Music - Electric Bass Guitar
MT 933 BA (Honours) on Poplular Music - Keyboards
MT 934 BA (Honours) in Popular Music - Drums
MT 935 BA (Honours) in Popular Music - Voice
MT 936 BA (Honours) in Music
MT 938 BA (Honours) in Musical Theatre
MT 939 BA (Honours in Theatre and Drama Studies
Although not a requirement, if an applicant achieves a minimum grade of F2 in foundation level Maths this grade is recognised for entry and CAO points are awarded as follows: F1 = 20 points, F2 = 12 points.

Full details of minimum entry requirements for courses are outlined in the relevant course webpage. Applicants are advised to check the relevant subjects, tests, portfolios, and dates very carefully. In particular, there are early assessment procedures for some courses.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Progamme LCVP

Points Scoring for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module
Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to MTU full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications may wish to proceed to a FET-QQI course and in turn apply to third level on the basis of their FET-QQI award.

QQI FET Entry Requirements

Careers / Further progression

Further Studies
Graduates of this Level 8 degree may be eligible to apply for postgraduate programmes at MTU.

• MA in Global Business Practice
• MSc in International Business
• MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy
• MBA in Strategy
• Master & PhD by research

Career Opportunities
This pathway enables students to gain a broad understanding of international business while undertaking their training to become a pilot. Decision making and teamwork skills are enhanced during these stages which lend themselves to increasing the abilities of the student and creating a better equipped pilot. The competencies developed during this programme will help put students in a position whereby they can progress their professional aviation careers (as pilots) in an industry that is multi-faceted and where transferable skills are invaluable.

Course Web Page

Further information

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Fees
Year 1: €3,007 payable to MTU.

Years 2 & 3: €82,500* payable to AFTA, plus €357 to MTU.

Year 4: €3,500 payable to MTU.

*This amount is payable to AFTA for the integrated flight training programme. Please refer to www.afta.ie for a summary of included and excluded costs) Agreed instalment plans are available.


Additional costs may be incurred during the process of flight training such as:

Online CUT-E assessment €60 and AFTA assessment fee: €300.
Medical exam for EASA Class 1 Initial Medical: €650
Renewal of EASA Class 1 Medical: €250
Type-Rating: <€30,000 (employer dependant)
ATPL theory exams and licence fees: Approximately €2,000
(Prices correct as of September 2022)

The Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 2023/2024 is €3,000. This is an annual charge which is set by the Government for all full-time third level students.

EU Tuition Fees
Many undergraduate students attending publicly funded third-level courses do not have to pay tuition fees. Under the terms of the Free Fees Initiative, the Government will pay these fees to the colleges instead.

Students undertaking a second undergraduate course, non-EU students, students studying by ACCS mode and students taking a year of a course for a second time (i.e., Repeating a year/level) may be liable for tuition fees.

Students who have previously accepted or attended another third-level course must complete a Previous college form and submit it to their campus fees office so we can determine your tuition fee liability. Failure to complete this form may result in students losing their HEA Funding.

Entry 2024 - Restricted Course

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2024 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2024 at 5pm

Be sure to complete any action well in advance of closing dates. You should avoid submitting an application close to a closing date. No extensions to closing dates will be allowed and all fees are non-refundable.

Restricted Courses
Applying for a restricted course – you must have applied to CAO by 1 February 2024 at 5pm if you wish to apply for a restricted course. The restricted course must be included on your course choices list by that date, or added to your application using the facility to amend course choices (for a fee of €10) before 1 March at 5pm.

Restricted courses normally require additional assessment procedures, for example, the submission of a portfolio, an oral assessment or interview, or a written assessment. Restricted courses are identified in the handbook by the words “(Restricted - see page 3)" on the same line as the restricted course’s title. Please make sure to acquaint yourself with the additional requirements, if any, of the restricted course(s) that you have applied for and go to page 24 of the 2024 CAO Handbook for more information about interviews and assessments.

Exception: If a restricted course shares the exact same assessment procedures with a course you had applied for by 1 February 2024, you may be permitted to introduce it on a Change of Mind. You should consult with the relevant HEI before introducing such a course.

Mature Applicants
Mature applicants – most HEIs will require mature applicants, who wish to be assessed on mature grounds, to have applied to CAO by 1st February 2024 at 5pm, and include course choices by that date or add them using the facility to amend course choices (for a fee of €10) before 1 March at 5pm. (This restriction does not apply if the applicant wishes to be considered on the basis of school leaving qualifications only.) For more information about applying to CAO on the basis of mature years go to www.cao.ie/mature

Supplementary Admission Routes
Applying for DARE and/or HEAR – to be considered for DARE and/or HEAR, applicants must have registered on the CAO system by 1 February 2024 at 5pm. To apply to DARE, you must answer YES to Question 1 ('Do you wish to be considered for DARE?) on Section A of the fully completed Supplementary Information Form (SIF) by 5pm on 1 March 2024.

To apply to HEAR, you must indicate on your CAO application that you wish to apply for HEAR and fully and correctly complete all elements of the online HEAR form by 5pm on 1 March 2024.

Supporting documents for DARE and/or HEAR applicants must be sent to CAO offices before 15 March 2024 at 5pm

Overview
This is an ab-initio programme that provides embedded pilot training as part of a level 8 degree. This programme will see students study on campus for one year, undertake pilot training for a further two years, and then complete the final year of study online while working.

For prospective pilots, the ability to complete flight training together with an honours degree provides the student with a unique opportunity to take a blended approach to becoming a professional pilot.

The benefit of being able to experience life on campus enables students to develop social and interpersonal skills. The final year of the programme affords students the opportunity to complete their third level studies whilst working as a pilot through the delivery of exclusively online lectures tailored for actively working aviation professionals.

NOTE: There is a substantial non-standard cost associated with completing this programme as the aviation aspect of the programme is not covered by Government supports. This must be considered by all applicants. See entry requirements below for further information.

First Year at a Glance:
• Develop an understanding of global business issues – as many Irish businesses and multinational companies trade internationally, this skill is in strong demand

• Find out more about marketing, management, and culture. Culture is an essential element of this programme as it broadens your insight into the wider world

• Build your teamwork and interpersonal skills by complementing your knowledge with strong interpersonal skills

• Develop some skills and knowledge that may be useful in undertaking your flight training

Question Time
Do I need to attend classes in Cork?
Classes for year 1 are completed on the MTU Bishopstown Campus, Cork. Years 2 & 3 will be completed at AFTA, Cork Airport. Year 4 is delivered online.

Is this award internationally recognised?
Yes. All MTU awards are mapped to the National Framework of Qualifications which in turn is mapped to the European Framework for Qualifications. This allows for mutual recognition and through that, world-wide validity. Both NFQ and EFQ are legislation-based entities.

Upon completion of studies at AFTA, each cadet will have attained a fATPL, consisting of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL), Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR), will have completed an APS MCC course, and an UPRT training.

Is the programme mainly focused on aviation?
The key benefit of this programme is undertaking a programme that trains you as a pilot while also developing your business skills. Years 1 and 4 are mainly business and years 2 and 3 are mainly aviation.

When I commence flight training at AFTA, am I still considered a MTU student?
Yes, enrolled students will be registered MTU students throughout the programme. This will confer access to all of MTU’s facilities.

Katie Power
T: +353 (0)21 433 5939
E: aviation@mtu.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Daytime, Full time
Qualification Letters:
BSc (Hons)
Apply to:
CAO
Restricted Entry:
Yes
CAO Points Round 1
Year Points
2023 317
2022 318