Singapore University of Social Sciences

Airport Design and Planning

Airport Design and Planning (LOG343)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Business Administration, International Trade, Science and Technology, Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


The airport industry plays a key role in global economic development. An airport is a complex system of facilities and forms an essential part of the air transport system. LOG343 Airport Design and Planning covers essential elements in designing and planning airports. The main topics include airport planning, airport design including runways, taxiways, aprons, and passenger terminals, airport capacity planning and management, visual and radio navigation aids, and airport safety and emergency management systems. The course will also cover airport economics, finance, and marketing, airport cities, and will conclude with discussing the impacts of Industry 4.0 on the airport industry as well as the best practices in the airport industry.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Introduction to the Airport Industry
  • Airport Planning
  • Designing Airfield Components
  • Airport Design: Passenger Terminals
  • Airport Capacity Planning and Management
  • Visual and Radio Navigation Aids
  • Airport Safety Management Systems
  • Airport Emergency Management Systems
  • Airport Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Airport Cities
  • Industry 4.0 and the Airport Industry
  • Best Practices in the Airport Industry

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise airport safety and emergency management systems.
  • Illustrate the application of Industry 4.0 technologies and best practices in managing the airport industry.
  • Examine airport economics, finance, and marketing and the factors impacting the development of airport cities.
  • Determine the processes and factors involved in airport planning studies.
  • Analyse the design concepts for airfield components and passenger terminals.
  • Verify the concepts of capacity planning, and various visual and radio navigation aids in airports.
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