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Aviation Leasing & Finance - Professional Diploma

Course Details


Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Professional Diploma

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Faculty: Kemmy Business School

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Yvonne Delaney
Programme Director
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Brief Description

The Professional Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance is the first level 9 University-accredited programme in Ireland tailored for the Aviation Leasing sector. The programme is industry-led and was established in September 2014, in partnership with the Aviation Skillnet.


Students gain invaluable leasing and aviation sector knowledge and insights via modules taught by industry experts in addition to highly-regarded teaching from UL academics. The programme has consistently received excellent feedback from students.

The Professional Diploma runs over one academic year and is a minor award at masters level (30 ECTS at level 9).

Programme content

The programme will consist of 6 taught modules of aviation, leasing and finance related material. The programme will run over two semesters of 15 weeks each. Semesters run from January to May (Spring) and September to December (Autumn). Three modules will be covered in each semester. The programme will be a minor award at level 9 on the Quality & Qualification Ireland National Framework of Qualification. The programme credits are 30, which equates to a 10 to 15 hour workload per semester week for participants.

While the programme will require participants to undertake project and assignment work during each module to contextualise the material being covered, there is no major project element proposed for this programme.

Semester 1  Spring   Semester 2 Autumn
AM6001 Air Transportation Characteristics   IN6002 Integrated Risk Management
FI6052 Corporate Airline Finance   ME5072 Fleet Planning
FI6043 Aircraft Leasing   LA5082 Legal Aspects of Aviation Leasing and Finance



An honours level degree at a 2.2 standard and normally 3 to 5 years’ experience in the aviation and related industries.

The recognition of prior learning and prior experiential learning as per university policy will be applied to this course. UL’s PRL policy will be applied to this course.

The course board may at its discretion accept a level lower qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience

Entry is decided on a case by case basis 

What to include with your application

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long version)
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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For fees please click hereFees are subject to review.

This programme has secured funding under the Aviation Skillnet. Eligible companies and individuals can secure a 25% contribution towards course fees.  For funding information only, you or your employer should contact Maeve O Neill, at 061 423 622 or , to confirm that you are eligible for support. Subject to terms and conditions.

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.