t.BA.AV.INFRA-AP.19HS (Infrastructure - Airports) 
Module: Infrastructure - Airports
This information was generated on: 18 May 2024
Infrastructure - Airports
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Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2020

Short description

Introduction to the planning, design, operation and management of airport systems.

Module coordinator

Waltert Manuel (wate)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
You know the most important airport processes and airport subsystems and you understand how they interrelate to each other. You know how airport processes are integrated in transportation system(s) on the airside and the landslide. F K1-K3
You know the most important planning parameters for runways, taxiways, aprons, and stands. You know how to adequately size runways, taxiways, aprons, and stands based on international standards (e.g. EASA CS ADR-DSN). F, M K1-K3
You know how to plan and evaluate airport passenger terminals (passengers flows, definition of processes, sizing of infrastructure). F, M K1-K6
You have a solid understanding of selected topics in the field of airport operation and management. F, M K1-K4
You know how to apply simple capacity models for airport systems (runways, taxiways, stands, passenger processes, baggage sorting, etc.) and you are capable of conducting basic capacity analyses. F, M K3-K4
You are capable of adequately using airport-related terms and terminology. F K1-K3

Module contents

  • Introduction to Airports and Airport Systems
  • Definition of interface to transportation systems on the airside and the landslide
  • Design and layout of runways, taxiways, apron, and stands
  • Design and layout of docks and terminals
  • Airport capacity and simple capacity models
  • Introduction to airport delay and airport demand management
  • Introduction to passenger terminal processes, design and sizing of passenger processes
  • Airport planning (tactical, strategical and master planning)
  • Airport operations and management

Teaching materials

Slides, exercices and technical literature on Moodle. Teaching material is provided in English.

Supplementary literature

Odoni, A., & De Neufville, R. (2013). Airport systems: Planning, design, and management. 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill Professional.


Solid knowledge (BSc AV, semesters 1, 2, and 3) on mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, stochastics) and physics.

Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 2c
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Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester          
End-of-semester exam Written examination In writing 90 Min. Marking 100%

The exam questions are formulated in English. Students may answers in German and English.



Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Infrastructure - Airports - Vorlesung
Infrastructure - Airports - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.