Sustainable Aviation

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainable Aviation

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Aerospace Engineering, Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    This module will provide students with a comprehensive treatment of emissions markets for the aviation sector. The key emissions markets will be discussed, including the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation and the voluntary emissions markets. Mitigation of aviation emissions via the EU ETS and voluntary emissions markets will be a particular focus. The economics and politics underlying emissions reductions efforts in the aviation sector will be outlined. The module concludes with a presentation of the mitigation strategies available to the aviation industry, including operational efficiency, aircraft design and alternative fuels.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Articulate climate change issues, the contribution of the aviation sector to climate change and the emerging climate change policies impacting the aviation sector.
    2. Distinguish between the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation and voluntary emissions markets.
    3. Explain the role of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme in reducing aviation emissions.
    4. Explain the role of the voluntary emissions markets in reducing aviation emissions.
    5. Describe the primary mitigation strategies available to the aviation sector, including operational efficiency, aircraft design and alternative fuels.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.