Aviation Security Management - University of Geneva (classroom)

Did you know that in the past 3 years, 84 participants from 32 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

Since 2001 the challenges and risks to the aviation industry have been growing rapidly. International civil aviation has suffered a series of attacks targeting airlines, airports, and other civil infrastructures. Learn about current security threats and how to manage security risks related to passengers and cargo. Gain knowledge of aviation security from a management perspective and explore the issues facing Aviation Security Service (Avsec) management. Review techniques to conduct business while complying with national and international legislation.

This course is offered as part of the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management Program.

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Course code: TSCV-04

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor / University of Geneva Professor.
  • This course has been customized into a three-day format for the IATA-University of Geneva Aviation Management program. It may be taken as a single certificate course, or as part of the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management, or Executive MBA with specialization in aviation management.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • Minimum of two years of aviation administration experience
  • Recommended level is Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

Next class

Aviation Security Management - University of Geneva (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (UoG-AV-Virtual)
15 - 19 May, 2023
Please register by 23 Apr
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 158825
USD 2,500
USD 2,500
USD 2,500

For more information, please contact:

Leticia Saura Lanau
Program Coordinator, Executive Education
Bureau Uni Pignon 604
42 bd du Pont-d'Arve
CH - 1211 Genève 4

Email: aviation-gsem@unige.ch

Tel: +41 22 379 89 75

You can also apply online at least two weeks prior to the course start.

IATA - University of Geneva Advanced Studies in Aviation Management application form

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Expand your knowledge of the aviation security sector
  • Describe how aviation security is integrated into the aviation industry
  • Recognize the concept of securing air transportation through risk-based security
  • Analyze how business decisions are being affected by threats and risks
  • Explain international legislation for the aviation security sector
  • Recognize how security is implemented in different regions such as Europe and the United States
  • Discuss how emergency planning a vital component of a stable security system

Course content

  • Identifying and managing security risks
  • Assessing threats in reference to the most current trends
  • The legal framework of international aviation security
  • The concept and implementation of aviation security
  • Emergency planning and response
  • Integrating human factors into an organization
  • Building a security culture in non-security personnel
  • Communicating with stakeholders in counter security entities in emergency situations

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Border Control Authorities
  • Airline and Airport Operators
  • Police Authorities
  • Armed Forces

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Participants enrolled in the Diploma in Advanced Studies in Aviation Management will receive an academic diploma from both University of Geneva and IATA.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

IATA - University of Geneva Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Aviation Management

Designed for working professionals, the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Aviation Management offers a unique combination of academic and industry expertise, and can be pursued on a part-time basis.

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