Course profile

Air Traffic Management – dual (B.Sc.)

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The Bachelor programme »Air Traffic Management – dual (B.Sc.)« combines a study course with vocational training in collaboration with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. The course is held in English and entails a combination of practical training in the air traffic control field and a business-oriented study programme, thus enabling students to acquire a wide range of skills. This programme gives graduates a broad skill set which opens up multiple deployment perspectives, even in addition to or outside the traditional air traffic control positions.

Over the course of six semesters, students’ time will be split between studying at the Hochschule Worms and undertaking vocational training at the Air Navigation Services Academy in Langen. The first three semesters are completed at the Hochschule Worms. When students aren’t attending lectures, they are employed in the commercial department at the DFS. The first part of the air traffic controller training starts after the third semester, also known as the Initial Training. This part of the training is completed at the end of the fifth semester when the student has been awarded their student air traffic controller licence. Students also take part in a specialised seminar on air traffic at the university during their fifth semester. The sixth semester is a combination of working on a Bachelor’s thesis and taking part in on-site practical training at the DFS offices, also known as Unit Training.

Students who take part in the cooperative study programme develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the entire air traffic system. To facilitate this development, we also organise events together with our other air traffic study programmes, enabling students from different domains of air traffic to network.

The study programme is offered exclusively in collaboration with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. You can find more information on air traffic control training as part of a cooperative study programme by visiting the DFS website .


Lotsen im Tower mit Blick auf das Rollfeld.
Tower Controllers (left), Centre Controllers (right) | Photos / DFS
Zwei Fluglotsen bei der Arbeit im Center. Eine Person blickt auf einen Bildschirm auf den eine zweite Person erklärend mit dem Finger weist.
Centerlotsen. Foto/DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH