Course profile

Air Traffic Management (B.Sc.) - incl. Air traffic control training

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The Bachelor’s programme entitled “Air Traffic Management” is a course which combines studying with vocational training and is taught in English in collaboration with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. Thanks to a combination of practical air traffic controller training and a business-oriented study programme, students are able to acquire a wide range of skills. In this way, they can learn about aspects of the position which supplement, or go beyond, the standard tasks carried out by an air traffic controller.

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 sandwich course 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 sandwich course by visiting the DFS website .


Tower air traffic controllers (left), Center air traffic controllers (right); Photos/DFS