The Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management (Poland + Switzerland)Doctor in Aviation Management from UITM (No. 1 Poland) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management SIMI Switzerland.
The Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management programme, a collaboration between the Poland University of Information Technology and Management (UITM) and the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management is the highest scientific, academic degree in aviation management research.
The Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management with 17 majors program focuses on knowledge-intensive research in aviation management. It has 3 stages (1) the stage of learning research methods and forming the doctoral thesis (2) the stage of publishing international articles (ISI/SCOPUS) and (3) the stage of defending the doctoral thesis.
Through the process of learning and research, learners are not only knowledgeable research capacity (a mandatory competency at the doctor level), but also developed strong knowledge, depth in the aerospace industry, as a foundation for in-depth research and teaching in each industry and becoming the leading specialist in the aerospace industry.
It is a combination programme between the application-oriented doctoral training system Doctor of Aviation Management from the No. 1 University of Poland UITM (which is one of only 4 universities in Europe have aviation industry) and the in-depth research system. Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management from Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI), the programme targets research in-depth to form a new theory applicable to industries and sectors that the learner is studying or teaching.
To graduate, in addition to the Doctor thesis, learners must publish at least 1 international scientific article on ISI or SCOPUS journals. The process of forming graduate thesis and scientific articles will be supported by professors.
Upon graduation, fellows will contemporaneously receive 2 Doctoral degrees:
- Doctor of Aviation Management at UITM Poland University. UITM is Poland’s first-class University according to Europe’s most prestigious rating system U-MultiRank.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management from Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI).
SIMI Switzerland is the first Higher Education Provider in Switzerland that can train aviation up to a PhD
Graduating from the dual degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in aviation management programme, the learner could:
- Developing dialectical thinking, in-depth research competencies, and specialised knowledge for each business environment (through specialised management disciplines at the doctoral level).
- Understanding how to apply findings from research into your organisation and industry.
- Understanding how to refine and form new theoretical and applied bases to lecturers if research learners are lecturers.
- Understanding the scientific research method as the foundation to form the research for your organisation and industry.
- Published scientific articles in ISI / SCOPUS journals.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management programme consists of 180 credits. To complete, the learners undergo 3 courses and 6 Scientific Colloquiums at Doctor Level, complete and defend a doctoral thesis and have a minimum of one international scientific paper. The programme lasts a minimum of 3 years, up to a maximum of 5 years.
Mandatory Units and Scientific Colloquiums at Doctor Level:
- PhD1: Research Methods (40 credits)
- Colloquium 1: Research Proposal
- PhD2: Quantitative & Qualitative Methods (40 Credits)
- Colloquium 2: Survey Design
- PhD3: Essential Tools (40 Credits)
- Colloquium 3: Literature review
- Colloquium 4: Research Design
- Colloquium 5: Analysis Tools (SPSS, e-View…)
- Colloquium 6: How to publish paper
- PhD 4: Thesis and Defend Thesis 40 credits
- Publishing international articles on ISI / SCOPUS journals
Research implementation process and international newspaper publication:
|Steps||Activities||Month||SIMI Swiss||Local Support||Students||Notes|
|1||Study PhD 1: Research Methods (40 credits)||1st||x||Study abroad at one of SIMI's Asia campuses (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)|
|2||Select research topic||1st||x||To ensure the research topic is feasible, necessary, and suitable for the major|
|3||Join Colloquium 1: Research Proposal.||3rd||x||The colloquium is a PhD workshop organised by local SIMI partners to help the research students formulate research proposals.|
|4||Research Proposal Formation||3rd - 5th||x||Researchers submit research proposals and must be approved before proceeding to the next steps.|
|5||Arrange supervisor from SIMI||6th||x||Based on the research topic, SIMI appoints the supervisors to guide the learners|
|6||Ph.D.2: Quantitative & Qualitative Methods (40 Credits)||6th||x||Study abroad at one of SIMI's Asia campuses (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)|
|7||Join Colloquium 2: Survey Design||8th||x||Goal: To form a questionnaire and know the data collection method|
|8||Form a questionnaire with data collection methods and research process||9th - 12th||x||Coordinate with supervisors|
|9||Study PhD 3: Essential Tools (40 Credits)||14th||x||Study abroad at one of SIMI's Asia campuses (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)|
|10||Join Colloquium 3: A literature review||16th||x||Goal: Guide learners to complete chapter 2: Literature Review|
|11||Form Chapters 1 and 2 with:|
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A literature review
|17th - 20th||x||With the coordination and support of supervisors|
|12||Submit chapter 1 and chapter 2||20th||x||Learners must get confirmation from supervisors in order to proceed with the next steps.|
|13||Join Colloquium 4: Research Design||21th||x||Goal: to prepare learners with the knowledge to complete chapter 3 Research Methodology|
|14||Formation of Chapter 3 Research Methodology||21st - 24th||x||With the coordination and support of supervisors|
|15||Submit Chapter 3 Research Methodology||24th||x||Learners must get confirmation from supervisors in order to proceed with the next steps.|
|16||Join Colloquium 5: Analysis Tools (SPSS, e-View...)||25th||x||Goal: Help learners know how to process data and read data|
|17||Forming Chapter 4 Results and Chapter 5 Discussion||26th - 30th||x||With the coordination and support of supervisors|
|18||Filing Chapter 4 Results and Chapter 5 Discussion||30th||x||Learners must get confirmation from supervisors in order to proceed with the next steps.|
|19||Join Colloquium 6: How to publish a paper||31st||Goal: To provide the knowledge to be able to publish international articles based on established research|
|20||Publishing international articles on ISI / SCOPUS journals||32nd - 36th||Coordinate with local supervisors and local support systems|
|21||Submit a complete thesis with proof of registration of at least 1 research paper in one of the journals belonging to the ISI / SCOPUS system. registration||37th||SIMI only accepts publishing in reputable journals and has the right to refuse if the journal published by the learner is not reputable or a fake journal.|
|22||Ph.D. thesis defense||38th||Thesis defense before the scientific council from SIMI|
|23||Recognition of a Doctor degree from UITM Poland University and a PhD from Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI)||After 3 months from the date of confirmation from the council||x||Recognise 2 Degrees with (1) career-oriented Doctor degree from UITM and (2) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from SIMI Switzerland.|
International research and publication processes are supported by SIMI’s international instructors and local research guidance systems.
Duration and Learning method:
- The programme takes a minimum period of 3 years and up to 5 years.
- The Dual degree Doctoral in Aviation Management with 17 majors is designed to be studied full-time in Switzerland or
- Hybrid Learning model with local partners at SIMI’s international campuses
There is no standard for the difference between a full-time study programme in Switzerland and study at SIMI’s Asian campuses.
Assessment and Verification:
- All modules and doctoral dissertation of the dual degree Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management programme are assessed by SIMI and the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation UK. Learners must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and attainment of competencies described in detail in the programme’s Syllabus.
Upon graduation, fellows will contemporaneously receive 2 Doctoral degrees:
(1) Doctor of Aviation Management from UITM Poland
(2) Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management from Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI)
To enrol the Dual degree Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management, the learner must possess:
- Graduated with a Master’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 7 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
- For a degree from non-recognized universities; The learner should have followed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)policy of SIMI.
- Learners must be over 24 years old.
SIMI reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating.
For the fake university or the diploma mills, SIMI shall not be accepted.
If a learner is not from a predominantly English speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
- Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent
The programme is a combination of the Swiss and Polish educational systems with full accreditation and recognition:
UITM is Poland’s first-ranked University, according to Europe’s most prestigious ranking organisation, U-MutiRank. UITM is accredited by the Polish Ministry of Education and is a national and European award-winning university. UITM is the only University in Poland to have an aviation major and is one of only four universities across Europe to have this major (SIMI Switzerland).
SIMI Switzerland has been accredited the “premier institution” status by the ASIC, and the programmatic also be accredited by Ofqual’s UK. .
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management with dual degree programme possesses accreditation and recognition by SIMI Switzerland and UITM Poland.
The programmes are strictly accredited by prestigious organizations; then, the graduated learmer confidence participates in the labour market or/and easy learning connected to prestigious and equivalent educational systems
The Dual degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management programme, the learner will receive 2 Doctoral degree:
- The Professional Doctoral Degree: Doctor of Aviation Management
- Doctor’s Degree from SIMI Swiss: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Administration
The Professional Doctoral Degree: Doctor of Aviation Management
UITM (University of Information Technology and Management) is a Poland university, recognised by:
- Accredited by the Poland Ministry of Education for international programmes: Based on the national university training license number 81 issued by the Poland Ministry of Science and Training, as well as the quality accreditation of the Polish Quality Assurance Commission, UITM has full authority of a University to officially train from Cycle 1 (Bachelor) to Cycle 3 (Doctor). UITM’s DBA programme reaches level Cycle 3.
- Accreditation of the whole of Europe according to the Bologna convention: Poland qualifications are recognised in 48 countries and countries of the European Union, at the same time, Poland also recognises qualifications from these countries.
- Recognition in bilateral treaty countries: Accredited in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Libya, China, etc. The list is expanding day by day, and Vietnam also plans to join and sign this treaty.
- Accreditation in UITM accrediting governments: UITM is accredited by the Singapore Ministry of Education, the Malaysian government, the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Iranian Ministry of Education, and the U.S. Government Agency Accreditation.
- Globally recognised according to ENIC-NARIC: Through ENIC-NARIC equivalent certification, UITM is recognised in most countries and regions. The national education ministries use this system to make accreditation decisions.
- Accredited by more than 200 university partners, UITM is recognised for its academic results by more than 200 top universities globally, including SIMI Switzerland. Recognition at favorable conditions for UITM learners to obtain a dual degree or higher study transfer.
The Doctor of Aviation Management degree is the career-oriented application (Professional Doctoral) degree, an international degree system issued by UITM and managed by the Center of Graduate Studies and Lifelong Learning of UITM.
The Doctor of Aviation Management degree achieved Cycle 3 (according to the Poland education system), doctoral level corresponding to European and world university training systems. More information about UITM please refer to HERE
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management from SIMI Switzerland
Besides the Doctor of Aviation Management degree from UITM Poland, after graduation, the learner receives a Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Administration from SIMI Switzerland with full accreditation at both the Institution and Programmatic Level.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation Management from SIMI Switzerland achieved Cycle 3 under the Swiss education system, achieved Level 8 (Doctor) under the European Qualification Framework (EQF), and reached the Doctorate level under the European Higher Education Provider
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aviation Management degree is one of highest in the academic system in the world. With a dual degree system combining a professional Doctor degree from UITM Poland No.1 university and a Doctor of Philososy in Aviation Management degree from the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI). Learners can develop careers as experts, specialists in theory and practice, become an instructor and develop with senior roles in the industry and field.
In case learners wish to conduct international research, publish international articles on ISI, SCOPUS systems…learners can join PostDoc programmes according to research fields they want to develop.
Learners can also publish books and studies during their studies or the research process.