Bachelor of Aviation - Flight Operations

CQUniversity Australia

The Bachelor of Aviation (Flight Operations) will prepare students for a career as a professional airline pilot capable of managing a multi crew environment. This course will equip students with skills and knowledge relating to aerodynamics, navigation, meteorology, flight planning and other aeronautical knowledge required for an Air Transport Pilot Licence. To obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating, students will need to complete the Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations) in addition to the Bachelor of Aviation. All practical flight components beyond the first solo in the circuit area of your training are delivered in the Graduate Diploma.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English language requirements apply.


20 units (144 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Aviation flight operations

Study Pathways:

Exit awards: Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations); Associate Degree of Aviation (Flight Operations).

Further information:

Students will be required to gain a 'Class 1' medical certificate at their own expense during the first term of study. Students will also be required to obtain at their own expense a Student Pilot Licence and Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC). Some units require students to attend residential school. Recommended study: English, Maths, Physics. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Bundaberg 59 Yes Part time 6 years
CQUniversity Bundaberg 59 Yes Full time 3 years
Online Study 59 Yes Online
Online Study 59 Yes Part time 6 years
Online Study 59 Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Cairns 59 Yes Full time 3 years
CQUniversity Cairns 59 Yes Part time 6 years

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* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit
^2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report. 
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