Bachelor of Applied Science - Aviation

RMIT University

Through this program, you'll gain a broad awareness of the aviation industry and a range of analytical skills, giving you a comprehensive appreciation of the aviation operating environment. You'll develop breadth and depth of thinking, and the ability to solve problems relevant to the aviation industry. The program contains two specialised streams. The Aviation Operations and Management stream focuses on developing a breadth of skills and knowledge across the aviation industry. This includes operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, as well as cargo and logistics, ground handling, and safety. The Piloting stream is where you'll gain the skills required to become a commercial pilot, while also learning about the aviation industry. Flight training can be taken in conjunction with RMIT Flight Training at Point Cook, or with any other government-approved provider. This program offers a career development option for people who already hold a commercial pilot licence. Commercial pilots can also receive up to one year of advanced standing credit. You'll also be able to tailor the program to suit your interests and desired career path, through many general, business and aviation electives.

Course Fee:

Australian: $103,680
International: $109,440

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in mathematics (any) and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Aircraft systems; Aviation practical; Human factors in aviation; Professional practice; Aviation quality systems

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

For the piloting stream, graduates of the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) are guaranteed entry with 1.5 years of credit (144 credit points). For the management stream, if you have completed a nationally recognised Diploma of Engineering in aerospace or aviation you may be eligible for up to 96 credit points (equivalent to one year) in advanced standing. If you have completed an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in Engineering, aerospace or aviation, you may be eligible for up to 144 credit points (equivalent to 1.5 years) of advanced standing.

Further information:

Graduates may choose to embark on professional careers in the following areas: airline maintenance and management, airline operations, airport management, airport operations, airport planning, aviation charter business, aviation consulting, aviation regulation and safety.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 58.05 No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
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  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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