Bachelor of Applied Science - Aviation

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

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.


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


  • Aviation

Standard 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).

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $118,080
  • ATAR: 75.10
  • Full-time : 3 years

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.

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