Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting / Bachelor of Business

Swinburne University of Technology

Our Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting/Bachelor of Business allows you to combine your passion for flying with business studies. This double degree includes four units of practical professional pilot training. Training in an airline cadet pilot environment, you will acquire a Commercial Pilot Licence with a Multi Engine Instrument Rating. For your final practical unit, you will either undertake a CASA approved Multi Crew Cooperation course, or Flight Instructor rating. In your business studies, you'll examine airline business models, strategy and management principles, and be prepared for roles in modern organisations. Your assessments will include a research project focusing on an area of interest within aviation. Flight crew are in high demand around the world. You will graduate with the skills to pursue a career as a flight crew member, flight instructor, or within an aviation business.

Course Fee:

International: $210,894

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Advanced Mathematics: Advanced Mathematics studies must be equivalent to the Year 12 Advanced Mathematics subjects: VCE Mathematical Methods 3 and 4, that include topics in coordinate geometry, circular (trigonometric) functions, calculus, algebra, statistics and probability. Extra requirements: Prior to selection, it is recommended that candidates complete pilot aptitude skills assessment test conducted by CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. This could be at CAE OAA Melbourne or could be undertaken at a CAE OAA facility outside Australia. They are designed to determine a candidate's understanding of a career as a professional pilot and their suitability to undertake the program. Although not an entry requirement, students must also satisfy the statutory Class 1 medical requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (or equivalent ICAO State regulatory authority) prior to undertaking practical flying training (AVF practicum units). English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 65%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.0 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 75 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 50 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. Note: A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn.


400 credit points comprising: 12 Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting core units (150 credit points); 4 Bachelor of Business core units (50 credit points); 8 Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting major units (100 credit points); 8 Bachelor of Business major units (100 credit points).

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business administration; Economics; Entrepreneurship and innovation; Finance; Financial planning; Human resource management; Information systems; International business; Logistics and supply chain management; Management; Marketing; Sports management.

Study Pathways:

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second.


For the Bachelor of Business as appropriate for the major specialisation undertaken. For the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting nil, however all delivered flying training will be done in accordance with the requirements of either the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority or any other International Civil Aviation Organisation Member state regulatory authority as appropriate to where the graduate may seek employment.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info No Full time 4 years

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For over 100 years, Swinburne has been creating students and grads who lead the worlds in which they study, work and live. 

  • Dimity Hawkins, a graduate, co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won a Nobel Peace Prize (2017).
  • Our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than any other university. 
  • Our engineering students design, build and race their own Formula SAE car and showcase it at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
  • Our information technology students create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs.
  • Our design school is in the Top 40 worldwide (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject) and our students collaborate with universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.
  • Many other graduates have gone on to work at places like NAB, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank. 

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Beyond that, we prioritise your learning experience above all else. Swinburne was ranked in the top three in Victoria for student satisfaction, outstripping the national average (QILT Student Experience Survey 2016). 

With that goal in mind, we recently launched the Bachelor of Engineering Practice – Australia’s first engineering degree that uses project-based learning, while eliminating lectures and exams. And that’s just for a start.

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