Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)


  • Program code: BP070
  • 2014 Clearly-in ATAR:


  • Campus: City campus

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This program will prepare you for employment in a range of operational, management and planning roles in the dynamic and vibrant aviation industry.

Aviation is highly competitive and needs well-trained individuals who can work effectively in rapidly changing environments.

RMIT has been involved in aerospace and aviation education and training for more than 60 years. Our suite of programs produces graduates equipped to be effective in a wide range of roles and levels.

You'll gain a broad awareness of the aviation industry and a range of analytical skills that will give you a comprehensive appreciation of the aviation operating environment. Through this program you'll develop breadth and depth of thinking, and ability to solve problems relevant to the aviation industry.

The program offers a career development option for people who already hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence. Commercial pilots can receive up to 1 year of advanced standing credit.


3 years full-time

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.

You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

Program structure

This program combines studies in core discipline areas with elective studies. You can tailor the program to suit your interests and career opportunities.

Areas of study include:

  • Technical studies – you’ll develop an understanding of aircraft and aviation systems.
  • Professional development courses – project activities develop and integrate discipline-specific skills and generic capabilities that are widely used across the professions.
  • Industry systems and processes – you'll develop knowledge and skills in planning and management.
  • Planning and management relevant to the aviation industry – these take account of risk, safety, human factors, the industry environment and other key themes.

Handbook (program guide)

To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).

Industry connections

This program has connections to a range of aviation industry organisations. In all years of the program, industry-based professionals deliver lectures that are designed to enhance your understanding of the aviation industry. Many final year projects are supported by aviation industry professionals.

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.


Graduates may choose to embark on professional careers in the following areas:

  • airline management
  • airline operations
  • airport management
  • airport operations
  • airport planning
  • aviation charter business
  • aviation consulting
  • aviation regulation and safety.

RMIT graduates continue to be highly employable.

Global opportunities

RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.

Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements between 6 and 12 months.

There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

Program entry requirements

Qualified commercial pilots and others with experience in the aviation industry are particularly encouraged to apply.


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

Selection tasks

Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online.

How to apply

Equity access

If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.


Tuition fees vary according to program and are adjusted annually.

In a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) your tuition fee is shared between you and the Commonwealth Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

  • pay all or part of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
  • defer your tuition fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.

Other fees

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Graduates of the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) may be eligible to apply for exemptions.

Students with relevant qualifications who are successful in gaining a place in the program can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for recognition of prior learning are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

Owning school

Aerospace, Mech & Manuf Eng

Contact details

Info Corner
330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260
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School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Building 57, Level 3, Room 23
Tel. +61 3 9925 8098

View PDF brochure for this program.


Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.