Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Get prepared 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 75 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 the ability to solve problems relevant to the aviation industry.
The program contains two specialised streams.
The first stream is in aviation operations and management, which 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 second stream is in piloting, 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 (either at Moorabbin or another aerodrome).
The program also offers a career development option for people who already hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence. Commercial pilots can receive up to one year of advanced standing credit.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions, and syndicate work.
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.
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.
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
- commercial pilot.
RMIT graduates continue to be highly employable.
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 Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements for between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Get a career in the dynamic and vibrant aviation industry
In this program you can either undertake an aviation management stream or piloting stream, giving you the flexibility to customise your degree.