Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
DurationFull-time 4 years
Double your career options with a combination of aviation and management expertise in this highly competitive industry.
Project-based and work-integrated learning means you’ll graduate equipped to be effective in a wide range of roles.
The program’s aviation component will prepare you for employment in a range of operational management and planning roles in the aviation industry.
The business management component will further enhance your understanding and skills, and prepare you to manage contemporary organisations within complex and changing economic and social conditions.
You can also tailor this program to suit your interests and desired career path through many general, business, and aviation electives.
Why study aviation/business at RMIT?
- Study with a leading organisation
RMIT has been involved in aerospace and aviation education and training for more than 75 years so we have a strong history in educating aviation professionals.
- Tailor the program to you
You can tailor the program to suit your interests and desired career path through a number of general, business, and aviation electives.
- Practical and industry-focused approach
Project-based learning and work-integrated learning means you graduate equipped to be effective in a wide range of roles and levels.
This program undertakes a practical and industry-focused approach. A key feature is project-based learning and work-integrated learning (WIL) to ensure you graduate with the skills to work effectively in rapidly changing environments.
In the final year of this double degree you’ll undertake the Capstone Aviation Industry Project in which you’ll receive feedback from industry practitioners.
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.
You’ll develop a breadth of skills and knowledge across the aviation industry, while learning basics in business such as accounting and economics.
You’ll learn the operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, as well as cargo and logistics, ground handling, and safety. Your business studies will include marketing and pricing strategies.
Years 3 and 4
While completing your studies you’ll have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your preferred area of future employment.
Choose a program structure
|Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management)||City Campus||
4 years Full Time
4 years Full Time
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Program code: BP284
Professionals in the aviation industry are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population that seeks to travel internationally, the need for well-planned and managed airlines, airports and related organisations will become even more important.
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management) prepares you to play an important role in meeting the needs of the aviation industry, and RMIT graduates continue to be highly employable.
Graduates may choose to embark on professional careers in:
- airline management
- airline operations
- airport management
- airport operations
- airport planning
- aviation charter business
- aviation consulting
- aviation regulation and safety
Our graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including:
- Jetstar Group
- Qantas Airways
- Australian Defence Force
- Airservices Australia
- Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd
- Regional Express
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.
RMIT is committed to admissions transparency. View the 2018 ATAR distribution information for our degrees and information about how admissions work at RMIT.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum 70% average (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, there may be other RMIT programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program. Explore pathway options.
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered.
- For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online.
- For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
SEAS Form: This is a gender under-represented program and awards SEAS bonus points to female applicants. To be eligible you must submit a VTAC SEAS application and select category 1.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper based): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)*
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
All undergraduate and honours degrees have Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available.
In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set each year by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
Learn more about fees for undergraduate study.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
Courses (subjects) fall into one of three bands. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2018
|Student contribution band by course (subject)||Maximum annual student contribution amount in 2018|
|Band 1: humanities, behavioural science, social studies, clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, education, nursing||$6,444 per standard year
$805 per standard (12 credit point) course
|Band 2: mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment, other health, allied health, science, engineering, surveying, agriculture||$9,185 per standard year
$1,148 per standard (12 credit point) course
Band 3: law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science
|$10,754 per standard year
$1,344 per standard (12 credit point) course
The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to 100% of their student contribution.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You will only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying).
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.