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.
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.
Why study aviation 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 opportunities 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.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program undertakes a practical and industry-focused approach. A 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 the degree you’ll undertake the Capstone Aviation Industry Project in which you’ll receive feedback from industry practitioners.
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.
Some final-year projects are also supported by aviation industry professionals.
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) will prepare 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 the following areas:
- airline management
- airline operations
- airport management
- airport operations
- airport planning
- aviation charter business
- aviation consulting
- aviation regulation and safety
- commercial pilot
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
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 of 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.