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Bachelor of Aviation
Bachelor of Aviation

Bachelor of Aviation

  • ID:GU610243
  • Level:2-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old



Course Information

Griffith University has one of Australia's largest and most highly recognised aviation teaching programs. Over the past 25 years teaching in this field, we have built an international reputation for graduates who are industry ready. Our aviation staff have strong industry ties and some are world leaders in aviation research.

The Bachelor of Aviation is a two-year, accelerated degree allowing students to progress more quickly into a flying career.

You will be introduced to the sciences underpinning the theory and practice of aviation. You will also study courses in areas such as navigation, safety management systems and the human factors in aviation. Through the Bachelor of Aviation, you will develop the skills needed for lifelong learning in the evolving aviation environment.

The Bachelor of Aviation together with self-funded flight training will allow graduates to be ready to work in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot.

The Trimester 2 intake is only available to students completing a Professional Entry pathway.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:


  • Introductory Aviation Studies - 1501NSC

  • Aviation Science - 1507NSC

  • Level 1 listed elective

  • Language and Communication for Sciences - 5903LHS (see Note 1)

  • Flight Procedures I - 1505NSC

  • Atmospheric Science - 1304NSC

  • Aviation Biology and Medicine - 1504NSC

  • Airways Operation and Design - 1508NSC

  • International Aviation - 1506NSC

  • Introduction to Aviation Law - 2539NSC

  • Flight Procedures II - 2533NSC

Note 1: Students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course must complete this course.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:


  • Human Factors for Pilots I - 2515NSC

  • Light Aircraft Systems - 2523NSC

  • Aviation Meteorology - 2517NSC

  • Aircraft Operations, Performance and Planning Part I - 2520NSC

  • Aerodynamics Part I - 2521NSC

  • Navigation - 2519NSC

  • Aircraft Operations, Performance and Planning Part II - 3533NSC

  • Aerodynamics Part II - 3520NSC

  • Human Factors for Pilots II - 3524NSC

  • Flight Procedures III - 3540NSC

  • Navigational Systems - 3528NSC

  • Safety Management - 3515NSC (capstone course)

  • Level 2 or Level 3 listed elective (see Note 1)

Note 1: Students should ensure that prerequisite requirements are met prior to enrolling in elective courses.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Bachelor of Aviation will prepare you for employment in the aviation industry and, together with self-funded flight training, for work as a commercial pilot.

Our graduates have been successful in gaining a range of flying and management positions with organisations such as Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Jetstar, Qantas, Regional Express and Virgin Australia as well as Airservices Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

You will also be able to apply the skills acquired in your degree to many areas of the aviation industry such as management, research and human resource management. You will find employment opportunities in charter work, regional airlines, flight instruction (theory and practical), aerial services (agricultural spraying, aerial surveying and photography), airline and airport management, research, human resource management and in government organisations such as CASA.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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