Bachelor of Aviation

Program code

1517

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years full-time accelerated
3 years FT equivalent. Online available to Professional Entry Pathways only

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$35,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

085494C

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

  • General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

About this program

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.

Attendance information

Standard program

The program is available full-time or part-time. Courses are offered on-campus at the Nathan campus although some courses may be offered in external mode or via the internet (fully online) with no requirements for on-campus attendance. The program includes 3 trimesters and can be taken in an accelerated mode over two years. The program includes some Trimester 3 core courses.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 15-20 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Professional Entry pathway

The Professional Entry pathway is offered on-campus and online. The on-campus offering is available to International students studying in Australia on a student visa. Students will be able to attend lectures and tutorials, access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items, as well as access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

The Bachelor of Aviation will prepare you for employment in the aviation industry and, together with the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management, 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).

On completion of both programs (B Aviation and GDip Flight Management), 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 resources. You could 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 resources and in government organisations such as CASA

Pathways to further study

The Bachelor of Aviation provides a pathway to the following programs:

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Aviation (1517)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information

Additional fee information

Additional costs

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

  • Aviation Uniform: Pilot shirt, epaulettes, shirt/slacks/trousers, tie/belt/shoes

Some courses require extra equipment:

  • Navigation equipment and charts:

    1. Flight Navigation Computer (ASA E6-B or Jeppesen CRP-5 preferred).
    2. Scale Navigation Ruler.
    3. Protractor.
    4. Non-programmable digital calculator.
    5. Planning Chart Australia (PCA).
    6. Brisbane/Sydney Visual Navigation Chart (VNC).
    7. Brisbane/Maroochydore/Gold Coast Visual Terminal Chart (VTC).
    8. World Aeronautical Chart - Brisbane (WAC 3340).
    9. Enroute Chart ¾ (ERC 3/4 low).

  • Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) and En-Route Supplement Australia (ERSA) plus

    10. Visual Terminal Chart (VTC), Brisbane/Maroochydore/Gold Coast
    11. En-Route Chart Low (ERC-L), - covering the Brisbane area
    12. Visual Navigation Chart (VNC), Sydney/Brisbane These are also available through the Airservices online store or a local pilot shop. Use of the Avplan App for iPad (NOT iPhone) with appropriate VFR and IFR subscription will also be sufficient.
    13. Documents/Maps - AIP, ERSA, CAAP 92.1, CAAP 234, CAR, CASR, CAO.