Bachelor of Aviation

General

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Program Description

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Provides a focused, professional education and graduate status for those seeking to enter the aviation industry.

The course is technically-oriented, covering a good breadth of the underlying science and technology related to aircraft systems, in addition to a range of more general content areas related to the aviation industry.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup
  • Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Core unit set, plus an 8-unit Major, or a Minor plus Electives, or 8 Electives.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA1125 Fundamentals of Flight 15
SCP1132 Introduction to Physics 15
MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics 15
SCA1116 Aviation Legislation and Regulatory Frameworks 15

Note: Students who have passed Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR (or equivalents) should enrol into SCP1111 Physics of Motion or an elective unit in this semester in place of SCP1132 Introduction to Physics. Note: Students who have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) should enrol into MAT1236 Calculus 1 or an additional elective in this semester in place of MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics. Students who have passed Year 11 Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) can consider discussing a pre-requisite waiver with the Mathematics coordinator to enable them to enrol into MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics in place of MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA1117 Human Factors in Aviation 15
SCA1229 Aviation Meteorology 15
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA2101 Aircraft Performance 15
SCA2100 Flight Operations 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective x2 30

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA2212 Advanced Aerodynamics 15
SCA2224 Aircraft Systems 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective x2 30

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA3100 Aircraft Propulsion 15
ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective x2 30

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA3200 Crew Resource Management 15
SCA3612 Advanced Flight Planning 15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective   15
ENS5543 Engineering Management 15

Note: The major, minor and/or elective units should be chosen in consultation with the Course Coordinator. At least 4 units must be from the same study area. Suggested complementary areas of study are Business Studies, Security Science, Physics, Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science.

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

  • Computer Science
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Security Management
  • Sports Science

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad mathematical knowledge and skills in a variety of aviation contexts.
  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the concepts, best-practice principles and professional developments in a number of areas relating to aerodynamics and aviation.
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation in the integration of knowledge of sustainability issues and principles relevant to aviation into professional practice.
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural competence and a strong appreciation for diversity in professional practice in aviation
  • Demonstrate initiative, planning and decision making through reflective practice and identify opportunities for continued professional development in the aviation profession.
  • Generate, evaluate and communicate ideas in a range of aviation contexts using digital technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge from multiple sources.
  • Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge in order to exercise judgment to interpret and calculate aircraft performance data
  • Work collaboratively with others in an aviation context, upholding ethical standards within the industry.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers within the aviation industry such as airline operations or aviation management, and also provides relevant complementary education for those who wish to pursue a career as an airline pilot. Additionally, a suitable choice of elective units will lead to wider employment opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as in other areas.

Possible future job titles

Flight Planner, Aviation Operations Controller, Load Controller, CASA Regulator, Aviation Operations Officer, Air Traffic Controller, Royal Australian Airforce Officer, Pilot.

Last updated May 2020

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