Whether you’re interested in becoming a pilot or aviation management, we offer courses that pave the way to a successful career. All are developed and reviewed in consultation with key players in industry and taught by teachers with significant industry experience. 

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Academic staff

Name
Position
Contact
Location
Dr Peter Bruce
Senior Lecturer and co-sharing Director Postgraduate Aviation Courses

+61 3 9214 8507

pbruce@swinburne.edu.au

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Dr Tommy Cheung
Senior Lecturer

+61 3 9214 8527 

tommycheung@swinburne.edu.au

 
Dr Matt Ebbatson
Lecturer in Aviation; Aviation Postgraduate Course Director

+61 3 9214 8508

mebbatson@swinburne.edu.au

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Mr Stephen Fankhauser
Deputy Chair Aviation Department

+61 3 9214 5259 

sfankhauser@swinburne.edu.au

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Professor Alan Lau
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Development) 

+61 3 9214 8553

aklau@swinburne.edu.au

 
Professor Zheng Lei
Department Chair

+61 3 9214 3476

zlei@swinburne.edu.au

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Peter Renshaw
Lecturer

+61 3 9214 8865 

prenshaw@swinburne.edu.au

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Course Advisory Committee

Name 
Title 
Organisation 
Captain Cameron Tribe (Chair) 
Check Captain 
Virgin Australia 
Mr Greg Fordham 
Director  
Airbiz Aviation Strategies  
Mr Peter Evans 
Senior Advisor  
Airservices Australia  
Mr Brent Hayward 
Managing Director  
Dedale Asia Pacific  
Dr Richard Batt  
Manager International  
Australian Transport Safety Bureau  
Mr Nigel Fanning  
Head of Commercial Australia and New Zealand  
Jetstar Airways  
Adrian Jakobovic 
Head of Operations Support 
Tiger Airways Australia  
Captain Adrian Young  
Head of Flying Operations and Chief Pilot 
Qantas Link Airways  
Ms Sarah Renner  
Executive General Manager-Aviation and Transport 
ISS Facility Services Australia 
Mr Darryl Gerlach 
Consultant & Advisor to Skytraders 
Skytraders  
Captain Steve Gist  
Manager Training and Checking, B737 
Qantas Airways  
Mr Mike Drinkall 
General Manager  
CAE Oxford Aviation Academy  
Captain Phil Elliot  
Director, Flight Operations  
AHK Air Hong Kong  
Captain Tegan Gray  
Chief Pilot and Head of Flying Operations 
Express Freighters Australia  
Mr Simon Gandy  
Chief of Aviation  
Melbourne Airport  
Mr Shane Carmody 
CEO and Director of Aviation Safety  
CASA  
Mr Paul Ferguson  
CEO Moorabbin Airport Corporation  
Australian Airports Association 

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