Aviation courses and degrees

Aviation courses and degrees at Swinburne are unique — we are the only university in Victoria offering bachelor degree-level courses that specifically train you to become a commercial pilot. 

Our studies give you a full scientific and cultural understanding of aviation, from aerodynamics to airline law and operations, plus safety, business strategy and more.

Best of all, our flight school gives you hands-on experience in actual and simulated environments, so you’ll be ready to take to the skies. In fact, from week one, you’ll take flight. But if you prefer your feet to be firmly planted on the ground, our Bachelor of Aviation Management can have you working in the operations centre, management, compliance network analysis and beyond.

Why study with us?

More than 25 years leading aviation education

Only university in Victoria offering a bachelor degree designed specifically to train you as a commercial pilot

Learn to fly with CAE at one of Australia’s busiest airports – Moorabbin.

Get a taste of our courses

Qantas Future Pilot Program

We have partnered with Qantas to offer a new pilot pathway program that qualifies Swinburne's flight crew of the future to fly with QantasLink, the airline’s regional brand.

Jetstar cadet pilot training

Swinburne is proud to provide cadet pilot training for Jetstar. The cadetship program trains future First and Second Officers to fly Jetstar Airbus A320 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Study Aviation at Swinburne

Aviation at Swinburne

Swinburne is the only university in Victoria offering a bachelor degree designed specifically to train you as a commercial pilot. Hear from students about the incredible experience a Swinburne aviation degree offers.

Where can an aviation course take you?

There are many pathways you can take when you study an aviation course. Here's what's involved for one popular career option, how to become a pilot.

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