Master of Aviation
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Swinburne's Master of Aviation prepares you for aviation management and leadership roles with a focus on aviation safety behaviours. This aviation masters program is designed specifically for personnel currently involved in aviation looking to upgrade their skills in human factors in aviation management at a tertiary level.
This postgraduate course investigates emerging aviation industry challenges and how established models can be used to create innovative solutions to aviation safety. You will learn to review aviation safety reporting, apply theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on professional aviation industry practices surrounding human factors in aviation accidents. Develop an outlook that will set you in good stead for leadership and mentoring roles, and demonstrate high-level responsibility and accountability.
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to adapt to an evolving industry landscape, and take on roles such as airline or airport manager, flight or ground operator, and aviation safety authority. In addition, you will have skills that can be applied across a range of other resilient organisations and industries, including transport, supply chain and health.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Off-Campus (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$33680 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
- 7 Core units (87.5 credit points)
- 1 dissertation unit (Human Factors Specialisation or Aviation Management (25 credit points)
- 3 x Elective units (37.5 credit points)
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Aviation award is 75 credit points (normally 6 units), this is based on exit award requirements of 150 credit points.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
CLO1: Demonstrate high-level advanced knowledge in professional aviation industry practice
CLO2: Identify and describe the complexity of issues and relationships in the aviation industry
CLO3: Apply established models to implement innovative solutions to a variety of industry scenarios, and take leadership and mentoring roles within operational teams
CLO4: Investigate contemporary and emerging aviation industry issues and challenges and to develop innovative strategies for implementation of effective management
CLO5: Apply theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on professional aviation industry practice
CLO6: Discuss and document research outcomes by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and technical research skills
CLO7: Apply clear and coherent communication skills to justify propositions and professional decisions
CLO8: Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for all personal work outputs
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)