The Bachelor of Aviation will equip you for a professional career as a commercial pilot.
You'll undertake commercial flying training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, located at Moorabbin Airport, to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence and operate a multi-crew jet aircraft. Additional elective flying qualifications are available.
You'll study the theory units required by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) up to and including Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) standard, as well as studies in aviation human factors, aviation management and aviation technology.
Build up your CV with real industry experience while you study through our Work Integrated Learning programs, which are a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees and can include placements, internships or industry-linked projects. In this degree, in the Aviation Research Project Part 1 and 2 (AVA40004 and AVA40005), you’ll work on a group project based on real industry problems faced by the aviation industry and organisations including Qantas and Melbourne Airport.
Flying students can access FEE-HELP
Eligible students can elect to enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) to access FEE-HELP – this allows students to defer the cost of all components of their flying training up to the FEE-HELP loan limit.
New pilot pathway program takes off at Swinburne
Swinburne is partnering with Qantas under a new pilot pathway program that will see aviation students eligible to enter the airline’s regional brand, QantasLink, as a Turboprop First Officer. Under the Qantas Future Pilot Program, Bachelor of Aviation students will be mentored by experienced pilots during their degree. Selected students will be invited to complete a fast-tracked 12 week airline transition course.
The Bachelor of Aviation course at Swinburne offers one of the most comprehensive university aviation courses in Australia. The training and study provided, especially the dynamic between flight training, ground theory, and university study, has prepared me well to start my career via the QFPP, an exciting opportunity for students to gain a solid footing on joining the Australian aviation industry.
Bachelor of Aviation Graduate and QantasLink First Officer
Learn to fly with Swinburne and CAE Australia Flight Training
Swinburne is the best option for aviation if you want to get your pilot training and a degree. You get all the qualifications required to work for an airline. It's such a cool thing to be 18 years old and able to fly yourself from Melbourne to New South Wales.
Bachelor of Aviation
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.