Bachelor of Aviation

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

Course Rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Aviation students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • 10 aviation core units of study (125 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from the Piloting Major (100 credit points)
  • 6 units of other studies comprising a minor and/ or electives (75 credit points)

Students may not complete more than 150 credit points (normally 12 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

Students looking to achieve CASA professional pilot qualifications must be co-enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Piloting in order to undertake the requisite flying practicum units (delivered by business partner CAE Melbourne Flight Training)

Students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • 10 aviation core units of study (125 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from the Piloting Major (100 credit points)
  • 4 units of study of the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points); and
  • 4 units of other studies comprising a minor or electives (50 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • 10 aviation core units of study (125 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from the Piloting Major (100 credit points)
  • 2 units of study of the Professional Placement Minor (50 credit points); and
  • 5 units of study comprising a minor and/ or electives (62.5 credit points). 


Volume of Learning


The Bachelor of Aviation consists of a total of 300 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises eight (8) units (100cp), and a standard annual part-time load comprises four (4) units (50cp). The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Aviation is typically three (3) years. For students who complete a Professional Placement, the Bachelor of Aviation consists of 325-375 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Aviation with a 6-month placement is typically 3.5 years. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Aviation with a 12-month placement is typically 4 years.


Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Aviation is 150 credit points (normally 12 units)