Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

This course is not available to local students.
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The Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting equips students for a professional career as a commercial pilot. Students undertake their professional pilot training program, including practical flying training, at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, located at Moorabbin Airport, and obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Multi-engine Command Instrument Rating (MCIR). They also complete a Multi Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation Course or Flight Instructor Rating, and Frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), as well as studies in aviation human factors, aviation management and aviation technology.

This degree aims to provide students with skills and knowledge beyond the fundamental flying skills required to be a commercial pilot. The degree is designed to equip students to successfully operate in the aviation industry, in the cockpit and beyond. Graduates with the unique combination of flying qualifications and a bachelor degree may be seen as an asset to their employer.

Swinburne also offers an honours (fourth) year for this degree.

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 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.  

Additional fees
Additional flying training fees are applicable if students wish to complete flying training (practicum) units. Discover more about fees here.

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Start dates

Hawthorn campus

  • Semester 1 - 1 March 2021

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3 Year/s


VTAC code

  • 3400211283 (IFP)


Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology




A$188,125 - A$202,215 (total indicative fee 2020) (Additional cost incurs if you take additional flying training hours)*

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.

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.