The wonders of commercial aviation have transformed the global economy and  our society. Those sitting in the cockpit get to experience the world in ways most people never will. To become one of them, you’ll need to complete pilot training. 

Swinburne’s pilot courses take you from never flying to achieving a commercial pilot licence and give you the skills to go on to a professional career. We provide the only bachelor degree in Victoria specifically designed to teach and train you in how to become a professional pilot.

You’ll fly planes at the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy at Moorabbin Airport in a busy airport setting and, as part of your studies, you’ll have access to 49 aircraft as well as state-of-the-art simulators. 

You’ll graduate from our pilot school with the skills and confidence to fly for commercial airlines. The sky truly is the limit. 

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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.

  • "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."

    Josh , Bachelor of Aviation

Qantas Future Pilot Academy

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.

Qantas Future Pilot Academy

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.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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  • How to become a pilot

    How to become a pilot

    Few jobs conjure up the feeling of intrigue, adventure and romance like becoming a pilot. Discover how to become a pilot and earn your wings through Swinburne.

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