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Bachelor of Aviation

Bachelor of Aviation (BAVN)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb

Bachelor of Aviation overview

  • UniSQ's Bachelor of Aviation allows you to prepare for a career in an exciting and fast-paced industry, with the option to take various study paths depending on your interest area.  Kickstart your career in the skies and train to become a pilot by undertaking our Flight Operations major. Or be in the heart of the action by exploring an exciting ground breaking role with our Aviation Management major.
  • From the onset, you’ll undertake aviation specific courses and have the opportunity to study areas such as aviation safety systems, human performance in aviation, aviation business and aircraft operations. 
  • Students undertaking the Flight Operations path will gain professional pilot qualifications issued by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • Our professional development program forms part of each of your university courses and you will receive credit towards your degree. 
  • You will learn from current and former airline, military and instructor pilots, and aviation managers who are not only highly-acclaimed academics but professionals in the aviation field.
  • See and experience the aviation industry first-hand by flying in our world-class flight simulators in your first year of study! The first of their kind in Queensland, UniSQ’s simulators are designs based on Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircrafts.  These simulators are able to replicate an entire flight, both normal and abnormal scenarios, while completing checks and procedures just like airline pilots do.
  • Have the opportunity to be considered for the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program, with access to experienced pilots during your degree. Selected students will be invited to complete an intensive twelve week Airline Transition Course. Upon successful course completion, graduates will transition to employment with QantasLink and complete their training under the supervision of QantasLink’s experienced training team and become qualified as First Officers flying the airline’s Dash 8 200/300 or Q400 fleet. To be eligible to be considered for the program, students need to hold a GPA of 4.0 or above for the duration of their studies, and Australian work rights.
  • UniSQ’s Business Academy is built with industry employers to set you up for success – work for a variety of mock companies that accurately represent the workplace so you can master corporate operations
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Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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What can you do with a Bachelor of Aviation?

A Bachelor of Aviation opens up a variety of career paths including:

  • flight operations team member
  • air traffic controller/services
  • flying instructor
  • air safety investigator
  • aviation regulator
  • air freight services
  • The Defence Force
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • Air Transport Safety Bureau as a safety investigator.
What ATAR is needed for a Bachelor of Aviation at UniSQ?

ATAR is the primary criteria to assess and compare results of high school students for entry into an undergraduate university degree. 

To study a Bachelor of Aviation at UniSQ you need to meet a minimum ATAR and assumed knowledge. ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subjects before you start your degree. 

Adjustment factors may also help you increase your selection rank through the allocation of additional points. Discover if you are eligible for an adjustment factor pathway.

If you haven’t got an ATAR, don’t worry. We can derive a rank based on any previous studies, work experience or professional qualifications.

Please view the entry requirements of the Aviation Management or Flights Operation majors for further details on ATAR and assumed knowledge.

What are the entry requirements?

To be considered for entry into a Bachelor of Aviation, you must meet specific entry requirements. 

You will require an ATAR of 62.70 and sound knowledge in English and General Mathematics.

To study Flight Operations you will also have to obtain a Class 1 medical certificate and UniSQ aviation uniform.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, a Tertiary Preparation Pathway program can be completed in as little as one semester and can provide entry into a Bachelor of Aviation. 

Please view the entry requirements of the Aviation Management or Flights Operation majors for further details.

What additional training is required to become a pilot in Australia?

After completing your first year of UniSQ’s Bachelor of Aviation (Flight Operations) you can undertake formal flight training with an applicable VET registered education provider to obtain your Commercial Pilot License (CPL).

Once you have completed your flight training, the Australian Civil Aviation Authority will issue your CPL.

How long does a Bachelor of Aviation take?

A Bachelor of Aviation will take you approximately three years to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required courses. You have a maximum of six years to complete the degree.

Are flexible study options available?

You can study UniSQ’s Bachelor of Aviation on your own terms, in your own time.

Many students study full-time, however, you have the option to study part-time which allows you to balance your life, work and family commitments.

Our Aviation Management courses are all studied on-campus, giving you your first foray into the sky as a pilot. If you choose to study Flight Operations you have the option to study your 3rd year online, with the first 2 years on-campus. 

Discover more about the different ways to study at UniSQ.
How much does a Bachelor of Aviation cost in Australia?

The cost of a Bachelor of Aviation in Australia will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

When you study with us, the first year of your studies will cost approximately AUD 15000 (Commonwealth supported place), not including:

  • Flight training costs
  • Student services and amenities fees

Please view the fees and scholarships information for Aviation Management or Flights Operations majors for further details.

Why study a Bachelor of Aviation with UniSQ?
Take the first steps to a fulfilling career with Australia’s only university to house both Airbus and Boeing simulators.
  • Learn in state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 and A320 airliner simulators, providing you with a real-world experience through multi-crew simulated training in an aircraft cockpit.
  • Experience simulated flying in the first year of your study.
  • Have the opportunity to join the Qantas Group Pilot Academy giving you access to world-class training and the chance to complete your Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
  • Take advance of superior industry experience with highly regarded staff, including current and recent airline, Australian Defence Force, and instructor pilots and managers.
  • At UniSQ we are rated five out of five stars for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2024)  

From our world-class lecturers to our small class sizes, discover what sets UniSQ apart and why you should choose us.