You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
With worldwide demand for aviation experts growing1, the University of South Australia will build your knowledge in airport and flight operations and prepare you for a global career in aviation.
We offer two specialisations – Pilot or Aviation Management. In the Bachelor of Aviation (Management), you will develop the knowledge and skills for a successful career in aviation management, airline administration, and airport or flight operations. The Bachelor of Aviation (Flight) is structured so you can complete flight training at the same time as this specialised undergraduate degree.
Flight training can start from the first year of your bachelor degree through private flying lessons.
Through postgraduate studies in organisational safety management or human factors you can investigate the impact of safety in today’s business environment, and gain advanced knowledge in the development of expert safety management systems.
1Boeing’s Current Market Outlook 2014-2033
1Boeing’s Current Market Outlook 2014 - 2033
22017 QS World University Rankings and 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
We emphasise hands-on, practical knowledge. For example, through our connection with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) information service you can submit flight plans and access the latest aerodrome alerts and weather forecasts.
Private flying lessons are available through Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) who deliver quality flight training to our aviation students. FTA teaches from The University of South Australia’s Parafield Airport hangar, located near our Mawson Lakes campus.
Our postgraduate qualifications in organisational safety and human factors are taught by experienced academics and industry experts using the latest teaching tools. You’ll learn the most current workplace safety methods and be able to transfer those skills to any industry.
Over the next 20 years, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that passenger air travel will double. Routes to, from and within the Asia-Pacific region will see an extra 1.8 billion annual passengers by 2035 – the second highest global growth rate1.
This growth should have a flow on effect on other careers in the field of aviation, making it a very exciting time to be launching a career in this vibrant industry.
1 IATA Press Release No.59, 18 October 2016
We are a globally connected university; our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We also have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.
Bachelor of Aviation and Graduate Diploma in Aviation graduate Alexi Currie discusses her experience of studying at the University of South Australia.
Grant Price, Boeing 777 Captain