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Start date
March
September

Campus
Offshore

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
OBAVK

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6]
  • IELTS reading [6]
  • IELTS writing [6]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

Degree overview

  • Develop broad expertise in aviation management, safety and operations, airline finance and airport management.
  • The University of South Australia is in Asia’s top two per cent for innovation1.
  • Our highly-skilled graduates are ready to meet the growing global demand in aviation2.
  • Our research profile is envied by many older universities – we have researchers working on more than 500 international collaborations across 45 countries.

1 Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities 2016

2 IATA Press Release No.59, 18 October 2016

Snapshot

Snapshot

This degree is for students living and studying in Singapore. It is managed by Kaplan in collaboration with the University of South Australia.

Global tourism and travel continues to grow and that growth is strongest in the Asia-Pacific region1.

The University of South Australia was the first in Australasia to offer degree qualifications in aviation, and we have worked in close partnership with this industry for many years. Working with some of the aviation industry’s most experienced people, you will learn from academics and industry experts. They will teach you the very latest in aviation theory. This degree focuses on aviation management, safety and law; airline finance and operations; and airport management.

There is one annual intake in September, and the degree is delivered over three study periods. Students are generally expected to complete degree requirements in 12 months. Students may attend a graduation ceremony or presentation of awards ceremony in Adelaide or Singapore. The Singapore ceremony can be attended in the November following the standard expected completion date.

1 IATA Press Release No.59, 18 October 2016

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will commence your studies with an introduction to aviation, aviation management and safety. There are also courses in professional and technical communication, and human factors.

As your studies progress you will explore aviation law, finance, economics and marketing; airline operations management; airport, project and strategic management; and risk and safety systems. You’ll also study leadership, and communications and research methods.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
STUDY PERIOD 1
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Professional and Technical Communication COMM 1065 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Introduction to Aviation AERO 1022 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Aviation Practice AERO 1020 4.5 Rule(s): 1
STUDY PERIOD 3
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Introduction to Aviation Management AERO 1024 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Introduction to Aviation Safety AERO 1025 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Human Factors 1 AERO 1017 4.5 Rule(s): 1
STUDY PERIOD 6
Aviation Law AERO 1014 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Aviation Marketing AERO 2060 4.5
Human Factors 2 AERO 2053 4.5
SECOND YEAR
STUDY PERIOD 1
Airline Finance AERO 2057 4.5
Aviation Economics AERO 2059 4.5
Airline Operations Management AERO 2058 4.5 Rule(s): 1
University Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 1
STUDY PERIOD 3
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Airport Management AERO 3017 4.5
Organisational Leadership BUSS 3050 4.5
Communications and Research Methods AERO 3013 4.5
STUDY PERIOD 6
Aviation Strategic Management AERO 3018 4.5
Elective 1 4.5 Rule(s): 1
Risk and Safety Management Systems AERO 3016 4.5
Aviation Project AERO 3012 4.5

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • case studies, reports and critical analyses
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • an industry-relevant project
  • group projects or presentation

Why Bachelor of Aviation (Management) - Kaplan

Why this Degree

Global tourism is in a cycle of ongoing growth. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts 7.2 billion passengers will travel by air in 2035 – nearly double the air travellers from 20161.

Along with the obvious need for pilots and ground staff, employers will also require experts in the growing field of workplace health and safety systems. As more people travel and the industry becomes more sophisticated, staff with a broad range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge will become valuable assets. 

This degree prepares you for a management role in the global aviation industry. You will develop a sound professional understanding of the industry and its associated environment. Your skills in organisational, regulatory, safety, technical and business management will make you adaptable and highly employable.

This degree utilises a combination of different learning techniques. You will attend on-campus seminars and workshops and will be supported by an online environment. You will be supported by a dedicated team of academic and support staff, and you will become part of a community of other professional, like-minded students.

1 IATA Press Release No.59, 18 October 2016

Career outcomes

Your career

Over the next 20 years, IATA (the International Air Transport Association) forecasts that passenger air travel will double. Routes to, from and within the Asia-Pacific 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.

Careers to consider:

  • Manager airport services / Operations Manager: oversee day-to-day operations airports, responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of safety, security and customer service
  • Human Factors / Safety Management Systems Analyst: responsible for human factors programmes and projects that ensure employee well-being and workplace health and safety, including implementing WHS strategies, training employees and investigating incidents.
  • Airport Management: responsible for flight operations, crew scheduling, flight dispatch and regulatory compliance.  

1 IATA Press Release No.59, 18 October 2016

How to apply

To apply, please contact the program director, Associate Professor Sang-Heon Lee by emailing Sang-Heon.Lee@unisa.edu.au or calling +61 8 830 23018.

Alternatively, visit the Kaplan website or email them on info.sg@kaplan.com.

Your study experience and support

At present there are over 6,300 full-time students and approximately 8,200 part-time students enrolled in degrees at various levels from certificates, diplomas, higher/professional diplomas, as well as associate degrees and higher degrees.

You will benefit from the modern facilities and be taught by academics who are experts in their field.

Student services

Student services

We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • a dedicated website for Kaplan students
  • access to Kaplan's Main Library
  • access to UniSA on-line library database
  • academic counselling (Kaplan and UniSA)
  • access to online academic workshops
  • dedicated myUniSA site for Kaplan students

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

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