Welcome from the Head of School

Professor Brett Molesworth, Head of School

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the UNSW School of Aviation. Aviation is an exciting and unique industry that is dynamic, evolving in response to global, social, economic, and environmental challenges. Key to aviation’s success, is the professional within the industry, who has the knowledge and skills to understand these challenges and develop solutions accordingly. UNSW Aviation prides itself on creating graduates who are equipped to contribute and develop in this exciting industry.

The School of Aviation is made up of a world-class teaching and research team who are dedicated to providing the aviation industry with graduates of the highest calibre, and with an understanding of relevant and current research. Our qualifications are recognised throughout the world as being of superior academic quality and industry relevance. Our team is made up from an impressive range of backgrounds, encompassing academics that are leaders within their field, and industry experts. In addition to their teaching and research duties, our staff hold and have held senior industry positions including Senior Management positions with international airlines, major airports, government, and national/international regulatory authorities. The School of Aviation is committed to the high standards essential for the future of the aviation industry in Australia and throughout the world.

Here at the School of Aviation, we offer tailored degree programs to meet the needs of the aviation industry. Our research capabilities are also extensive, uniquely placing us as leaders in the industry. Our programs range across management, flying and technology specialities at both an undergraduate, and masters level. We offer doctorate research programs supervised by our aviation experts and producing high quality research graduates. We deliver our own flying training under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation certification (CASR Parts 141/142) with single engine Diamond DA-40CS and twin engine Piper PA44 airplanes. At our Flight Operations Unit, located at Bankstown Airport, our professional ground and flight instructors deliver flight training utilising our fleet of aircraft, as well as our three flight simulators. Co-located at this facility is our airborne research laboratory. The school also provides consultancy and short courses in aviation related topics delivered by our highly specialised staff.

I highly recommend our program for your consideration and look forward to welcoming you in person soon.

Professor Brett Molesworth
Head, School of Aviation
UNSW, Sydney