As air travel returns, increasing numbers of pilots and aviation professionals will be needed to meet industry demand. From the technically challenging cockpit with awe-inspiring views, to the operational, logistical, safety and financial challenges of managing airports and airlines, UNSW Aviation is a leader in preparing graduates to take on the diverse opportunities across this important industry.
The industry is becoming more complex and sophisticated, meaning employers are looking for graduates who have wide industry knowledge, tertiary qualifications and all-round capabilities. At UNSW, we offer qualifications in aviation management and flying programs for those intending to become pilots.
With over 25 years of experience and industry collaboration, our programs are designed in partnership with industry and will prepare you for rewarding careers in both technical and management roles. Our industry facilitators bring a wealth of aviation experience, while our academic staff frequently engage with regulatory authorities, industry bodies and research collaborators.
You can study aviation in the following undergraduate degrees:
Gain research experience and enhance your career prospects with an honours degree. These programs are designed to connect your undergraduate study with supervised independent research. An honours degree also provides a pathway into further study, such as a Masters by Research or PhD.
Standalone honours program
You can study aviation in the following postgraduate coursework programs:
You can study aviation in the following postgraduate research degrees:
The School of Aviation offers an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Theory course.
Aeronautical knowledge at air transport level is fundamental for pilots who aspire to command transport category aeroplanes. This course is delivered by the Flying Operations Unit (FOU) and is designed to provide you with the knowledge required for the ATPL, as outlined in the CASR 1998 Part 61 Manual of Standards. Our experienced teachers will guide you through the material, explain the concepts, and provide practical and precise methods of calculation.
This short course is available to both UNSW flying students and external students.