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Bachelor of Commerce / Aviation (Management)

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Supercharge your potential with a double degree that gives you first-hand experience, unmatched industry knowledge and professional connections you can’t get at any other university. With the Bachelor of Commerce/Aviation (Management), you’ll combine future-focused business knowledge with unique experience in the aviation sector.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
4 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
UAC code 424100
Program code 3835
CRICOS code 080470G
Entry Requirements
ATAR/2023 lowest selection rank
93
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Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$14,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$58,000*
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Overview

Combine critical business knowledge from the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with aviation management skills to unlock a successful, global career in the aviation industry. 

This supercharged double degree provides a unique skill set that will set you apart in the job market. The commerce component of this double degree provides you with a fundamental understanding of general business principles and allows you to develop specialist knowledge in a business area of your choice.

The aviation management degree explores a wide range of specialisations and functions of the aviation sector, including airline and airport operations management, aviation economics, law and regulations, airline marketing, sustainability in aviation, and human factors and aviation safety. 

During this four-year, full-time degree, you’ll gain first-hand experience in the aviation industry where you’ll put your knowledge to the test to solve contemporary air transport problems. Upon graduation, you’ll be well positioned to take on a variety of roles across domestic and international airlines, airports, government agencies and air transport organisations. 

Key features

Industry-aligned degree

This program has recently been revamped to reflect the changing needs of the Australian Aviation sector. Developed alongside our industry and research partners, this double degree will equip you with essential skills and knowledge in the fields of science, commerce, engineering, interpersonal relations, the environment and management. 

Practical experience

Learning exercises range from operating a start-up airline in a management simulation to exploring the cognitive abilities of humans in the fast-developing environment of aviation. Throughout your degree, you’ll also be encouraged to undertake industry-based scholarships and internships. These programs provide valuable opportunities to consolidate knowledge, determine career interests and significantly enhance your employment prospects upon graduation.  

Integrated First Year

Our commerce first year courses are designed to reflect the nature of real-world business, and we call it the Integrated First Year. Traditionally, first year business courses are a series of ‘introduction to’ or ‘fundamentals of’ courses, which are separate introductions to different business disciplines. However, we know that in reality, business problems are complex, multi-layered and span several disciplines. Our integrated curriculum reflects this. You'll gain a breadth of experience and nuance of understanding across a range of disciplines, preparing you to tackle real challenges in the workplace. 

MyBCom portfolio

MyBCom portfolio is an award-winning interactive platform and assessment tool. You'll use MyBCom throughout your degree to guide your studies, develop a tailored career plan, and collate a portfolio of professional experiences to showcase future employers. 

Guaranteed work experience

Work experience is built into the BCom, meaning you can undertake internships in Australia or internationally as part of your degree.  Alternatively, you can choose other work integrated learning experiences, such as industry consultancy projects, online practicums, or collaborating on real social entrepreneurship projects. 

Many of these experiences are offered through UNSW Business School's industry partners, including Accenture, Suncorp, Grant Thornton, Flight Centre Travel Group, Tata Group, Synpulse, and more.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

Study with the best - Join a top 20 global university*

We’re the #1 Business School in Australia* and a global top 20 university**. UNSW is also the only Go8 university to offer aviation and the highest ranked global university with a stand-alone aviation school that offers aviation degrees, operates flight training under its own Air Operator’s Certificate and undertakes research. 

* AFR BOSS 2023 Best Business School Rankings

** QS World University Rankings, 2024

Learn from expert educators

Our academic and staff and industry facilitators bring a wealth of experience across a variety of business contexts. Our courses are written and coordinated by experts with substantial industry experience and are constantly evolving to reflect the changing needs of the business world and the aviation industry.

Gain industry-relevant knowledge and experience

Our strong industry connections ensure the knowledge, skills, and experience you gain will be relevant and in-demand. Alongside a rigorous education, you'll grow professionally and socially through Career Accelerator networking, mentoring and internship opportunities and diverse student-led societies. 

Program Code
3835
CRICOS Code
080470G
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
424100
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192
Indicative Enrolments
60

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Entry requirements

Entry to this degree is based on your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or an equivalent rank derived from the following:

  • Australian interstate Year 12 qualifications (e.g., OP rank)
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications e.g., International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, GCE A-Levels
  • Post-secondary or tertiary qualifications
  • An alternative entry qualification

 

2022 Lowest Selection Rank
93
2022 A levels
17
2022 IB Diploma
36
2022 Lowest ATAR
81.2*
    1. The 2023 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023.
    2. The 2023 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2023 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2023 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced

Adjustment Factors


We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways


Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Admission pathways


If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into your chosen degree, you may be eligible for a pathway program with UNSW College. UNSW College provides alternative entry options using university-approved content so that you can start your UNSW journey with confidence. 

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

The Bachelor of Commerce/Aviation (Management) is a four-year, full-time double degree. The program consists of core courses, prescribed electives, integrated first year courses, work integrated learning, a commerce major and a final year synthesis. 

Our courses will develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills across a wide variety of business contexts, with a focus on aviation management. 

To see the full list of courses and electives, please visit the UNSW Handbook.

Full program structure

Students must complete 192 units of credit (UOC) to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce/Aviation (Management). This four-year full-time course includes:

  • As part of the Bachelor of Aviation (Management), students must complete 78 UOC of core courses and 18 UOC of prescribed electives.

    Level 1

    • Aeronautical Knowledge for Aviation Managers (6 UOC)
    • Introduction to Human Factors: The Safety Science of Human Performance (6 UOC)
    • Aviation Transport Economics (6 UOC)
    • Introduction to Science Communication (6 UOC)
    • Mathematics for Life Sciences (6 UOC)
    • Statistics for Life and Social Sciences (6 UOC)

    Level 2

    • Airline Financial Analysis and Decision Support (6 UOC)
    • Aviation Law and Regulations (6 UOC)
    • Airport Management (6 UOC)

    Level 3

    • Airline Management (6 UOC)
    • Airline Resource Management (6 UOC)
    • Aviation Safety and Resource Management (6 UOC)
    • Aviation Research Methods (6 UOC)
    • Level 2

      Students must take one of the following courses:

      • Advanced Human Factors (6 UOC)
      • Introduction to Airborne Drone Management (6 UOC)
      • Airline Marketing Strategies (6 UOC)
      • Aviation Operations Research (6 UOC)
      • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Aviation (6 UOC)
      • Aviation Security and Air Freight Logistics (6 UOC)
      • Air Transport: Economics and the Environment (6 UOC)
      • Managing People (6 UOC)

      Level 3

      Students must take two of the following courses:

      • Human Factors Tools and Methods (6 UOC)
      • Aviation Safety Management Systems (6 UOC)
      • Workplace Safety (6 UOC)
      • Aviation Work Placement (6 UOC)
      • Advanced Law and Regulation in Aviation (6 UOC)
      • Flight Data Analytics  (6 UOC)
      • Aviation Data Modelling (6 UOC)
      • Sustainable Aviation and Tourism (6 UOC)
  • As part of the Bachelor of Commerce, students must complete a total of 96 UOC, including:

    • Integrated First Year Courses (48 UOC)
    • myBCom (0 UOC)
    • Commerce major (48 UOC)
    • Work Integrated Learning Course (6 UOC)
    • Final Year Synthesis (0-6 UOC)

Future careers

As a UNSW graduate, you’ll have access to our global network of industry partners, alumni and community to leverage after graduation. With your specialised expertise in the aviation sector, you’ll unlock professional opportunities across a range of organisations, including airlines, airports, government agencies, tourism authorities, freight forwarders and airport ground handling companies. If you look even more widely you can also join consulting firms, IT firms and air safety authorities.

UNSW Aviation produces graduates of the highest calibre, whose qualifications are recognised throughout the world. Our graduates work across a range of Australian and international organisations including Qantas, Airservices Australia, Rex, the Defence Forces, Sydney Airport, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Emirates, to name a few.

UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.

Potential careers

  • airline marketing
  • flight operations management
  • aviation economics
  • aviation law and regulations
  • aviation safety management
  • aviation security
  • airline operations
  • corporate planning
  • fleet and schedule planning
  • air traffic management
  • airport management
  • airfreight operations manager
  • aviation revenue manager
  • commercial manager
  • human resource consultant
  • management consultant

Honours

Take your Commerce studies to the next level with an additional one-year Honours degree, where you'll gain advanced knowledge and research skills in your chosen area of business. You'll have the opportunity to be mentored by top-tier researchers and work on industry relevant projects while undertaking a significant research thesis. Graduate with advanced knowledge, analytical, problem-solving and research skills that are highly sought after in business and government. Learn more about BCom Honours

Accreditation

Depending on course selection you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting).

How to apply

 

To apply for this double degree combined with the Bachelor of Commerce, you will need to apply for Double Commerce (424100) through the UAC application portal. Upon receiving an offer to for this degree, you will choose the second degree to pair with Commerce during the acceptance process.


Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$14,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$58,000*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$52,500*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$230,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.

Featured scholarship

  • SYD100 Scholarship
    The Sydney Airport SYD100 Scholarship has been established to support educationally disadvantaged students undertaking study with UNSW Aviation. This scholarship covers full tuition fees for four years and $25,000 towards residential fees (where relevant).

Featured scholarship

  • SYD100 Scholarship
    The Sydney Airport SYD100 Scholarship has been established to support educationally disadvantaged students undertaking study with UNSW Aviation. This scholarship covers full tuition fees for four years and $25,000 towards residential fees (where relevant).

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