The Bachelor of Technology (Aviation) covers technical and operational aspects of aircraft safety and management. The first year is a common program of foundation science and engineering courses with other first-year Technology and Engineering students. In second and third years, the focus is on human factors in the aviation discipline. You will develop an understanding of the function of pilots, air combat officers, maritime aviation warfare officers and joint battlefield airspace controllers and their role in aviation, infrastructure and safety management systems. You will also develop sound knowledge of the safety practices that underpin aviation. Courses in aerodynamics and aviation systems incorporate problem-based learning informed by academic research and industrial practice. Electives and a final-semester project enable you to pursue your interests both within and outside the Technology (Aviation) discipline.

UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Bachelor of Technology
Commencing Terms
Semester 1
3 Year(s)


Key features

Why study this degree at UNSW?

Program Code
UAC Code
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
Indicative Enrolments

Entry Requirements

2020 Lowest Selection Rank
80.00 + Defence Selection
2021 Guaranteed Entry
2020 A levels
13 + Defence Selection
2020 IB Diploma
29 + Defence Selection
2020 Lowest ATAR
    1. The 2020 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020.
    2. Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.
    3. The 2020 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.
    4. The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.
    5. The 2020 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.

Alternative Entry Pathways

English Language Requirements​

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.

Pathway Programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. [Learn more](

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 and this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you will 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: * [English Language Tests and University English Courses]( * [Prior study in the medium of English]( * [Other qualifications]( If you do not currently meet the English language requirements of your chosen program, UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach these requirements. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. [Learn more.](

What will I study?

Structure Overview

Major/Minors/Study Areas

Full Structure

Future Careers

Pilot, maritime aviation warfare officer, air combat officer, joint battlefield airspace controller.

Potential Careers/Positions List​


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How to Apply

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.

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Fees & Scholarships

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee

\*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 below. 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 Overview

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.

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