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What will I learn?

Are you ready to work across operational, management and planning roles in the dynamic and vibrant aviation industry?

With RMIT, you'll gain a broad awareness of the aviation industry and a range of analytical skills, giving you a comprehensive appreciation of the aviation operating environment. You'll develop breadth and depth of thinking, and the ability to solve problems relevant to the aviation industry.

The degree contains two specialised streams:

The Aviation Operations and Management stream focuses on developing a breadth of skills and knowledge across the aviation industry. This includes operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, ground handling and safety.

The Piloting stream is where you'll gain the skills to become a commercial pilot, while also learning about the aviation industry. Flight training can be taken in conjunction with RMIT Flight Training at Point Cook or Bendigo.

You’ll also be able to tailor the degree to suit your interests and desired career path, through many general, business and aviation electives.

Why study aviation at RMIT?

Study with a leading organisation
RMIT has been involved in aerospace and aviation education and training for more than 75 years so we have a strong history in educating aviation professionals.
We tailor the degree to you
You can tailor the degree to suit your interests and desired career opportunities through a number of general, business, and aviation electives.
Practical and industry-focused approach
Project-based learning and work-integrated learning means you graduate equipped to be effective in a wide range of roles and levels.

Explore Flight Training and Aviation

Would you like a career in aviation?

Learn more about the associate and bachelor degrees available at RMIT, what they will teach you, and how you can turn your studies into a career in the sky.


Professionals in the aviation industry are in demand, not only in Australia, but across the globe. With a rapidly growing population that seeks to travel internationally, the need for well-planned and managed airlines, airports and related organisations will become even more important.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) will prepare you to play an important role in meeting the needs of the aviation industry, and RMIT graduates continue to be highly employable.

Graduates may choose to embark on professional careers in the following areas:

airline management
airline operations
airport management
airport operations
airport planning
aviation charter business
aviation consulting
aviation regulation and safety
commercial pilot

Which department am I in?

STEM College



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,360.00 (21,32,178) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 75% average.

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum 65% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University) offers below pathways course for this subject

About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
  • Industry partnerships in 100+ countries