What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) will prepare you for a career as a commercial pilot. In this course, you will gain the aeronautical knowledge and experience required to achieve a Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating. In the first year of your study, you will fly solo in the circuit area and training area of the training aerodrome. You will learn about unmanned aerial vehicles as well as the physics of aviation and basic aeronautics. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming as well as the laws that are relevant to aviation. During your second year, you should be eligible to apply for your first pilot licence, the Recreational Pilot Licence, and start your navigation training. You will learn the aerodynamics, aeronautics, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and loading required by a commercial pilot. You will learn about the human factors that impact commercial pilots. Flight planning and navigation, both visually and using instruments, are also covered. Towards the end of the second year you should be eligible to apply for your Private Pilot Licence and start your Commercial Pilot Licence training. During your third year you will complete your Command Instrument Rating training and your Commercial Pilot Licence training and you should be eligible to apply for your Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Core units 20

Electives - None

Major units - None

Minor units - None

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

When you graduate with the Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) you will meet the aeronautical knowledge and experience requirements for careers as a commercial pilot in the air transportation industry. You would normally be legally qualified to work as a commercial pilot and have access to aviation careers in the air transportation industry, or a cadetship/ traineeship offered by some airlines. With additional flight training you can explore opportunities in general aviation such as; flight instructing, tourism operations and agricultural operations such as mustering and crop spraying.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Technology

CRICOS

097033M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,350.00 (US$ 17,212) per year
Total fee: AUD $67,050

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

Start date

March 2021, July 2021

Venue

Cairns Campus

Corner Abbott Street and Shields Street,

CAIRNS,

Queensland,

4870, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent; or completion of an approved university foundation studies program.

English Requirement

IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) / Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154).

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

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About this uni

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