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Undergraduate Programmes

Aviation Studies

Bachelor of Aviation Management


Course Code: 1750-DP094A (CE68-528-00/91)
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 19/000982/L5 Validity Period: 1 September 2019 - 31 August 2023
Ms Winnie Lam
T: 2587 3232



The programme “Bachelor of Aviation Management”, in collaboration with the Swinburne University of Technology from Australia , aims to produce graduates who seek to play a key role in bringing changes to the aviation industry.  Students gain insight into how airlines and airports operate to prepare them for management roles in the aviation industry.  Students gain a sound professional understanding of the aviation industry and its associated environment, as well as skills in organizational, regulatory, safety, technical as well as business management. 

Programme Highlights

  • Strong local and international industry supports;
  • High quality teaching delivered by specialist staff through a variety of teaching methods and activities;
  • Lecturers of Swinburne University of Technology will fly to Hong Kong to teach. They are experienced and knowledgeable in both academic and industry;
  • Opportunities to join the Australia Aviation Study Trip to attend lectures at the Swinburne campus and receive practical flying experience;
  • Full access to the learning resources in the University of Hong Kong library and sport facilities; and
  • Opportunities to have placement at local aviation organisations.

Swinburne University of Technology 澳洲斯威本科技大學

Swinburne Campus

Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) is an internationally recognised research-intensive university. Swinburne was ranked top three percent of Universities Worldwide in the QS World University Ranking; and also ranked 65th in the 2018 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, which recognises the world’s top universities under 50 years old. The university focuses on and invests in high-quality teaching and research. The university fosters close ties with industry, business and governmental organisations to ensure that the research undertaken at Swinburne is practically applied.

Swinburne AviationSwinburne Aviation Lab

The Department of Aviation of Swinburne has been offering programmes in aviation for almost two decades.  Swinburne was one of the first Australian universities to offer aviation programmes and is a partner of the Qantas Future Pilot Program. Swinburne is now offering four aviation bachelor degree programmes. Among the programmes, the Bachelor of Aviation Management equips students with a sound professional understanding of the aviation industry and its associated environment, and skills in organisational, regulatory, safety, technical and business management. Swinburne collaborates with the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (COAA) to provide practical training for aviation students.




Content and

Programme Structure

The top-up degree programme consists of 8 units as below. Students who have successfully completed a Higher Diploma in Aviation Studies or approved equivalent qualification will be given up to 200 advanced credit exemptions, and are expected to complete the 8 units below in 3 semesters.

Year Unit Tilte

First Year (Semester 1)

Private Pilot Theory for Managers

Aviation Marketing

Aviation Regulation and Operation *

First Year (Semester 2)

Aviation Business Strategies and Management *

Project Management in Aviation

Flight Operations for Managers

Second Year (Semester 1)

Aviation Research Project (Part I) *

Aviation Research Project (Part II) *

* Taught by Swinburne Lecturers

The above programme structure is intended for use as a guideline to
prospective students. The University reserves the right to modify sequencing of units within the structure.
CRICOS course code: 093355C

Duration of Study AND AWARD

The normal duration of the programme is 3 years. With exemptions from 200 Swinburne credits, students may complete the programme in 1.5 years.

Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded the “Bachelor of Aviation Management” by the Swinburne University of Technology.

Teaching mode

The programme will be delivered in full-time mode. The teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, workshops and research projects.


Assessment will be done by assignment, quiz, project and examination. All assessment will be set by Swinburne University of Technology. 



Award and


Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Aviation Management by Swinburne University of Technology.

Career Opportunities

The Aviation Management course prepares students for professional careers in the following areas:

  • Airline management
  • Airline flight operations
  • Airline ground operations
  • Airport management
  • Airport operations
  • Airport planning
  • Aviation consultancy firms
  • Aviation charter firms
  • Air services
  • Aviation regulatory and safety services
  • Aviation safety authorities

Further Studies

Swinburne University of Technology qualifications are well-recognised worldwide. Graduates of the programme may also pursue further studies in aviation management, airport operations, human factors management, aircraft engineering, transport policy and planning or business related disciplines at postgraduate level at Swinburne, or at other universities worldwide.


Fees and

Tuition Fee

The full tuition fee* for the 2019/20 intake is HK$105,000.

* The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS)

Students are eligible to apply for the HKSAR Government’s Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). The maximum financial assistance under the ENLS is equivalent to the total tuition fee payable to the HKU SPACE in the academic year. 


Scholarships will be given by the Swinburne University of  Technology to the new student with outstanding achievement in their Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma/ Advanced Diploma study for enrolling in the Bachelor of Aviation Management programme. 

All HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC* students will be granted a HK$5,000 scholarship if they apply for the Bachelor of Aviation Management programme. Students who achieve a CGPA of 2.8 and above will be given an additional HK$5,000, so that the total amount will be HK$10,000 for this group of students. 

For students of aviation-related sub-degree programmes from other institutions in Hong Kong with CGPA 2.6 or above will be granted a HK$5,000 scholarship if they apply for the Bachelor of Aviation Management.

*HKUSPACE CC – HKU SPACE Community College   
*HKU SPACE HPSHCC – HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College

2) IC Scholarships and Bursaries

A number of IC Scholarships and Bursaries are made available for eligible new entrants to apply every year. Please consult programme staff for more information.

IC Scholarship

(for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates) 
Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$5,000 for enrolling an IC undergraduate programme in 2019/20.  If you achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, you will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$10,000).

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, you are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$5,000 or HK$10,000) will be disbursed to you after the commencement of the programme on which you have successfully enrolled.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:


hold a Higher Diploma in Aviation Studies (HDAS) awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE (GPA requirement 2.4 or above);

1B. i) hold an Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in aviation or related discipline granted by a recognized institution;


  ii) provide evidence of English proficiency such as an overall band of 6.0 or above in the IELTS if the B(i) qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English.
2. have successfully completed the “Aviation Mathematics and Physics” course at HKU SPACE, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.


Applicants holding other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Flying Experience

Student Work
and Activities

Australia Aviation Study Trip 2018

Students will have opportunity to get a chance to experience the Trial Instructional Flight in Melbourne Australia. Students can also attend lectures in the Swinburne University of Technology as well as visit to local aviation organisations, such as airline training centres or domestic airports. This study trip is optional and its costs are additional to the programme’s tuition fee.

Trial Instructional Flight at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Trial Instructional Flight at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Visit to QANTAS Flight Training Centre
Visit to QANTAS Flight Training Centre
Visit to Avalon Airport
Visit to Avalon Airport
Lectures at Swinburne University of Technology
Lecture at Swinburne Lecture at Swinburne

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CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.




This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.