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Undergraduate Programmes

Aviation Studies

Bachelor of Aviation Management


Course Code: 2245-DP094A (CE68-528-00/41)
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 19/000982/L5 Validity Period: 1 September 2019 - 31 August 2028
Continuing Education Fund

Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Ms Kay Chan
T: 3762 0839



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 run-in 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 over 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;
  • Students can choose to study one semester or even a year at the Hawthorn Campus at Melbourne, with all credits counted towards their qualifications.
  • 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.

Programme Information & Sharing from Programme Leaders

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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 is ranked 45th in the world under the age of 50 years in the QS World University Rankings in 2021; and is also one of the world’s top 250 universities (2022). 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.


Flight Simulation Practice at Hawthorn Campus, Swinburne University of Technology


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 has been a partner of the Qantas Future Pilot Program. Swinburne is now offering four aviation bachelor degree programmes. 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. Students who have successfully completed a Higher Diploma in Aviation Studies/ Higher Diploma in Airline and Airport Services/ Higher Diploma in Aviation and Piloting or approved equivalent qualification will be given 200 advanced credit exemptions, and are expected to complete the 8 units below in 3 semesters.

Year Unit Tilte

Year 2 (Semester 1)

Aviation Marketing

Aviation Legal and Regulatory Framework *

Advanced Aviation Analytics and Research Skills *

Year 2 (Semester 2)

Aviation Project: Managing Implementation

Continuing Airworthiness Management

Aviation Capstone: Project Planning *

Year 3 (Semester 1)

Aircraft Flight Operations for Managers

Aviation Capstone: Project Implementation *

* 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 will 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 programme 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 2024/25 intake is HK$105,000.

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

Government Financial Assistance Schemes

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) /
Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

This programme has been successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academics and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Students enrolled in this programme are eligible to apply for the HKSAR Government’s grants and low interest loans, i.e. FASP and NLSPS.

Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) 

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

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This programme and the modules have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.

Scholarship Presentation Ceremony


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. 

2) IC Scholarship 

more Details ​



Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:


hold an Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in an aviation-related discipline awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE#;  

ii) hold a recognised Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree / Higher Diploma in an aviation-related discipline awarded by a recognised institution in Hong Kong

If the qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, provide evidence of English proficiency such as an overall band of 6.0 or above in the IELTS with no individual band below 6.0



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

# with a minimum overall average of 50% (i.e. CGPA of 2.0) including all 
course attempts
*A ‘course’ in the Hong Kong curriculum is equivalent to a ‘unit’ in the Australian curriculum.

Flying Experience

Student Work
and Activities

Australia Aviation Study Trip 

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.

Practical Flying Experience in Melbourne, Australia
Practical Flying Experience in Melbourne, Australia
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.



On Campus Transfer

Students can go to the Swinburne University of Technology campus in Melbourne to study after the completion of the first semester of study in Hong Kong.

On Campus TransferHawthorn Campus


Continuing Education Fund This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

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.