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Aviation Major


Recommended for students who wish to enter the aviation industry in non-flying roles. This major provides a broad professional education and introduction to the core industry activity of flying people and freight from point-to-point.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge and skills in relation to aeronautical operations to a diversity of practical scenarios, displaying creativity and innovation, successfully communicating decisions and solutions pertaining to them.
  2. Apply technology, information and English literacy and numeric proficiency to generate, evaluate and communicate ideas in written and oral forms across a range of aviation contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of aircraft systems and operating procedures.
  4. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the concepts, best-practice principles and professional developments in aviation from local and global perspectives.
  5. Demonstrate initiative, planning and decision making to coordinate flight operations.
  6. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to appropriately manage crew resources.
  7. Identify sustainability issues and principles that are applicable to aviation and integrate them into all aspects of professional practice.
  8. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge in order to carry out advanced flight planning operations.


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA1125Fundamentals of Flight15
SCA1116Aviation Legislation and Regulatory Frameworks15
SCA1229Aviation Meteorology15
SCA2101Aircraft Performance15
SCA2224Aircraft Systems15
SCA3100Aircraft Propulsion15
Plus one of the following group of two units:
SCA1117 ^Human Factors in Aviation15
SCA3200 ^Crew Resource Management15
SCA2100 ^Flight Operations15
SCA2212 ^Advanced Aerodynamics15

^ Core Option

Employment Opportunities

This major allows students to plan their career path into a range of options within the aviation industry.

Possible future job titles

Flight Planner, Aviation Operations Controller, Load Controller, CASA Regulator, Fixed Based Operations Officer, Accident Investigator

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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