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Bachelor of Aviation

Course code K99

Provides a focused, professional education and graduate status for those seeking to enter the aviation industry.

The course is technically-oriented, covering a good breadth of the underlying science and technology related to aircraft systems, in addition to a range of more general content areas related to the aviation industry.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K99

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K99

CRICOS code

070518A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $28,400

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete a Core unit set, plus an 8-unit Major, or a Minor plus Electives, or 8 Electives.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA1125Fundamentals of Flight15
SCP1132Introduction to Physics15
MAT1108Foundations of Mathematics15
SCA1116Aviation Legislation and Regulatory Frameworks15

Note: Students who have passed Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR (or equivalents) should enrol into SCP1111 Physics of Motion or an elective unit in this semester in place of SCP1132 Introduction to Physics. Note: Students who have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) should enrol into MAT1236 Calculus 1 or an additional elective in this semester in place of MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics. Students who have passed Year 11 Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) can consider discussing a pre-requisite waiver with the Mathematics coordinator to enable them to enrol into MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics in place of MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA1117Human Factors in Aviation15
SCA1229Aviation Meteorology15
MAT1114Introductory Statistics15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA2101Aircraft Performance15
SCA2100Flight Operations15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex230
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA2212Advanced Aerodynamics15
SCA2224Aircraft Systems15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex230
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA3100Aircraft Propulsion15
ENS2170Principles of Industrial Maintenance15
Unit from Major/Minor/Electivex230
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA3200Crew Resource Management15
SCA3612Advanced Flight Planning15
Unit from Major/Minor/Elective15
ENS5543Engineering Management15

Note: The major, minor and/or elective units should be chosen in consultation with the Course Coordinator. At least 4 units must be from the same study area. Suggested complementary areas of study are: Business Studies, Security Science, Physics, Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Science.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

One or more of the majors in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the major for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad mathematical knowledge and skills in a variety of aviation contexts.
  2. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the concepts, best-practice principles and professional developments in a number of areas relating to aerodynamics and aviation.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and innovation in the integration of knowledge of sustainability issues and principles relevant to aviation into professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate cross cultural competence and a strong appreciation for diversity in professional practice in aviation
  5. Demonstrate initiative, planning and decision making through reflective practice and identify opportunities for continued professional development in the aviation profession.
  6. Generate, evaluate and communicate ideas in a range of aviation contexts using digital technologies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge from multiple sources.
  7. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge in order to exercise judgment to interpret and calculate aircraft performance data
  8. Work collaboratively with others in an aviation context, upholding ethical standards within the industry.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $28,400 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates for a range of careers within the aviation industry such as airline operations or aviation management, and also provides relevant complementary education for those who wish to pursue a career as an airline pilot. Additionally, a suitable choice of elective units will lead to wider employment opportunities within the aviation industry, as well as in other areas.

Possible future job titles

Flight Planner, Aviation Operations Controller, Load Controller, CASA Regulator, Aviation Operations Officer, Air Traffic Controller, Royal Australian Airforce Officer, Pilot

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