Course Description

The Bachelor of Aviation will equip you for a professional career as a commercial pilot. You will undertake commercial flying training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, located at Moorabbin Airport, to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence and operate a multi-crew jet aircraft. Additional elective flying qualifications are available. You will study the theory units required by CASA up to and including Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) standard, as well as studies in aviation human factors, aviation management and aviation technology.

The primary purpose of the Bachelor of Aviation is to provide specialised educational support to students undertaking a concurrent pilot training course. The Bachelor of Aviation prepares graduates to undertake professional airline and aviation operational roles. Graduates who concurrently complete the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) are additionally qualified as a professional pilot to commence an aircraft type endorsement in either the charter or regular public transport airline sectors, or alternatively commence employment as a professional flight instructor. Graduates attaining a credit grading average or higher may enter either the Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) or Master of Aviation courses. The Bachelor of Aviation or Bachelor of Aviation/ Bachelor of Business (BB-AVBUS2) can be undertaken concurrently with the Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) (GC-AVPIL) so that graduates may obtain both the theory and practical training to meet the qualifications required of a commercial pilot seeking employment with an airline after undertaking a cadet pilot program, or as a commercial pilot in the general aviation sector. The Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting) consists of entirely practicum units in which the flying training is undertaken.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 per year full-time, $28,077 total course cost


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 57.1% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 86.3% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 81.3% (national average 74.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 74.9% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 16.1% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $60,700 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-AV

Entry Requirements