Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management

Program Code: 5741

 

The postgraduate programs are offered through distance education and so are suitable for students who are unable to attend weekly sessions at the university. These programs are targeted towards professionals and managers who work in aviation related environments, and who wish to enhance their knowledge of aviation management.

The programs are developed with industry input and aim to provide managers and professionals with the skills and knowledge to be effective in a contemporary Aviation environment. They draw upon a range of current and diverse fields within the aviation industry, and are based upon academic foundations. The flexibility of distance education studies ensures the opportunity to combine core aviation courses with other disciplines, thus catering for the particular needs of individuals.

The Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management (GradDipAvMgmt) is designed for students who do not hold a University degree but have at least 1 year of relevant industry experience. It is also a pathway for those without a first degree to gain an opportunity to become eligible for entry to the Master of Aviation Management.

The program requires students to complete a set number of courses (commonly known as subjects). These courses are delivered through the University’s eLearning website called Moodle therefore, students do not need to attend any on-campus activities. Students are required to access the website to download the course manual. The course manuals are written by experts from various backgrounds within the aviation industry and a cross section of academic disciplines at UNSW. Each manual has been developed to guide the learner in the most effective and efficient way. As new concepts are introduced, practical exercises are provided so that skills are developed which can be applied immediately in the workplace.

Students need to complete 48 Units of Credit (UoC) to satisfy the requirements of the program. The program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Students with full-time employment are recommended to undertake a part-time study load. Students with relevant professional experience may be eligible for advanced standing up to 24 UoC.

Students who successfully complete 48 UoC of the Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management with a Credit average (≥65%) may articulate into the Master of Aviation Management. Students must then complete an additional 48 UoC for the Master of Aviation Management and meet all other program requirements. Please refer to the Articulation Pathway diagram here.

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Entry Requirements and Advanced Standing


The minimum entry requirement for the GradDipAvMgmt is one year of professional experience. Examples of relevant experience can be found below.

Examples of industry experience:

  • Advanced flying training (e.g. any holder of Command Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Licence or Air Transport Pilot Licence)
  • Air traffic controller
  • Airport operations specialist
  • Airport compliance personnel
  • Airport/aviation consultant
  • Aviation legal practitioner
  • Airline captain, first officer, second officer or line pilot
  • Business strategy analyst
  • Defence force personnel
  • Flying instructor
  • Flight attendant
  • Flight scheduler
  • Human factors analyst
  • Licensed aircraft maintenance engineer, aircraft technician
  • Managerial role
  • Marketing and sales personnel
  • Network planner
  • Police and fire fighters
  • Research analyst
  • Revenue analyst
  • Flight dispatcher and load controller
  • Flight safety operations and risk management personnel

Students with relevant professional experience may be eligible for advanced standing up to 24 UoC. Please refer to the table below:

 Group
Entry Criteria
Max Advanced Standing (UoC)
Total UoC required to complete at UNSW
Total UoC
Accumulated
to Graduate
Degree
Industry Experience (years)
1
None
Min 5
24
24
48
2
None
Min 2
or completed
advanced flying experience to ATPL#
12
36
 
 
48
 
3
None
Min 1
0
48
48

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Program Structure


The postgraduate programs offered by UNSW Aviation are conducted entirely by distance-learning. Study materials are made available to the students through a Learning and Teaching website called Moodle. Students maintain contact with the School via electronic mail and/or telephone.

International applicants - postgraduate Aviation programs are offered via distance education, a placement in the program DOES NOT support an application for a Student Visa in Australia.

Terms

Each academic year consists of three terms - Term 1 (February), Term 2 (June) and Term 3 (September).

Term 1,2 and 3 comprises of 12 weeks:

  • 10 weeks of teaching terms
  • 1 week of study period
  • 1 week to accommodate exams.

Enrolment is compulsory for T1, T2 and T3. Students must enrolled in at least one course per term. However, there may be reasons that students may wish to put off studying for a while. Program Leave is available for up to 3 terms (i.e. one academic year) only.

Courses (commonly known as subjects)

A list of postgraduate courses can be found here. Each term, a selected number of courses from the pool are offered for students to choose from.

Units of Credit(UoC)

In order to complete a program, a student will need to have successfully completed the minimum 48 UoC required.

Available Courses (commonly known as subjects)

  1. AVIA5001 Law and Regulations in Aviation (6 UoC)
  2. AVIA5003 Aviation and Security (6 UoC)
  3. AVIA5004 Aviation Safety & Accident Prevention (6 UoC)
  4. AVIA5005 Airline Operational Management (6 UoC)
  5. AVIA5006 Airport Planning (6 UoC)
  6. AVIA5007 Airport Operations Management (6 UoC)
  7. AVIA5008 Air Traffic Management (6 UoC)
  8. AVIA5009 Airline Corporate Management (6 UoC)
  9. AVIA5015 Safety Management Systems (6 UoC)
  10. AVIA5017 Human Factors in Transportation Safety (6 UoC)^
  11. AVIA5018 Aviation Human Factors (6 UoC)^
  12. AVIA5020 Aviation Research Project (6 UoC)*
  13. AVIA5022 Aircraft Accident Investigation Techniques (6 UoC)ø
  14. AVIA5024 Flight Deck Operations for Advanced Transport Aircraft (6 UoC)
  15. AVIA5030 Aviation, Tourism and Sustainable Development (6 UoC)
  16. AVIA5032 Quantitative Analysis in Aviation Economics (6 UoC)
  17. AVIA5035 Air Transport: Economic Management and Policy (6 UoC)
  18. AVIA5037 Airline Operations and Delay Management (6 UoC)#
  19. AVIA5039 Airworthiness for Transport Category Aircraft (6 UoC)
  20. AVIA9101 Safety Risk Management: Human Performance (6 UoC)
  21. AVIA9201 Safety Risk Management: Physical Hazards (6 UoC)

NOTE:
^ Students who completed AVIA5017 are excluded from undertaking AVIA5018 and vice versa.
* AVIA5020 is a compulsory course for students enrolled in the MScTech (Aviation) & MAvMgmt programs. It’s recommended to undertake this course in the final term of studies.
ø Students are recommended to complete AVIA5015/AVIA5314 prior to undertaking AVIA5022. Students enrolling in AVIA5022 without AVIA5015/AVIA5314 should hold advanced knowledge of SMS.
# AVIA5037 Airline Operations and Delay Management has the prerequisite of AVIA5032 Quantitative Analysis in Aviation Economics effectively from S1, 2018.

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Articulation Pathway from GradDipAvMgmt to MAvMgmt


Students who successfully complete 48 UoC of the Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management with a Credit average (≥65%) can articulate into the Master of Aviation Management.

Students who choose to articulate to the Masters will not receive the award of the Graduate Diploma in Aviation Management.

Articulated students can graduate with the Master of Aviation Management upon completion of another 48 UoC including the research project – AVIA5020. Please refer to the below diagram for the articulation pathway.

Articulation

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Terms & Dates


Term 1, 2019

6 Units of Credit AVIA courses run for 10 Teaching Weeks commencing on 18th February.
Study period starts 29th April to 5th May
Exam week starts 6th to 13th May
The application deadline for T1 new students is 25th January 2019.

These are the courses (commonly known as subjects) offered: (Units of Credit per course are as stated)

  • AVIA5001 - Law & Regulations in Aviation (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5005 - Airline Operational Management (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5007 - Airport Operations Management (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5015 - Safety Management Systems (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5020 - Aviation Research Project (6 UoC)*
  • AVIA5035 - Airport Economics, Management & Policy (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5037 - Airline Operations and Delay Management (6 UoC)#
  • AVIA5039 - Airworthiness for Transport Category Aircraft (6 UoC)
  • AVIA9101 - Safety Risk Management: Human Performance (6 UoC)

NOTE:
*AVIA5020 is a compulsory course for students enrolled in the MScTech (Aviation) & MAvMgmt programs. It’s recommended to undertake this course in the final term of studies.
#AVIA5037 Airline Operations and Delay Management has the prerequisite of AVIA5032 Quantitative Analysis in Aviation Economics effectively from S1, 2018.

Term 2, 2019

6 Units of Credit AVIA courses run for 10 Teaching Weeks commencing on 3rd June.
Study period starts 12th to 15th August.
Exam week starts 16th to 23rd August.

These are the courses (commonly known as subjects) offered:

  • AVIA5006 - Airport Planning (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5008 - Air Traffic Management (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5009 - Airline Corporate Management (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5017 - Human Factors in Transport (6 UoC) )^
  • AVIA5020 - Aviation Research Project (6 UoC)*
  • AVIA5022 - Aircraft Accident Investigation Techniques (6 UoC)ø
  • AVIA5024 - Flight Deck Operations for Advanced Transport Aircraft (6 UoC)

NOTE:
^Students who completed AVIA5017 are excluded from undertaking AVIA5018 and vice versa.
*AVIA5020 is a compulsory course for students enrolled in the MScTech (Aviation) & MAvMgmt programs. It’s recommended to undertake this course in the final term of studies.
ø Students are recommended to complete AVIA5015/AVIA5314 prior to undertaking AVIA5022. Students enrolling in AVIA5022 without AVIA5015/AVIA5314 should hold advanced knowledge of SMS.

Term 3, 2019

6 Units of Credit AVIA courses run for 10 Teaching Weeks commencing on 16th September.
Study week period 25th to 28th November.
Exam week starts 29th November to 6th December.
The application deadline for T3 new students is 31st July 2019.

These are the courses (commonly known as subjects) offered:

  • AVIA5003 - Aviation & Security (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5004 - Aviation Safety & Accident Prevention (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5018 - Aviation Human Factors (6 UoC)^
  • AVIA5020 - Aviation Research Project (6 UoC)*
  • AVIA5030 - Aviation & Tourism: Economic & Geographic Perspective (6 UoC)
  • AVIA5032 - Quantitative Analysis in Aviation Economics (6 UoC)
  • AVIA9201 - Safety Risk Management: Physical Hazards (6 UoC)


NOTE:
^Students who completed AVIA5017 are excluded from undertaking AVIA5018 and vice versa.
*AVIA5020 is a compulsory course for students enrolled in the MScTech (Aviation) & MAvMgmt programs. It’s recommended to undertake this course in the final term of studies.

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How to Apply


A) For a Degree/Award Program - GradDipAvMgmt

Online Application (AUD$125):

  1. Submit an online application. Applications close on: 25th January for Term 1, and 31st July for Term 3.

  2. Please indicate on application if you are seeking credit/advanced standing based on previous degree and/or work experience.

  3. Applicants are to submit the following supporting documents online for assessment of entry:
    • CV

    • Evidence of relevant industry experience and years of service e.g. letters from workplace supervisors or HR department, licences and logbooks

    • Any other supporting documentation requested by UNSW Admissions Office

  4. UNSW Admissions Office may require you to post a certified copy of the above documentation. If requested, please mail the documents to:
    UNSW Admissions Office
    The University of New South Wales
    Sydney NSW 2052 Australia


The application will be assessed upon receiving the above supporting documentation. You should hear the outcome of your application within six weeks of the application. If you don’t, please contact UNSW Admissions Office and select "Postgraduate".

English Requirements - All applicants, whether local or international, for admission to any UNSW program delivered either in Australia or overseas, who do not have an assessable qualification undertaken and assessed in English, must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. English requirements for prospective students can be found at the UNSW English Requirements Policy website.

B) For Non-Award Enrolment

Non-Award enrolment refers to any enrolments in courses (commonly knows as subjects) or a sequence of courses which do not lead to or count towards a formal award of the University of New South Wales. Find more application information for Non-Award studies.

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Fees


Find more information on fees and fee payment.

Fees for the postgraduate programs in aviation are controlled by the UNSW Planning office and are based on the cost per unit of credit. You can find more information on fee structure for domestic full fee-paying students or international students on the Current Students website.

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More Information about Postgraduate Program


If you need any more information about the Postgraduate Aviation Programs, please feel free to contact:

Ms Jamie Lim - Postgraduate Programs Coordinator
Tel: +61 2 9385 5787 (internationally) or 02 9385 5787 (within Australia)
Fax: +61 2 9385 6637 (internationally) or 02 9385 6637 (within Australia)
E-mail: aviation@unsw.edu.au
Address: Room 210, Level 2, Old Main Building, School of Aviation, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

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