Bachelor of Aviation

Approved Abbreviation: BAv

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2610.1

CRICOS Code: 044762E

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

This course is designed to accommodate students who wish to pursue or progress a career within the aviation industry. Students who wish to train as professional pilots have the opportunity to undertake flight training as a second major that may be accredited towards the Bachelor of Aviation. Students who wish to pursue aviation careers other than flying, may choose to specialise in key program areas, such as aviation training and development, aviation management and human factors in aviation. Students are encouraged to combine their aviation major with a major or minor from a broad range of key areas offered by the University, such as aviation security, languages, interntional studies, engineering, finance, management, law, hospitality and tourism.

Study Mode
Three years of full-time study or equivalent part-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeExternalGenevieve Watson
Bankstown CampusPart TimeExternalGenevieve Watson
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternalGenevieve Watson
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternalGenevieve Watson
OFF CAMPUS - ONSHOREPart TimeExternalGenevieve Watson

BAviation with a second major in Flying: On successful completion of the flight training program, students will obtain:the Australian Commercial Pilot Licence; a multi-engine Command Instrument Rating or a Flight Instructor Rating; passes in the Australian Air Transport Pilot Licence theory examinations.


UAI or mature age entry;UAI and Interview (BAviation students wanting to undertake a second major in Flying)

As a requirement of admission to the off-campus/distance education program, students must be eligible for a minimum of 80 points of academic credit. To be eligible for this credit students must be members of the aviation industry and have already completed professional qualifications and/or extensive operational experience. For guidance on eligibility for academic credit, phone Aviation on (02) 9772 6563.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include units listed in the recommended sequence below. 40 credit points of the unit are compulsory units. Non-flying students are also required to undertake an additional compulsory ten credit point unit - Aviation Principles and Operations. 60 credit points of level 3 units must be completed for the award of this degree - 40 credit points must be in Aviation units at the Level 3. No more that 100 credit points within the degree can be completed at the level 1.

This program includes three key program areas as follows:

  • Aviation Training and Development
  • Aviation Management
  • Human Factors in Aviation

Electives within the sequence may be used towards obtaining an approved major or sub-major for this award.

Recommended Sequence

Full- time

Year 1

Autumn session

200305Aviation Communication: An Introduction
200320The Aviation Industry: An Introduction
200307Aviation Principles and Operations


Spring session

200302Advanced Aviation Communication
200306Aviation Issues: A Historical Perspective
200317Management and Organisations in Aviation
200315Introduction to Human Factors in Aviation

Year 2

Autumn session

Three Aviation units


Spring session

Three Aviation units


Year 3

Autumn session

Two Aviation units

Two electives

Spring session

Two Aviation units

Two electives

Key Program Units

157Aviation Management
M21031Aviation Training and Development
M21032Human Factors in Aviation

Second Major



S21057Aviation Security
S21048Human Factors in Aviation

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points). Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies. Refer to the Unit Set Index.

Handbook Unit Set Index

Students can apply for these unit sets using the Course Variation Form, which is listed under Enrolment Forms on the Student forms web page.

Course Variation Application Form

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