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Undergraduate Programmes


Bachelor of Aviation (Management) – University of South Australia

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Full-time 12 months
Qualification Framework Level:5
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Commencement : SEP 2019
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Programme Features

The Bachelor of Aviation (Management) programme is designed to prepare graduates for a management role in the aviation industry in Hong Kong or overseas. Students will gain a sound professional understanding of the aviation industry and its associated environment, and skills in organisational, regulatory, safety, technical and business management.



University of South Australia
University of South Australia
University of South Australia


The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university helping solve the problems of industry and the professions. Our teaching is industry-informed and our research is inventive and adventurous with a focus on real-world experience. We create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Our graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.


Our programmes are designed with a strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry. With modern facilities across our Adelaide based campuses, we welcome students from across the globe.


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Division of Information Technology. Engineering and The Environment

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE) is the University of South Australia’s flourishing technology and innovation hub and a vibrant nexus for economic, industrial, social and environmental development.


The Division is recognised as a world-leader in teaching and research and has received a range of accolades for outstanding education, student and graduate satisfaction, and world-class research. The Division has over 300 full-time academic staff and more than 390 PhD students.


Our three innovative schools offer experiential learning through engagement with industry, government and the community. Our graduates are skilled professionals who can use the latest technologies intelligently to create sustainable solutions for our fast-changing world.


We are also home to several international research institutes and research centres. From our campus at Mawson Lakes, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and adjacent to the Technology Park industry research centre, we engage in cutting-edge teaching, postgraduate research training and fundamental applied research.



The University of South Australia was the first university in Australia to offer a tertiary level qualification in Aviation. It has been educating students for careers in Aviation for over thirty years. It is the only University in South Australia to offer Aviation programmes.


It offers a Bachelor of Aviation with specialisations in piloting and aviation management. It also offers a flight training programme, the Graduate Diploma in Aviation, in conjunction with Flight Training Adelaide at Parafield airport which is adjacent to the Mawson Lakes campus.


The School of Engineering provides education for aviation’s future leaders in piloting and aviation management, with an increasing emphasis on non-technical skills such as human factors, crew resource management, multi crew cooperation and safety management. Recent staff appointments to the discipline have expertise in various aspects of airline and airport management. The experienced academic staff all have, or are about to complete, doctorates and have a broad range of research interests in the aviation industry.

This degree is offered full-time on a trimester basis on HKBU campuses. Face-to-face lectures and online support would be provided to students. Each course is normally taught through 39 contact hours.

Company Visit – Students have opportunities to understand the operation of companies and gain insight into their future career path through activities such as company visits.


Visit to Airport Authority 1 Visit to Airport Authority 2
Visit to Civil Aviation Department 1 Visit to Civil Aviation Department 2

Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Aviation (Management) by the University of South Australia.

Click here to download Programme Brochure


The programme is accredited by HKCAAVQ as equivalent to HKQF Level 5, bachelor’s degrees offered by Hong Kong universities. With the programme’s accreditation status, students are eligible for below benefits:

  • Students can apply for Hong Kong Government’s Grants and Loans. For eligibility details, please refer to
  • Students can apply for Government scholarships
  • The degree qualifications are recognised by the Hong Kong Government for employment within the Civil Service

Qualified applicants are given 54 units of advanced standing, equivalent to one and a half year full-time studies, leaving the following 12 courses (54 units) to be completed towards the Bachelor of Aviation (Management):

  1. Airline Finance
  2. Airport Management 

    Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course

  3. Aviation Economics
  4. Aviation Law
  5. Aviation Marketing
  6. Aviation Project
  7. Aviation Strategic Management
  8. Communications and Research Methods
  9. Human Factors 2
  10. Organisational Leadership
  11. Project Management: Principles and Strategies 
  12. Risk and Safety Management Systems 

    Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme / Course

For an outline of each course, please go to the University of South Australia website:

The medium of instruction is English.

  • A dedicated website for Hong Kong students
  • Access to Hong Kong Baptist University Main Library and SCE Resource Library
  • Access to UniSA on-line library database
  • Access to computer and sports facilities at the Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Academic counselling
  • Medical and dental benefits

There are many career opportunities in the aviation industry beyond flying roles. Management graduates focus on the daily operations of airlines, airports and related businesses, requiring critical thinking and excellent communication skills. Typical roles for aviation management professionals include, manager of airport services, operations managers, planning maintenance or safety supervisors or with the appropriate accreditation, air traffic controllers.

Application Fee: HK$200
Tuition Fee:

HK$108,000 (by three instalments)

(subject to revision)

To accept the admission offer, applicants must pay a deposit of HK$5,000 and the first instalment of the tuition fee. The deposit and the tuition fee paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Students may apply for the following financial assistance:

  1. Non-means-tested Loan
  2. Hong Kong Government’s Grants and Loans
  3. Continuing Education Fund
  4. Government Scholarship

Click here for more information on the financial assistance available.

Applicants for the University of South Australia Bachelor’s programmes should possess:

  • A recognised associate degree/higher diploma in a relevant discipline and
  • English Language Proficiency which requires:
    an overall minimum IELTS score (or equivalent as approved by UniSA) of 6.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub scores, achieved in the last two years; or previous successful tertiary study in the last two years where English was the language of instruction, and in a location (such as Hong Kong ) where English is an official or common language in accordance with UniSA requirements

Application forms are obtainable from SCE offices during the application period or by downloading from the programme webpage.


Click here to download Application Form (with notes to applicants)

Date: 15 June 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Room 511, 5/F, David C Lam Building,
Hong Kong Baptist University,
34 Renfrew Road


(Map and Transportations 地圖及交通)

Seat Reservation: Click here

Exempted Course at Non-local Course Registry, Education Bureau (Reference Number: 412739)
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead.
University of South Australia’s CRICOS Provider Number 00121B

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.