BP070 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

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Plan: BP070HKG - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Campus: SHAPE, VTC


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Award abbreviation: BAppSc(Avn)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 6 Trimesters full time; 12 Trimesters part time
Location: VTC SHAPE, Hong Kong
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
Partnered offering / Corporate client: School for Higher and Professional Education,Vocational Training Council (VTC), School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) (Tsing Yi), 20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi Island, New Territories, Hong Kong
ASCED code: 031501
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The successful completion of the program will provide you with a broad and coherent body of knowledge and theory related to global aviation industry. The knowledge obtained will enable you to critically review and analyse aspects of the aviation industry, such as:

  • airline operations planning and management
  • airline maintenance management and supervision
  • airport landside operations
  • airport airside operations
  • airport planning and management
  • aviation safety management
  • airline strategies, finance, and traffic data
  • human factors concepts and applications

as well as technical and contemporary issues in the aviation industry, such as systems, sustainability and the environment.        

Two capstone courses "Aviation Industry Project" and "Aviation Project Management" are included in the program. These capstone courses provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that you have gained throughout your studies in the program. For more information, see the Work Integrated Learning field in this program guide.

Graduates of the program are well suited to enter junior management and supervisory positions with air services providers, airlines and airport organisations located throughout the world. Graduates are also well positioned to undertake further post-graduate aviation studies in Aviation.

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    Articulation and pathways

    Applicants who have completed a relevant higher diploma at the Vocational Training Council may enter the Bachelor of Applied Science program with advanced standing. The following tables show the credits granted depending on the source program completed.

    Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong

    Pathway program and total number of credit points (CP) of advanced standing in the following table.

    Higher Diploma (HD)CodeCP
    HD in Customer Services for Aviation and Passenger TransportCSAPT144
    HD in Airfreight Management and Global LogisticsAMGL144
    HD in Airport Operations ManagementAOM144
    HD in Aircraft Maintenance EngineeringAME144
    HD in Business AdministrationBusAdm108
    HD in Automotive EngineeringAutoEng60
    HD in Testing and CertificationTstCrt72
    HD in Software EngineeringSoftEng60
    HD in Environmental TechnologyEnvTch72

    Credit points (12 per course) will be granted as outlined (with "x") in the following table:

    RMIT CourseCSAPTAMGLAOMAMEBusAdmAutoEngTstCrtSoftEngEnvTch
    AERO 2512xxxxxxxxx
    AERO 2540   x     
    AERO 2541x x      
    MATH 2299xx  x    
    AERO 2542xxx x x  
    AERO 2543xxx x    
    AERO 2544   x     
    Student elective xxxxxxxxx
    AERO 2545 x       
    AERO 2546  x      
    AERO 2547   x     
    AERO 2548         
    AERO 2549         
    AERO 2550         
    Student electivexxxxxxxxx
    Approved coursexxxxxxxxx
    AERO 2551   x     
    AERO 2552         
    AERO 2553xxxxx   x
    AERO 2554         
    AERO 2555         
    Approved coursexxxxxxxxx
    Aviation electivexxxx     
    Aviation electivexxxx     
    Total courses1212121295656
    Total credit points14414414414410860726072

    If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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    Entrance requirements

    Academic Entry Requirements:

    Applicants will be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) program, and also be eligible for advanced standing, if they have completed one of the following Higher Diploma (HD) qualifications delivered by Vocational Training Council (VTC) in Hong Kong.

    • HD in Customer Services for Aviation and Passenger Transport
    • HD in Airfreight Management and Global Logistics
    • HD in Airport Operations Management
    • HD in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
    • HD in Business Administration
    • HD in Automotive Engineering
    • HD in Testing and Certification
    • HD in Software Engineering
    • HD in Environmental Technology

    Students who have not completed one of the above qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

    English language requirements:

    Students that have not previously completed a program at tertiary level taught in English need to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum requirement is an IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.

    For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

    Note that this program requires you to attend classes on campus and may require work on industry projects.

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    External accreditation and industry links

    This program is not subject to external accreditation, and there is no accreditation body for this program.

    The School has expanding Australian and international links with the Aviation industry. These have grown out of relationships originally built around the School’s postgraduate programs in Aviation Management.

    Key stakeholders in the aviation industry have participated in the original development of this program, and industry is playing a continuing role in ensuring that it remains relevant and graduates have strong career paths.

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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Library resources and services

    As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

    For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

    Online learning tools and content

    As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT.

    Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

    RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

    Services are available online to assist you with:

    transition to tertiary student learning, study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and career development and employment.

    Aviation journals are well represented in the database, for more information, please visit http://rmit.libguides.com/aviationmanagement

    Online learning tools and content
    As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, "myRMIT Studies".

    Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
    RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

    Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

    • transition to tertiary study and learning
    • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
    • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
    • career development and employment
    • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
    • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
    • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

    You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=jas1bocqq6h9


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