BP070 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

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Plan: BP070PL - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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: Three years (six semesters) of full time study
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031501
CRICOS code: 081761K

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) program are to:

  • provide you with a broad, coherent and detailed body of knowledge and theory related to the global aviation industry
  • develop your skills to critically review and analyse all aspects of the aviation industry
  • prepare you to work individually and in teams to solve aviation industry problems
  • produce graduates that can communicate professionally to diverse aviation industry stakeholders

The program will prepare you for employment in a range of operational management and planning roles. These include roles in areas 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

The program will give you a general awareness of the aviation industry, enabling you to comprehensively appreciate the environment in which you are working. The program enables you to bring together the appreciation and skills developed to demonstrate breadth and depth of thinking and capacity to solve real problems in the aviation workplace.

This 'PL' plan of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) includes flight training. This training will assist you to gain a Private Pilot License (PPL), then subsequently a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). 

The program requires in-person attendance, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of Blackboard, the online learning management system that is available to all students and provides scope for collaboration and remote access.

The program includes the capstone Aviation Industry Project which is intended to provide you with the opportunity to undertake a project focusing on a real-world aviation industry problem or issue and where you are able apply your critical thinking, judgment, problem-solving skills, and industry knowledge. The project is supervised by an RMIT University staff member and/or an industry-based expert. 

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification. 

If you are applying for the BP070PL, Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) and you are a graduate of RMIT’s AD023, Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) you will be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed. The table below provides you with information about the articulation agreements between these programs.

You will be guaranteed entry into the:BP070PL, Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Notes on GPA:

BP070PL and AD023 have been developed in such a way that courses relevant to the articulation are highly compatible, and additionally flight-related courses are assessed by CASA with a required mark of at least 70% for passing.  For these reasons the articulation from AD023 to BP070PL is not subject to any GPA requirement. Students who complete AD023 will automatically qualify for guaranteed entry to BP070PL with 144 credit points of advanced standing as indicated below.

You will get credit for:12 Courses, 144 credit points
The courses for which you will get credit are:
  • AERO2376 – Introduction to Aircraft
  • AERO2380 – Aviation Quality Systems
  • AERO2381 – Aviation Industry Environment
  • AERO2379 – Human Factors in Aviation
  • AERO2466 – Theory to Recreational Pilot Licence
  • AERO2467 – Flying to Recreational Pilot Licence
  • AERO2469 – Theory to Private Pilot Licence
  • AERO2470 – Flying to Private Pilot Licence
  • AERO2473 – Theory to Commercial Pilot Licence
  • AERO2474 – Flying to Commercial Pilot Licence 
  • Student Elective (#1)
  • Student Elective (#2)

If you are applying for the BP070PL, Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) and you hold one of the following qualification (listed in the table below), you will be awarded advanced standing (as indicated in the table).

Qualification

Credit Awarded

GFPT
  • AERO2466 – Theory to Recreational Pilot Licence
  • AERO2467 – Flying to Recreational Pilot Licence
PPL

As above, plus,

  • AERO2469 – Theory to Private Pilot Licence
  • AERO2470 – Flying to Private Pilot Licence

CPL

As above, plus,

  • AERO2473 – Theory to Commercial Pilot Licence
  • AERO2474 – Flying to Commercial Pilot Licence

ATPL

(Frozen)

As above, plus,

  • AERO2376 – Introduction to Aircraft
  • AERO2378 – Aircraft Systems
ATPL

As above, plus,

  • Student Elective (#1)
  • Student Elective (#2)

Note: Completing all theory exams in preparation for a licence does not mean you hold that licence. You must have an official licence granted by a recognised body, such as CASA in Australia.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in postgraduate coursework and research programs.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education, or equivalent.

For information on international qaulifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.

Non-Year 12 applicants should be able to demonstrate appropriate experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program. Qualified commercial pilots and others with experience in the aviation industry are particularly encouraged to apply.

Prerequisites

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score o f at least 25 in Mathematics (any); and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum 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.

Successful Applicants

  1. You must undergo a CASA Class 1 Medical Examination by a medical practitioner known as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).
  2. You will also need to attend a mandatory interview at our Point Cook site prior to enrolment.

Entrance with Advanced Standing for Students with Relevant Prior Qualifications
If you have prior qualifications gained from institutions other than RMIT you may be eligible for advanced standing, allowing you to enter this degree program with some credit transfer and thereby complete in a shorter period.

  • Students who have commercial pilot qualifications recognised by the Australian Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) will gain credit for 96 credit points equivalent to one complete year of the program.
  • Students who are commercial pilots working overseas who have not yet had their qualifications recognised by CASA will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.
  • Students who have completed a recognised and relevant Diploma, or Advanced Diploma, may be eligible for credit transfer of up to 96 credit points of the first year of the program considered on an individual case-by-case basis.
  • Students who have other educational backgrounds and work experience may be eligible for advanced standing.  Students in this category will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis.

If you have prior qualifications gained from RMIT you may be eligible for advanced standing, allowing you to enter this degree program with some credit transfer and thereby complete in a shorter period. In particular, students who have completed RMIT Associate degree program AD023 are automatically eligible for entry with advanced standing of 144 credit points equal to 50% of this program plan (BP070PL).

 

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External accreditation and industry links

The pilot training component of this program plan is conducted by RMIT University Flight Training. All flying activities conducted by RMIT University take place under the University's CASA-approved Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

The flight training component prepares you for examinations by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). As the national aviation regulator CASA assesses pilot-related competencies and is the sole authority for issuance of pilot licenses.

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

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

Resources available from the Library

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Aviation journals are well represented in the database, for more informaton, 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.

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

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=jas1bocqq6h9

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