BP070 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

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Plan: BP070SIM - Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)
Campus: Singapore Inst of Management

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: Singapore
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031501
CRICOS code:

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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 problem
  • produce graduates that can communicate professionally to diverse aviation industry stakeholders

Your studies will cover all 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. 

Your studies will include lectures, presentations, topic learning guides, problem-based learning, readings, case-studies on contemporary aviation-industry related issues, group and online discussions and where possible will include guest lectures by industry experts. There will be ongoing assessment throughout each semester; which may include assignments, examinations, online discussions, oral presentations and reports. The approach to assessments throughout the program is intended to develop a basis for independent lifelong learning and to develop high-level communication skills that will enable you to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.          

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. Some courses are delivered online.

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 staffmember and/or an industry-based expert. You will also have access to the "myRMIT Studies" Blackboard portal. 

Graduates of the program have obtained junior management and supervisory positions with air services providers, airlines and airport organisations located throughout the world. Graduates may also undertake postgraduate studies in aviation.

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    Articulation and pathways

    Advanced standing will be given into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) program for students who have successfully completed relevant approved programs prior to entry into the RMIT program. The program pathways are Diplomas (Dip) from Polytechnic (Poly) or other institutions in Singapore. The following tables show the credits granted depending on the source program completed.

    Table 1: Assignment of program pathway category No. by provider

    PolytechnicProgram PathwaysNo.
    Nanyang PolyDip in Aerospace Systems and Management1
    Nanyang PolyDip in Aeronautical and Aerospace Technology2
    Nanyang PolyDip in Engineering (Aerospace Manufacturing)3
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Business Informatics18
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Accountancy & Finance20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Accounting & Taxation20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Banking & Financial Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Banking & Financial Services20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Business Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Community Services Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Finance and Insurance Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Financial Services20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Fund Management & Administration20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Hospitality & Resort Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Hospitality & Tourism Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Marketing20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Risk and Insurance Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Sport & Wellness Management20
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Business Enterprise IT21
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology21
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Digital Media Design21
    Nanyang Poly Dip in Electronics, Computer & Communication Engineering21
    Ngee Ann PolyDip in Aerospace Technology4
    Ngee Ann PolyDip in Aerospace Technology (minor in Business Management)5
    Ngee Ann PolyDip in Aerospace Electronics6
    Ngee Ann PolyDip in Aerospace Electronics (minor in Business Management)7
    Ngee Ann PolyDip in Engineering (Aerospace)8
    Ngee Ann PolyDip in Electronic & Computer Engineering**
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Accountancy (Pathway 1 - Internship )20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Accountancy (Pathway 2 - Finance & Int Bus Options)20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Accountancy (Pathway 2 - Business Option)20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Banking & Financial Services20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Business & Social Enterprise20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Business Information Technology20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Business Studies20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in International Business20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in International Logistics & Supply Chain Management20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in International Supply Chain Management20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Logistics Management20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Tourism and Resort Management20
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Biomedical Engineering21
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Electronic Engineering21
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Mechanical Engineering21
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Mechatronic Engineering21
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Real Estate Business21
    Ngee Ann Poly Dip in Information Tech (Mobile Business Application)24
    Republic PolyDip in Aerospace Avionics 2
    Republic PolyDip in Aviation Management9
    Republic PolyDip in Aerospace Engineering10
    Republic PolyDip in Technology & Arts Management18
    Republic PolyDip in Business Computing19
    Republic PolyDip in IT Service Management (2007 - 2010)19
    Republic PolyDip in Business Applications20
    Republic PolyDip in Customer Relationship & Service Management20
    Republic PolyDip in Environmental Science20
    Republic PolyDip in Hotel & Hospitality Management20
    Republic PolyDip in Industrial & Operations Management20
    Republic PolyDip in Integrated Events Management (Regular Track)20
    Republic PolyDip in Integrated Events Management (Theme Park & Attraction Mgmt)20
    Republic PolyDip in IT Service Management (2011 +)20
    Republic PolyDip in Sports & Leisure Management20
    Republic PolyDip in Supply Chain Management20
    Republic PolyDip in Civil Aviation (no longer offered)22
    SIM Global EducationDip in Accounting19
    SIM Global EducationDip in Management Studies 20
    Singapore PolyDip in Aeronautical Engineering 11
    Singapore PolyDip in Aeronautical Engineering with Certificate in Aviation Management12
    Singapore PolyDip in Aerospace Electronics with Certificate in Aviation Management12
    Singapore PolyDip in Aerospace Electronics 13
    Singapore PolyDip in Engineering (Aerospace)14
    Singapore Poly Dip in Business Information Technology (E-Business Mgmt (2003 - 2012)18
    Singapore Poly Dip in Business Information Technology (E-Business Tech) (2006 - 2010)18
    Singapore Poly Dip in Integrated Events & Project Management18
    Singapore Poly Dip in Business Information Technology19
    Singapore Poly Dip in Financial Informatics (2010/2011 - 2012)19
    Singapore Poly Dip in Accountancy20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Banking and Financial Services (Banking Option)20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Banking and Financial Services (Financial Trading Option)20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Business Administration20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Financial Informatics20
    Singapore Poly Dip in HRM with Psychology20
    Singapore Poly Dip in International Business20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Marketing20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Tourism and Resort Management20
    Singapore Poly Dip in Chemical Engineering21
    Singapore Poly Dip in Mechanical Engineering21
    Temasek PolyDip in Aerospace Engineering13
    Temasek PolyDip in Aviation Management and Services (Airport and Airline Option)15
    Temasek PolyDip in Aviation Management and Services (Aeronautical Science Option)16
    Temasek PolyDip in Aerospace Electronics17
    Temasek PolyDip in Culinary & Catering Management18
    Temasek PolyDip in Hospitality & Tourism Management18
    Temasek PolyDip in Law and Management18
    Temasek PolyDip in Leisure & Resort Management18
    Temasek PolyDip in Accounting & Finance20
    Temasek PolyDip in Business20
    Temasek PolyDip in Business Information Technology20
    Temasek PolyDip in Business Practice20
    Temasek PolyDip in Hospitality & Tourism Business20
    Temasek PolyDip in Hospitality Management20
    Temasek PolyDip in Logistics and Operations Management20
    Temasek PolyDip in Marketing20
    Temasek PolyDip in Retail Management20
    Temasek PolyDip in Tourism Management20
    Temasek PolyDip in Electronics21
    Temasek PolyDip in Mechatronics21
    Temasek PolyDip in Mobile and Wireless Computing21
    Temasek PolyDip in Moving Images21
    Temasek PolyDip in Retail and Hospitality Design21
    Temasek PolyDip in Integrated Facility Management23
    Air Transport Training CollegeSpecialist Dip in Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering10

    ** Category (**) has been identified by RMIT as a Diploma appropriate for program entry but - depending on the area of specialisation - each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the eligibility for specific course credit(s)

     

    Table 2: Advanced standing based on pathway category No.

    NoblockBUSMECONAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROAEROTotal
     72CP41921035248324842496250024982501249524862497249024932489CP
    1xxxxx x x      144
    2x   x x x      108
    3x   x          84
    4x   x x x#1#2#3#4  108
    5xx  x x x#1#2#3#4  120
    6x     x x      96
    7xx    x x      108
    8x   x   x      96
    9x xxxxx x  x #5 156
    10x   x x x x    120
    11x xxx x x      132
    12x xxx xxx      144
    13x x x x x      120
    14x  x  x x      108
    15x  xxxx    xx x156
    16x  xxxx     x  132
    17x x x x  x     120
    18xx             84
    19x x            84
    20xxx            96
    21x              72
    22x xxxxx xx x x 180
    23xxx  #6     #7 x 108
    24x            x 84

    Legend:
    x = advanced standing granted
    # = advanced standing dependent on the selection of electives in prior studies as follows:

    • #1: Ngee Ann Poly, Aviation Safety & Management
    • #2: Ngee Ann Poly, Airworthiness Legislation
    • #3: Ngee Ann Poly, Aviation Business & Management
    • #4: Ngee Ann Poly, Airport Operation
    • #5: Republic Poly, E328 Project Management
    • #6: Temasek Poly, Airport Operations and Management
    • #7: Temasek Poly, Airport Administration

    "block 72CP" refers to a set of 72 credit points, which consists of the following courses:

    • ISYS2059 Business Computing 1
    • AERO2499 Aviation Quality Systems
    • Approved Business Course
    • Approved Business Course
    • University Student Elective
    • University Student Elective

    "total CP" is the total number of credit points of advanced standing provided for each pathway No. (excludes additional credit points from electives)

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    Entrance requirements

    Academic entrance requirement:

    Applicants will be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) program if they have either:

    • Singapore- Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Levels with minimum 3 points for 3 H2 subjects; or
    • Successful completion of other qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 as listed on the Country Equivalency web page.

    Prerequisite(s):

    • A minimum of 60% or C in Mathematics subject for GCE A Levels; or
    • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4:  a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any), or equivalent

    Applicants will also be eligible for entry as well as for advanced standing, if they have completed qualifications from one of the following institutions:

    • Nanyang Polytechnic;
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic;
    • Republic Polytechnic;
    • Temasek Polytechnic;
    • Singapore Polytechnic;
    • SIM Global Education; or
    • Air Transport Training College

    For the full list of advanced standing pathways, please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section of this guide. Applicants with qualification not specified in the full list will be assessed for advanced standing on a case-by-case basis.
     

    English entrance requirement:

    Applicants who have achieved one of following will meet the English language entry criteria to the programs:

    • C6 or better in English or Literature in English
    • C or better in General Paper for AS level
    • Achieve minimum C grade in H2 subject (excluding language subjects and Mathematics and Music) for A level English.
    • Have successfully studied Singapore Cambridge ‘A’ levels at a Singaporean high school for at least 2 years.  

    All other applicants must meet one of the following:

    • IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
    • TOEFL –Paper-Based = 580 (TWE 4.5)
    • TOEFL - internet-Based (iBT) = 92, with minimum of 20 in all sections
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) PTE(A) = 58 (no communication band less than 50);
    • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE) (up to 2014): 58 with no less than ‘borderline’ in each skill;
    • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE) 2015 onwards: 176 with no less than 169 in any component;
    • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent;
    • Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English.
    • Other qualifications as listed on the RMIT website
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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 graduate 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: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies 

    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 http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=jas1bocqq6h9

     

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