BP345 - Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training)

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Plan: BP345 - Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training)
Campus: City Campus


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 Aviation (Pilot Training)
Award abbreviation: BAvn(PilotTran)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years (six semesters) of full time study
Location: RMIT City, Point Cook and Bendigo campuses
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/engineering
ASCED code: 031505
CRICOS code: 108797E

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of the Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) 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.

Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) 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 the online learning management system that is available to all students and provides scope for collaboration and remote access.

The program includes the capstone course AERO2431 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. 

This program is primarily delivered face to face at the City campus, but does require some travel to the Point Cook or Bendigo campuses. While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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Articulation and pathways

Current articulation and credit agreements for BP070PL Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) will be honoured into BP345 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training).

The STEM College is currently in the process of approving a new agreement between AD023 Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) and BP345 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training).


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

The table below provides you with information about the credit agreements between the Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots) and the BP345 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training):

If you have completed the: AD023 Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)
you will gain entry into the: BP345 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training)
If selected, you will gain credit for: 144 credit points, equivalent to 1.5 years
The courses for which you will gain credit are:
  • AERO2376 Introduction to Aircraft
  • AERO2466 Theory to RPL
  • AERO2467 Flying to RPL
  • AERO2379 Human Factors in Aviation
  • AERO2469 Theory to PPL
  • AERO2470 Flying to PPL
  • AERO2381 Aviation Industry Environment
  • AERO2380 Aviation Quality Systems
  • AERO2576 Introduction to Commercial Pilot Licence
  • AERO2587 Commercial Pilot Licence Theory
  • AERO2586 Commercial Pilot Licence Flying
  • 1 University Student Elective (total 12 credit points)

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 are applying for the BP345 Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) and you hold one of the following qualification (listed in the table below), you will be awarded advanced standing (as indicated in the table).


Credit Awarded

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

As above, plus,

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


As above, plus,

  • AERO2576 – Introduction to Commercial Pilots Licence
  • AERO2587 – Commercial Pilot Licence Theory
  • AERO2586 – Commercial Pilot Licence Flying



As above, plus,

  • AERO2376 – Introduction to Aircraft
  • AERO2378 – Aircraft Systems

As above, plus,

  • Student Elective (#1)

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.

Further information around applying for credit and recognition of prior learning (RPL) can be found on the RMIT website, here: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

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

Very Important: This plan is being phased out. 
BP345 - Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) plan has been discontinued and will no longer accept new students after Semester 2 2022.

Program entry requirements

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

For information on international qualifications 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.


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.

Inherent requirements. 

Please find information on the inherent requirements of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) here

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.
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External accreditation and industry links

Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot Training) is not subject to external accreditation however, 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 of Engineering has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) for the Aviation programs, which is an important link to industry. The committee includes senior members from a number of major national companies and from government and non-government organisations. The Committee provides comments and advice on the contents of these programs. 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

Library resources and services

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers and group study rooms are available at each Library. One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service.

For recommended texts and databases relevant to your discipline, refer to: https://rmit.libguides.com/AerospaceEngineering_Aviation_PilotTraining  

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

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: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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 Student Support: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support

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