GD042 - Graduate Diploma in Aviation Industry Management

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Plan: GD042P8 - Graduate Diploma in Aviation Industry Management
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: Graduate Diploma in Aviation Industry Management
Award abbreviation: GradDipAvnMgt
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: Two semesters full time or Four semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031500
CRICOS code: 061668F

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Purpose of the Program

The fields of Aerospace and Aviation are associated with cutting edge technology and consistently lead in innovation and salary levels. This degree supports your employability in this high technology area and is particularly designed to reflect the needs of the international workforce in the aerospace and aviation industry. Graduates from the Masters Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation) program will have well-developed technical skills covering a broad range of areas in Aerospace and Aviation. The Asian region is the key growth area for the Aviation market, where double digit growth rates in air traffic exist in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Massive passenger growth means many more aircraft, larger and more airports, and larger and new airlines. All of these lead to more aerospace engineers, and more aviation related employees. These all will need more leaders as these areas grow and this program is intended to provide graduates with the advanced skills to be leaders in this area.

The objectives of this program are to educate you as an aerospace and aviation industry professional who is able to:

  • analyse complex engineering assets in the aerospace and aviation environment, and develop engineering, scientific and technological solutions to ensure problem-free operations;
  • find innovative solutions from an array of possibilities through systematic problem solving and engineering / technological systems design methodologies operating in the aerospace and aviation industry;
  • analyse and implement novel solutions for aerospace and aviation systems for challenging problems and opportunities;
  • communicate with a wide range of key aerospace and aviation industry stakeholders in professional and effective manner;
  • build, lead and work with teams with trust and respect;
  • achieve results in an industry characterised by global completion and driven by rapidly changing market forces.


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Articulation and pathways

This Graduate Diploma is available as an exit point for the Master of Engineering in Aerospace and Aviation (MC225).

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Entrance requirements

Entry into this Graduate Diploma is through the Master of Engineering in Aerospace and Aviation (MC225). You may exit that Master's program with the Graduate Diploma in Aviation Industry Management after successful completion of the courses listed in this program.

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External accreditation and industry links

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord, international recognition is offered by countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and South Africa. Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international standards.

The current policy of Engineers Australia is to admit engineering graduates based on their undergraduate program to membership at the relevant career grade, and allow reciprocal privileges by equivalent professional bodies overseas.

In general, Engineers Australia does not accredit postgraduate programs (such as this one). However, you can be admitted to membership of Engineers Australia as:

  • A graduate from an accredited undergraduate program. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • A graduate from a non-accredited degree and completing a competency report. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • An experienced engineering professional. The career grade and discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More details for membership of Engineers Australia can be found at

The program learning outcomes of the Master of Engineering and Graduate Diploma is designed to contribute to development of Engineers Australia's Stage 1 and Stage 2 competency standards. 

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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

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