MC045 - Master of Aviation Industry Management

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Plan: MC045P8 - Master of Aviation Industry Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Objectives 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: Master of Aviation Industry Management
Award abbreviation: MBA(AvnMgt)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: Three semesters full time, Six semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031500
CRICOS code: 061669E

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Objectives of the program

Individuals undertaking this program will in many cases be practitioners in any of a diverse range of sectors of the Aviation industry who are about to or have been promoted to various levels of management.  You have identified a need to upgrade your skills and knowledge to successfully enhance your continued transition from technical functional to managerial responsibilities within an industry specific context.

In order to upgrade your skills and knowledge this Program aims to integrate the skills required to analyse and implement creative solutions, enhance leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and to develop reflective practitioners able to achieve results in an industry characterised by global competition, and driven by rapidly changing market forces.

The program may conveniently be divided into three stages, each of one semester duration (full-time study mode).
Stage One (Graduate Certificate) consists of courses (subjects) which give an overview of the Aviation Industry context, start to enhance your capabilities in essential business skills, and start the stream of electives on which you wish to focus and specialise in. Wherever possible, site visits and interactions with practicing managers in the aviation industry increase your networks while enabling workplace applications of concepts studied. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to deepen your capabilities in one area of Business Foundations of your choice.
Stage Two (Graduate Diploma) of the program offers you the opportunity to continue to develop Business skills while it addresses the theme of Management Skills Development and emphasises your personal development on the premise that by understanding your own development process, you are better able to facilitate the development of individuals who work for and with you.  Furthermore, a range of electives gives you the opportunity to deepen your specialized knowledge of your specific Aviation Industry sector.
Stage Three (Masters) further develops the theme of air transport industry sector specialisation, while still including the development of personal competencies. This phase also concludes your exposure to fundamental Business Foundations disciplines. You undertake an aviation research project which is jointly supervised by an RMIT staff member and where possible an industry mentor to provide you with guidance that will naturally incorporate a real workplace perspective.

The electives program takes into account developments in the Aviation industry sectors, pursuing the objectives of equipping you with a deeper and updated knowledge of your own sector while exposing you to the issues faced by complementary sectors.

The program offers you extensive flexibility. Courses (subjects) are generally delivered on a 13 week basis and timetabled for late afternoon or early evening. Some courses (subjects) are designed to be taken as five day intensive workshops which are scheduled on Saturdays so as to accommodate individuals on shifts and rosters. The workshops are scheduled in such a fashion as to not interfere with the work commitments of those of you who are part-time students. All courses (subjects) are available in full distance learning format, but this study mode is not available to international students in Australia on a student visa.

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Articulation and pathways

The Master Aviation Industry Management does not articulate to another program.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Students entering the program will come from a wide variety of backgrounds, so selection will be based on a combination of factors including but not limited to the following:
Mandatory Requirements:

  • A  first degree and a minimum of two years of work experience; OR
  • An ATPL license, and Air Traffic Controller license, an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license with a minimum of 5 years of work experience, OR
  • Significant industry experience, including evidence of further professional development through in–house or professional organisation run training,
  • Personal interview (face to face or electronically) with the Program Coordinator for Program advisement.

You will also supply the following:

  • A personal statement indicating your reasons for undertaking such a program;
  • A letter of support from your employer indicating their support for your personal development (this can include, but is not limited to, financial support – since many learning and assessment activities will be action research based on the employing organisation.) and their willingness to give you access to data and information required for the completion of your assessment tasks.

Where you do not meet the above criteria your application will be considered on an individual basis after personal interview (face to face or electronically) with the Program Coordinator.

For international students: You will require an IELTS English language test score of 6.5 or greater with no band less than 6.0.

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External accreditation and industry links

While this program does not involve any external accreditation, it is strongly linked to industry as it is as a consequence of industry approaches that this program has been developed. As is the case in many industry sectors, first line managers are appointed from amongst the ranks of technical specialists without much in the way of management training.  This practice often continues well into the ranks of middle management.

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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

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

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

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 resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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  • transition to tertiary study and learning
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