MC264 - Master of Science (Aviation)

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Plan: MC264 - Master of 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: Master of Science (Aviation)
Award abbreviation: MSc(Avn)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full time
Location: City campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031599
CRICOS code: 092028D

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Purpose 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 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 who are able to achieve results in an industry characterised by global competition, and driven by rapidly changing market forces.

The program is structured with a core spanning the breadth of the aviation industry, and offers specialisations in a number of high level aspects, including airworthiness, transportation and logistics, unmanned aircraft systems, analytics or business. The minor studies offered in the program take 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.

Graduates of the program will be highly suited for a range of operational management and planning roles in the aviation industry. These include management-level 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

In this program you will undertake a capstone project in the 24 credit point course AERO2306 Aviation Research Project. In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or management application.

This program can be completed either on-campus (face-to-face mode) or fully online (internet mode), as all core courses and sufficient option courses will be offered in both modes of delivery.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed courses from the programs listed below, you may be eligible for credit towards MC264 Master of Science (Aviation) on a course by course basis:

  • MC225 Master of Engineering (Aerospace)
  • MC238 Master of Engineering (Airworthiness)

A prior postgraduate qualification in Aviation (such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma etc.) may also provide you with exemptions depending on the exact nature of the courses studied.

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications you will be eligible for exemptions as per the table below. In this table, qualifications in aviation and aerospace engineering are specified, and qualifications in equivalent areas will also be considered in a similar manner. Each qualification is specified with a minimum amount of relevant work experience and corresponding amount of exemptions. Relevant work experience is considered to be in aviation or a related industry, and in some cases of credit it is required that experience is at manager level. Applicants claiming credit for work experience must provide a letter from their employer(s) (or equivalent) verifying their roles and the duration of these.

QualificationMinimum relevant work experience (years) [years at manager level]Exemptions
(credit points)
Remaining Program Duration
(credit points)
Bachelor in
non-cognate area
5 [1]
3
1
96
48
24
96
144
168
Bachelor in
aerospace engineering
3 [1]
1
none
96
48
24
96
144
168
Bachelor in
aviation
3
1
none
96
72
48
96
120
144
Bachelor Honours in
non-cognate area
3 [1]
1
none
96
48
24
96
144
168
Bachelor Honours in
aerospace engineering
3 [1]
none
96
48
96
144
Bachelor Honours in
aviation
none9696

Upon completion of the first year of the program (96 credit points), including core courses, you will be eligible to exit the program with the Graduate Diploma in Aviation. 

If you have completed MC264 Master of Science (Aviation) you will meet the eligibility criteria to apply for DR215 PhD (Aerospace Engineering). If you require further details on programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook or the relevant program manager or admissions officer.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

An Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0, or

a minimum of ten (10) years of advanced professional experience in aviation or a related industry.

 

English Language Requirements

International applicants: 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.

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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. 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://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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