Overview

The University of Newcastle developed the Master of Aviation Management in response to an identified need in the aviation industry. Offered via GradSchool, the program combines study of aviation human factors and management, and can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest.

The program is designed to develop your knowledge, skill and ability to adapt to the changing management practices within the aviation industry. Applicants are encouraged from all areas of the industry, especially if you currently work in flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance crew, ground crew, administration, military and government authorities.

The competitive international aviation industry requires highly qualified aviation managers. The Master of Aviation Management  will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career opportunities within the aeronautical industry, whether that be to transition between specialties or moving between commercial aviation organisations.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Aviation Management at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Aviation Management is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you already working in the aviation industry and are interested in advancing your management skills to step into more challenging positions? The Master of Aviation Management offers an advanced program combining courses from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialised aviation courses. This combination allows you to deepen and broaden your experience in aviation while you achieve an advanced postgraduate qualification.

Throughout the Master of Aviation you will be provided with highly relevant knowledge and you will walk away with a qualification that can take your career to new heights. It will enable you to easily transition between specialities or to shift from one commercial aviation organisation to another.

With your Master of Aviation Management you will acquire complimentary skills in business management and aviation to enhance or diversify your career opportunities in the aviation industry.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Career Pathways

The Master of Aviation Management at the University of Newcastle is an industry relevant program, designed to  further your career in the aviation industry, with the potential to take on more senior management roles.

As a graduate you can take your newly acquired skills and knowledge and transition from aviation operations or engineering into management, transfer your management experience to the aviation sector or redirect your existing degree into operational or strategic managerial positions.

Further to this, you'll find this qualification eases the transition between specialties, for example in moving from the military to government or consultation activities, or moving between commercial aviation organisations.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Aviation Management, visit the ‘details’ tab.

Specialisations

The aviation industry requires expertly training aviation professionals with exceptional management and leadership skills. The University of Newcastle’s Master of Aviation Management offers a program which combines courses from the Master of Business Administration and aviation studies delivered via GradSchool’s flexible online learning platform. These management skills will prepare you with a distinctive insight into the contemporary issues in aviation and the critical thinking and analytical skills to approach these issues effectively.

You will be required to study human factors in aviation systems where you will obtain an advanced understanding of:

  • basic human factors principles
  • effects of stress and fatigue
  • implications of automation  for human performance
  • implications for aviation management.

You will also study crew resource management where you will:

  • be provided with the theoretical knowledge base to facilitate design and evaluation of crew resource management programs
  • explore the scientific research in key concept areas, including communication, leadership, decision making and group situational awareness
  • discover issues in crew resource management program development, implementation, evaluation and regulation.

Further to this you will study four other aviation courses and six selected from lists of prescribed MBA courses. Depending on your preference, you can complete the Master of Aviation Management over three trimesters of full-time study or longer if preferred.

To find out more about where the Master of Aviation Management can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

Admission to the Master of Aviation Management program is available to applicants who can demonstrate between 1-2 years relevant experience, coupled with previous University studies. The table below outlines the number of years of experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units required to complete Masters
Aviation Bachelor degree with Honours Zero 80
Non-Aviation Bachelor degree with Honours One 80
3 year Aviation Bachelor degree One 120
3 year non-Aviation Bachelor degree Two 120

 

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

All students must provide a statement detailing how their professional experience prepares them to undertake postgraduate study.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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