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CU51 - Bachelor of Aviation Technology

About Aviation Technology

This degree is for those seeking a career in aviation, aerospace and information technology. You will gain a thorough understanding of both theories and practices in aviation technology and explore the associated ethical, legal and security issues.

As well as aviation theory, you will gain high-level expertise in information technology and business management. Along the way you will develop the skills you need to analyse problems critically and design effective solutions. Graduates are employed in non-flying positions within the aviation industry at both operational and management levels.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Aviation Technology graduates are able to work in a range of operational and management positions within the aviation, aerospace and information technology industries.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 3 years/6 terms full-time, or 6 years/12 terms part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; External
International - BDG; External
Courses/Units of Credit 20 courses/144 units of credit
Faculty Informatics and Communication
How to Apply QTAC
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BAvnTech 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 038278A - QLD

Program Aims

The Bachelor of Aviation Technology offers students the opportunity to undertake a range of careers in the aviation aerospace and IT industries. The Bachelor of Aviation Technology program is designed to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of:

  • theories and practices appropriate for the aviation industry;
  • theories and practices appropriate for the information technology industry;
  • the professional ethical, legal, and security issues in both industries;

and the skills to:

  • work in the aviation industry;
  • work in a range of operational and management positions within the aviation, aerospace and information technology industries;
  • analyse problems critically and design appropriate solutions.

Career options

Information technology professional, business manager, and a range of non-flying positions within the aviation/aerospace industry.

Program Structure

To obtain a Bachelor of Aviation Technology, a student must complete a total of 144 points (equivalent to 24 x 6 units of credit courses) as follows:

  • 5 courses (54 units of credit) in aviation theory;
  • 11 courses (66 units of credit) in information technology; and
  • 4 courses (24 units of credit) in business management.

Additionally, students entering the program without Year 11 Physics (or equivalent) will be required to undertake the IntroPhysics bridging course during their first term of study.

Courses Offered

A. Aviation Theory - compulsory courses:
Course Code Course Name
AVAT11001 Aviation Theory I
AVAT12002 Aviation Theory II
AVAT12003 Aviation Theory III
AVAT12004 Aviation Theory IV
AVAT13005 Aviation Theory V

Students should note that the grading system for the Aviation Theory courses is as follows:

  • Pass: 70-76
  • Credit: 77-84
  • Distinction: 85-91
  • High Distinction: 92-100
B. Information Technology - any 11 courses from:
Course Code Course Name
COIT11118 Conceptual Foundations of Computing
COIT11133 Programming A
COIT11221 Software Fundamentals
COIT11166 Systems Analysis and Design
COMM11003 Professional and Technical Communication
COIT11134 Programming B
COIT13152 Operating Systems
COIT12167 Database Use and Design
COIT12170 Data Communications
COIT13121 Logic Programming
COIT13122 Machine Intelligence
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT12137 Java for Object-Oriented Programmers
COIT12140 Object-Oriented Programming
COIT13147 Networks
COIT12141 Computer Graphics

(Or other IT courses as may be approved by the Dean or nominee)

Students will complete all of the syllabus requirements for the Commercial Pilot Licence (CLPA), as outlined in the Day VFR Syllabus established by CASA.

C. Business Management - 4 of the following courses:
Course Code Course Name
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
HRMT11011 Human Resources in Organisations
MGMT11163 Managerial Communication
MGMT11109 Introduction to Management
ACCT11057 Principles of Accounting
ACCT11059 Using Accounting for Decision Making
ACCT19060 Management Accounting
ACCT19066 Accounting Systems and Assurance

A maximum of 10 courses within categories B and C may be level 1 courses. This program is likely to appeal to those students seeking non-flying positions within the aviation industry.

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