Singapore Aviation Academy

Introduction

The Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), established in 1958, is the internationally-recognised training arm of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. It offers a wide range of operational and management programmes that benchmark international standards and best practices to meet the training needs of the global aviation community. SAA is an ICAO Regional Training Centre of Excellence, ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre, ICAO-endorsed Government Safety Inspector Training Centre and ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member.

Through its four specialised schools - School of Aviation Management, School of Aviation Safety & Security, School of Air Traffic Services and School of Airport Emergency Services - SAA has trained over 91,000 participants from 200 countries and territories since 1958.

By consistently staying ahead of developments taking place in international civil aviation, SAA is able to develop new programmes not readily available elsewhere. SAA also offers degree and graduate diploma programmes through alliances with reputable national and overseas academic institutions.

The Academy provides a forum for information sharing and networking amongst the managers and specialists in the international civil aviation community, by organising workshops, conferences and seminars regularly. It also hosts numerous international meetings and conferences organised by international organisations such as ICAO, APEC and ACI.

Vision:

To be the world's premier centre of learning for civil aviation.

Mission:

To provide the highest quality of training, and the sharing of knowledge and experience, for the advancement of international civil aviation.

Our History

Humble Beginnings

1950s - 1960s

Like many institutions that grew to become towering entities in their fields, the Singapore Aviation Academy started off small.

The first civil aviation training school was established for air traffic controllers in 1958 at Paya Lebar Airport. It was attended by five local trainee controllers. Four years later, international participants were accepted for training in aeronautical information services and aeronautical cartography. They were sponsored under the international Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Assistance Programme.

Over the years, the School grew from being an in-house training outfit to a regional training centre. It relocated in 1972 to larger premises and better facilities at Seletar Airport.

Reaching Out

1970s - 1980s

The school was renamed as the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC), Singapore. It was then training overseas participants regularly in not just air traffic services but airport emergency services, airport management and operations. The CATC achieved an impressive track record for producing high quality training that was unique in the Asia-Pacific region. Its sophisticated and customised air traffic control training simulators were regarded as the most advanced in the region.

It was designated as an ASEAN Centre of Excellence in 1977 for training in air traffic control, aircraft fire-fighting and rescue services, as well as aeronautical information services.

Aiming High

1990s…..

In 1990, the Centre was renamed again, as the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). The change reflected its enhanced status and expanded roles as the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) geared up to upgrade the skills of aviation personnel to meet the challenges of the new millennium. SAA started operations from its present purpose-built training complex in 1992. It was officially opened on 2 Nov 1992 by Mr Mah Bow Tan, the Minister for Communications. Constructed at a cost of US$50 million, the complex is equipped with a comprehensive range of facilities to create unique total training environment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MSc

Master of Science in Aeronautics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) combines a core of classes with 6 unique specialisation options to choose from. This flexibility to customise the degree enables you to meet your particular goals and addresses the needs of all sectors of the aviation and aerospace industry. [+]

Master of Science in Aeronautics (Jointly organised with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US) PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) combines a core of classes with 6 unique specialisation options to choose from. This flexibility to customise the degree enables you to meet your particular goals and addresses the needs of all sectors of the aviation and aerospace industry. The curriculum will help you master the tools needed in the development, manufactured, and operation of aircraft and spacecraft, as well as gain an understanding of the infrastructure that supports the industry. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS You must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. If you already possess a master's degree or have completed graduate coursework from an accredited degree-granting institution, you must have attained a 3.0 CGPA or higher at the graduate level. You must submit official transcripts from all accredited institutions showing degree completion or courses attempted. Official or unofficial transcripts may be required to verify prerequisite knowledge. If English is not your primary language, you must either: - Attain a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based); - Attain a minimum score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0; - Earn transferable credit for a course that is the equivalent of ENGL 123 (English Composition) at an accredited post-secondary institution; or - Show evidence of attendance and graduation from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was English. You must submit a statement of purpose and successfully complete an admission interview with the College of Aeronautics chair and admissions committee. ADMISSION PROCEDURE Step 1: To be considered for admission, you must apply online at www.asia.erau.edu, pay the S$50 application fee, and submit all required documentation. Step 2: The University will process your application and supporting documentation and inform you if the basic requirements have been met in order to proceed to the admissions interview stage. Step 3: Upon admission, the University will issue the acceptance letter and further enrolment instructions. PROGRAMME DELIVERY You can start the MSA degree programme in January, June or August. The 1st 3 terms are delivered in a blended delivery format combining classroom instruction during the 1st 2 weeks of the term with the convenience of online instruction during the remaining 7 weeks. The 4th through 6th terms allow you to begin work on your capstone project while also pursing your MSA specialisation courses to be taken online. You can expect to graduate 24 months after you start the MSA degree programme. [-]

Master of Science in Air Transport Management

Campus or Online Full time 3 years September 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science (MSc) in Air Transport Management (ATM) is designed to equip you with the skills needed to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry, including civil aviation administrations, airport authorities, air navigation service providers, airlines, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. [+]

Master of Science in Air Transport Management (Jointly organised with Cranfield University, UK) PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The Master of Science (MSc) in Air Transport Management (ATM) is designed to equip you with the skills needed to pursue a successful career in various sectors of the air transport industry, including civil aviation administrations, airport authorities, air navigation service providers, airlines, air transport consultancies and aerospace companies. The MSc in ATM is a part-time programme developed specifically to meet the demands of busy executives for more flexible executive teaching in ATM. It combines compulsory air transport core modules with an increased focus on leadership and personal development, and builds on this with optional modules chosen to suit individual interests and career aspirations. KEY BENEFITS The programme will be taught by the largest academic group in the world specialising in ATM, which includes a unique blend of air transport economists, marketing specialists and aeronautical engineers with strong publication records and industry experience. The qualification attained is valued and respected by employers throughout the world, with proven record of graduate employment across airports, consultancies and associated industries. Talks and sharing sessions by aviation industry experts from Singapore will provide insights on topical ATM issues, leveraging Singapore's experience and best practices. Other learning elements include case studies and industry visits to key aviation facilities. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme is made up of core (compulsory) modules, optional modules, compulsory group project and an individual research project. Year 1: Core (Compulsory) Modules You are required to complete 6 modules which will be scheduled in pairs (each with a 3-day duration) back-to-back. These teaching sessions will be conducted at Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) and involve a Saturday teaching in each pair of modules. Year 2: Optional Modules and Compulsory Group Project You are required to complete at least 30 taught credits consisting of modules conducted at SAA and/or online modules. A compulsory group project is also required. Year 3: Individual Research Project The project is to be completed through online supervision and meetings with supervisor in Singapore. PROGRAMME DELIVERY The programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face contact hours at SAA, online modules, case studies and interactive discussions. ASSESSMENT Learning is assessed by a combination of written and oral examinations, submitted coursework, and formal student presentations. CERTIFICATION Students who complete the 1st year will be awarded with a Postgraduate Certificate. Students who complete the 1st and 2nd year will be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma. Students who complete all 3 years will be awarded with a Master Degree. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - 1st or 2nd class UK honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) in any discipline; or recognised professional qualification with some relevant working experience - Students whose 1st language is not English must attain an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 [-]