The Master of Aviation Management is a unique program that can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest. This degree will give you a distinctive insight into contemporary issues in aviation by combining human factors and management skills for application to the demands of management in the aviation industry. This applied program will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career options within the aeronautical industry.
In response to an identified need in the aviation industry the University of Newcastle has developed the Master of Aviation Management. Offered online, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a different discipline area to Aviation (also called a non-cognate area) who also have a minimum of two years demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study.
Students with an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in an Aviation discipline (also called a cognate area) who also have a minimum of one year demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 120 unit program which can be completed in 1.5 years full time or 3 years part time study.
Students with an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in a different discipline area to Aviation who also have a minimum of one year demonstrable RPL in the aeronautical industry will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study.
Students with an AQF Level 8 Bachelor degree in an Aviation discipline, or a combination of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a non-cognate area and a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8) in an Aviation discipline will study the 80 unit program which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study.
Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Management (Program Code 11234 or Program Code 12377) at the University of Newcastle will receive 40 units of credit upon admission to the Master degree program and study a further 80 units which can be completed in 1 year full time or 2 years part time study.
Students must apply to the Program Convenor for recognition of relevant RPL. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438