Realise your dream of becoming a pilot with the Bachelor of Aviation (Flying). In this degree youll learn the science behind aviation as well as gain your flying licence. In addition to theoretical studies, you will have up to 200 hours of flight training and approximately 30 hours of simulator training. You will also take courses in aviation management allowing you to enter management roles in the industry. Please note that you will need to pay for all flying training costs in addition to the academic/tuition fees.

Program Code


UAC Code




Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments



  • Aviation

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Pilot
  • Flying instructor
  • Aerial surveyor

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

You will graduate with the minimum of a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) with a Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating and an Air Transport Pilots Licence (frozen).

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics Advanced

Entry requirements

2021 Lowest Selection Rank 1

80.00 + Interview

2021 A levels 2

13 + Interview

2021 IB Diploma 3

29 + Interview

2021 Lowest ATAR 4


In addition to UAC or direct admission applications, all applicants must complete the internal application form available from the School website or by requesting one from the Undergraduate Coordinator at aviation@unsw.edu.au or by calling +61 2 9385 5756. Interviews will be arranged with applicants after receipt of the internal application form.

1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2020 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020.

2. 2021 A levels

The 2020 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

3. 2021 IB Diploma

The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.

4. 2021 Lowest ATAR

The 2020 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Additional selection criteria

All flying applicants must submit an internal application form, which are available from the School of Aviation on request. Please return the completed form to the School of Aviation, before the end of September. Late applications may be considered.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

^Additional flying costs apply to this program. For 2019 commencement students, the flying fee is approximately $133,500 for the basic course, which results in a Commercial Pilot Licence and Instrument Rating Multi Engine Aeroplane. For more information visit https://www.aviation.unsw.edu.au/bachelor-aviation-flying.

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