Realise your dream of becoming a pilot with the Bachelor of Aviation (Flying). In this degree you’ll 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)






Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Pilot
  • Flying instructor
  • Aerial surveyor

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

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


Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + Interview

2019 Guaranteed Entry

80.00 + Interview

2018 A Levels

A Levels + Interview

2018 IB Diploma

28 + Interview

2018 QLD OP

10 + Interview

In addition to UAC or direct admission applications, all applicants must complete the application form available from the School website or by requesting one from the Undergraduate Coordinator (aviab@unsw.edu.au or +61 2 9385 5756).

Interviews and aptitude tests will be arranged with applicants after receipt of the application form.

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, permanent residents 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.

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Annual Tuition 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 pay 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 will increase each year of your period of study (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.

^ Flight training costs, which are in addition to tuition fees, are estimated in the range of $130,000 - $150,000 for the duration of this program, depending on the advanced options chosen. Students who require more than 200 hours to achieve the required flying standards to Multi-Engine Instrument Rating may incur additional fees.

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