The Master of Aviation Management is designed for students who have a university degree and relevant industry experience. It has been developed in consultation with industry and aims to provide managers and professionals with the skills and knowledge to be effective in contemporary aviation management. You will learn entirely through distance education; the online courses are delivered through a secure learning and teaching website, meaning you don’t need to attend any on-campus activities. To complete this degree, you must study 15 elective courses of your own choice, as well as a research project. The electives could include courses covering operations and corporate management, law and regulation, security, accident prevention, risk management and more. The program is 96 units of credit (or 2 years full-time equivalent) and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Students with appropriate education and/or professional experience may be eligible to complete the degree in less time.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree is online, meaning you can organise it around your professional and personal life.

Who should choose this degree?

Students intending to bolster their professional qualifications in aviation management choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Airfreight Manager
  • Airport Planner
  • Aviation Safety Manager
  • Aviation Operations Safety Officer
  • Aviation Revenue Manager
  • Aviation Ramp Services Manager
  • Flight Safety Investigator

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the MAvMgmt is a 3 year undergraduate Bachelor's degree.

There are four entry groups for the MAvMgmt. The groups are determined by the discipline of the applicant's undergraduate degree, and years of industry experience, if applicable (see Additional Information for examples).

Each entry group offers different amounts of advanced standing and therefore the total UoC to complete at UNSW is different for each group.

The maximum advanced standing (UoC) in each of the following degree groups is set as follows:

Entry Group 1 - 48 UOC Max Advanced Standing:

Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) with no industry experience Bachelor of Aviation with minimum 2 years industry experience Bachelor in Cognate Area with minimum 2 years industry experience Bachelor in Non-Cognate Area with minimum 5 years industry experience Entry Group 2 - 36 UOC Max Advanced Standing:

Bachelor of Aviation with minimum 0.5 years industry experience Bachelor in Cognate Area with minimum 0.5 years industry experience *Bachelor in Non-cognate Area with minimum 2 years industry experience Entry Group 3 - 24 UOC Max Advanced Standing:

*Bachelor in Non-Cognate Area with minimum 0.5 years industry experience Entry Group 4 - 0 UOC Advanced Standing

*Bachelor in Non-Cognate Area with no industry experience No further advanced standing will be considered. Remaining units must be completed at UNSW.

Cognate degrees include those from any of the following disciplines: Aviation, Science, Engineering, Psychology, Management, Economics, Commerce.

Additional selection criteria

Additional selection criteria for admission to this program:

*Work experience



Applicants are to submit the following documents for assessment of entry:

Evidence of Completion of UG degree (Testamur) Academic Transcript CV Evidence of work in Aviation industry and years of experience Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience not listed may apply for admission to this program as follows. This is in accordance with UNSW Policy and Procedure on Recognition Of Prior Learning. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills (learning outcomes) through their formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry for this program. Any relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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