Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

Study load
Full time
Program code


3 years
Application deadlines

11 Oct 2024


RMIT Saigon South
Program code
Application deadlines


In Vietnam’s first international-standard aviation bachelor's degree, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry plus a range of analytical skills, giving you a comprehensive appreciation of the operating environment. Students will learn how to work individually and in teams to solve aviation industry problems.

With RMIT’s history of more than 80 years in aerospace and aviation education in Australia, this degree undertakes a practical and industry-focused approach. Having been successfully delivered in Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the program provides access to international expertise, as aviation is a highly international discipline.

The degree offers the Aviation Operations and Management stream in Vietnam, covering a breadth of aviation knowledge including operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, ground handling, and safety. 

If you are interested in the Pilot stream, you will have the opportunity to transfer to Melbourne and study at RMIT’s Flight Training School.  

You can tailor this degree to suit your interests and desired career path through many general, business and aviation electives. Graduates will be able to communicate professionally to a diverse range of aviation industry stakeholders. In the final year of the degree, you’ll undertake the Capstone Aviation Industry Project, which is often coordinated with industry partners.   


Program structure

The structure displayed shows the advised program structure and progression. 

Learning, teaching and assessment

Students will engage in a range of learning activities that are designed to support acquisition of contextual knowledge, industry knowledge, technical skills and applied skills. This includes face-to-face learning supported by online and library course materials, alongside self-directed inquiry. Learning activities include group workshops, individual and group practice-based exercises and tasks, studio-based project work (including a major capstone project), teacher-led classes, assignment work and facilitated tutorials.

Your learning experiences in this program will contain a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, tutorials, practical exercises, weekly classes, online and offline learning.

Assessments in most courses are undertaken through a mixture of continual and final assessment, and include written assignments, oral individual and group presentations, and reports. You will be assessed by a variety of methods as appropriate to the material being taught and the skills being acquired.

Towards the end of the program, you will have a chance to put your knowledge and skills in real-world settings as part of Work Integrated Learning in the Aviation Industry Project, in which you will conduct an independent research capstone project. This may be undertaken either within RMIT, or within an external company.

The program will give you an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry. The program enables you to bring together the appreciation and skills developed to demonstrate breadth and depth of thinking and capacity to solve real problems in the aviation workplace. You will develop your skills to critically review and analyse all aspects of the aviation industry, be prepared to work individually and in teams to solve aviation industry problems and communicate professionally to diverse aviation industry stakeholders. 

Upon the successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.
  • Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and/ or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures.
  • Demonstrate information skills and research methods.
  • Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation, using appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices, ensuring model applicability, accuracy and limitations.
  • Communicate and coordinate proficiently by listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice, working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams.
  • Use basic tools and practices of formal project management.
  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.

RMIT provides world-class blended learning with both face-to-face and online experiences in a global network, a supportive community, and real-world skills.


The program prepares students for employment in a range of operational, management and planning roles in the aviation industry, both in Vietnam and overseas. These include roles in areas such as


In airlines

  • Aviation safety management 
  • Airline operations planning and management  
  • Airline maintenance management and supervision  
  • Airline strategies, finance and traffic data  

At airports

  • Airport landside operations  
  • Airport airside operations  
  • Airport planning and management  

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT honours or postgraduate program in Vietnam and Australia.


Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

Fee program

Annual tuition fee 

(based on full time study load - 8 courses)

Whole program fee

(24 courses - 288 credits)


13,970 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 334,570,000 VND  41,909 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 1,003,709,000 VND 


  1. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND).
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.
  5. Tuition fees and medical insurance fees are subject to change without notice.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12 (For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​; and
  • A minimum score of 6.0/10.0 (or equivalent) in Grade 12 in mathematics subjects

Academic pathway

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam English Advanced, or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79 (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58 (no communication band below 50)
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) 176 (no less than 169 in any component)

For other recognised English results, please view English equivalency requirements.


Previous study and proficiency tests are recognised for two years from the completion date or test date to the program commencement date unless stated otherwise.

Where you have achieved more than one form of English language proficiency only the most relevant achievement will be considered in the admission decision.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete English for University for entry into this program. 

Credit transfer

Come from a partner institution? RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world. If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT, you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program. 

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT.

If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.