Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

Program code

BP070

Duration

3 years

Intakes

February

October

Application deadlines

05 February

20 August

Location

RMIT Saigon South

Overview

Are you ready to work across management, operational, and planning roles in the dynamic and vibrant aviation industry?

In this first international-standard aviation bachelor's degree in Vietnam, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry and a range of analytical skills, giving you a comprehensive appreciation of the operating environment. You'll develop breadth and depth of thinking, and the ability to solve problems relevant to the aviation industry. 

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. The curriculum has been developed and regularly updated by academic experts in aviation with feedback from international industry organisations. A feature is project-based learning and work-integrated learning (WIL) to ensure you graduate with the skills to work effectively in rapidly changing environments. 

Having been successfully delivered in Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the program in Vietnam provides access to global expertise as aviation is an international discipline. 

In Vietnam, the degree offers the Aviation Operations and Management stream, focusing on developing a breadth of skills and knowledge across the aviation industry. This includes operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, ground handling and safety. 

You’ll be able to tailor the degree to suit your interests and desired career path, through many general, business and aviation electives.

In the final year of the degree you’ll undertake the Capstone Aviation Industry Project, which are often coordinated with industry partners.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Business Statistics 1 
  • Business Information Systems
  • Introduction to Aviation 

Semester 2

  • Managing the Engineering Environment 
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • General elective

Semester 3

  • Aviation Quality Systems 
  • Introduction to Aircraft
  • Aircraft Systems

Semester 4

  • General elective* 
  • General elective* 
  • General elective

Semester 5

  • Aviation Industry Environment 
  • Airport/Airline Operations 
  • Program elective**

Semester 6

  • Airport Planning and Management 
  • Airline Operations 
  • Sustainable Aviation and the Environment

Semester 7

  • Aviation Industry Project 
  • Aviation Safety and Security Systems 
  • Program elective**

Semester 8

  • Aircraft Maintenance Management 
  • Aviation Project Management 
  • Aviation Strategy in the Global Context

*These General electives can be any course in Business, Language or Math.

**Choose from the following Program elective courses:

  • Aviation Professional Experience
  • Air Cargo Management and Operations
  • Aircraft Airworthiness
  • Airport Design
  • Incident and Accident Investigation
  • Managing the Air Traffic Environment

Note: The sequence of courses in a year may be subject to change. 

Learning teaching & 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.

Career prospects

The program prepares students for employment in a range of operational, management and planning roles in the aviation industry, not just in Vietnam but also across the globe. These include roles in areas such as:

  • airline operations planning and management
  • airline maintenance management & supervision
  • airline strategies, finance, and traffic data
  • human factors concepts and applications
  • airport landside operations
  • airport airside operations
  • airport planning and management
  • aviation safety 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. 

Fees

Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. 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)

Standard tuition fee

13,027 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 300,596,000 VND  39,081 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 901,786,000 VND 

Fixed fee*

13,924 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 321,284,000VND 41,770 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 963,850,000 VND

(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. 

Notes:

  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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Vietnamese 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​;
  • A minimum score of 6.0/10.0 for Grade 12 in mathematics subjects. 

If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

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)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note:

TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English test results are recognised for one year from the test date.

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. 

How to apply

RMIT’s standard closing dates for receiving applications for each semester is published on the important dates for students page. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Coming 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.