Australia has one of the most highly developed Aviation industries in the world. If you are planning to start your aviation degree in 2021, the impact of the Covid19 pandemic on the industry is expected to have diminished by the time you graduate. Australia is home to some of the best airlines in the world but also has significant hubs for airlines based in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

Careers in Aviation 

The Australian Aviation industry offers diverse careers from pilots and ground operations, to marketing and security.

Aviation Management covers a wide range of areas including airline marketing, aviation safety, aviation security, corporate planning, fleet planning, schedule planning, flight operations, air traffic management, aircraft engineering, and airport management.

Aviation Management graduates are hired by airlines and related organisations such as airports, government agencies, tourism authorities, freight forwarders, and airport ground handling companies. If you look even more widely you can also join consulting firms, IT firms, and air safety authorities.

Relevant Roles

  • Air Traffic Controller 
  • Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanic and Technician
  • Airline and Commercial Pilot
  • Airfreight Manager
  • Airport Planner
  • Aviation Operations Controller
  • Flight Analyst
  • Cargo Marketing Manager
  • Cabin Crew Manager
  • Fleet Planner

Career Paths at UNSW

UNSW offers two highly regarded Aviation degrees. The Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) will train you to become a pilot, while exposing you to other areas such as Airline and Airport Management, Marketing, Policy Development, Training, Research and Teaching.

If you prefer to be on the ground working in Flight Operations Management, Aviation Economics, Law and Regulations or Airline Marketing and Safety, the Bachelor of Aviation (Management) will suit you. 

Learn the science of flight and aviation management with our undergraduate degrees: 

Advance your career with our postgraduate degree options and take your study to the next level.