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Bachelor of Aviation

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Massey is the only place in New Zealand where you can turn your passion for aviation into a university qualification. We are not only an internationally recognised pilot training facility but we also give you a broad knowledge of the global aviation industry.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time

About this course

Massey is the only place in New Zealand where you can turn your passion for aviation into a university qualification. We are not only an internationally recognised pilot training facility but we also give you a broad knowledge of the global aviation industry.

You will not just train to be a professional pilot, but to become a 'flight deck manager' with a university education and an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry.

Find out more about the Air Transport Pilot major in 'Specialisations'.

Entry requirements

This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

To enter the Bachelor of Aviation programme, you must pass NCEA Level 3/Year 13 or equivalent in an 'English-rich' subject. These include one of the following:

  • classical studies
  • English
  • geography
  • history
  • history of art
  • media studies
  • religious education (RE)
  • business studies
  • biology
  • economics.

Career pathways

A career as a pilot is exciting and highly sought-after.

The Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) opens up opportunities to become airline pilots or any other potential career within the aviation industry.

Many graduates work as flight instructors in New Zealand or Australia, enabling them to build on their instructional techniques expertise which is a valuable skill for those who eventually decide to take up a role as an Airline Training Captain.

You may wish to progress to key management or training positions for an airline or with international bodies such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Postgraduate study in aviation would be worth considering if you intend to follow this path.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.