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Old 6th Jan 2018, 01:36
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Master Aviation Management

Hi guys,

wanting some feedback on the various courses offered by our Aus Uni's regarding the Aviation Management post-grad degrees.

I noticed a thread dedicated to this way back in 2011 so am looking for some updated info or people who have completed the degree and their thoughts.

So far I've narrowed it down to Swinburne, UNSW and RMIT but without having any insight into any of them it makes it difficult to know which one may suit me best. I do not have an Aviation background, I come from a Commerce/Consulting area but have wanted to work in the industry for a while now.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 23:00
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I've done the UNSW degree and the thing I like most about it (compared to the others you mentioned) is that I can choose my own subjects. May be a difference in prices since I've completed it now, but just ask yourself what is that worth being able to choose your own subjects?

Good luck.
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Old 7th Jan 2018, 00:38
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Master of Aviation Management

Rez125

If you look closely at the website for the UNSW Aviation Master of Aviation you can see that the people delivering the courses are listed along with a summary of their expertise. Reviewing this info should gives you confidence that you are not only getting taught by people with senior expertise and knowledge, but also that those people would have strong networks in the industry. This can be useful if you are looking to change employment to the aviation sector, as these people can also give you a professional reference of substance.

UNSW also has a higher world university ranking than the others.

There is a wide range of courses available so you can focus your studies on the area of your choice, which might depend on your background as well as on the areas you would like to develop. With your commerce background it might be prudent to begin by undertaking AVIA5009, AVIA5032 or AVIA5035 first which have an economics focus.

Suggest you contact the postgraduate coordinator Jamie Lim on [email protected] as she is very knowledgable and helpful about the program and the courses. I looked into it closely recently so know a bit these programs and think the UNSW program is clearly the best. (I am not a UNSW employee; feel free to pm me if you want.)

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Old 7th Jan 2018, 02:57
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Thank you so much Seabreeze and Altimeters.

I agree the UNSW looks the better program, I was just worried that my chances of getting in would be slim as I have no work experience in the field, Swinburne and RMIT seem to have a more lax entry requirement. It's also in the group of 8 which is a drawcard, most definitely.

I did try and call Jamie Lim late last week and am waiting on a reply from her. I do like that the UNSW program let's you choose your own subjects but am a little apprehensive about that as I've not had a chance to find out exactly which areas I'd like to specialise in, with my background it makes sense to stick with the Strategic/Economic/Operational modules but a few others appeal, such as Safety Management Systems and Air Traffic etc.

I would definitely begin with AVIA5009 & probably AVIA5005.

The Swinburne course guides read as if there is no exam component, when I called them the co-ordinator I spoke to seemed to think this was correct, but it seemed as if they didn't know too much about the program - did you look into the assessments as well, Seabreeze?

Thanks again!
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Old 8th Jan 2018, 01:41
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As far as I am aware all UNSW assessments are done by assignment and take home exam. This means you do not have to attend an exam centre. However, before you think you might be able to just plagiarise or paraphrase from some other publication, I have been told by a couple of the present facilitators that the questions asked in assignments and exams are based on a combination of coursenotes and current affairs, and you have to be very conversant with the info presented to get a good mark.

Good luck

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Old 12th Mar 2018, 01:16
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Originally Posted by rez125 View Post
Hi guys,

wanting some feedback on the various courses offered by our Aus Uni's regarding the Aviation Management post-grad degrees.

I noticed a thread dedicated to this way back in 2011 so am looking for some updated info or people who have completed the degree and their thoughts.

So far I've narrowed it down to Swinburne, UNSW and RMIT but without having any insight into any of them it makes it difficult to know which one may suit me best. I do not have an Aviation background, I come from a Commerce/Consulting area but have wanted to work in the industry for a while now.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
Realise it has been a while now since your post and you have probably started. Glad to see you have decided to study a masters and I am in a similar boat. I haven't done either but have friends that have studied at Swinburne and RMIT.
Swinburne is online only and is shorter at 1.5 years.
RMIT is 2 years and all in classes. Recordings of some of these can be listened to. A lot of these are run during the day so it's hard to do if you wanted to go part time while working full time.

As mentioned by others have a look at the range of subjects and costs to decide on what you need. Griffith, USQ and Newcastle also offer Aviarion Masters but are not as well regarded to my knowledge.

Good luck.
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 18:54
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UNSW is by far the best as it is largely run and taught by people who have extensive experience in the industry.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 04:12
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What does one do with a Master Aviation Management?
From any uni?
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 08:06
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First, Send out hundreds of letters of application for CEO positions at QF, SQ, CX, EK etc.
Next, become a barista and while pumping out soy lattes, regale your customers with gripping tales of aviation derring do.
Finally, either return to that same Uni and become a lecturer while doing your aviation PhD or become an aviation journalist.

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Old 16th Jul 2020, 13:21
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First, you need aviation to manage. Not a lot of that around atm.
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 13:23
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I have completed both the UNSW Masters and a MBA... Unless you are specifically looking for aviation safety related subjects my advice is that a MBA gives you a broader knowledge base over the aviation specific subjects. With relevant aviation experience completing an MBA will give you the ability to apply an aviation slant on things anyway.

Usually these degrees start with a Graduate Certificate (4 subjects), Diploma (4 additional subjects) and finally masters (4 more subjects). The Grad certificate is a good way to get back into the swing of things or try studying for the first time and usually involve less intense subjects like Marketing, Leadership and alike before getting into the financial stuff in the diploma.

I enjoyed both degrees but felt in some subjects in the aviation masters it was like being told to suck eggs when it came to things like Airport (Carpark) Design and CRM. Easily the best subject in the Masters of Aviation at UNSW is Ron Bastch's aviation law which gives and excellent insight and understanding around the legal framework (Contract, Torts, Criminal) in which airlines operate.

Assignments in the Aviations Masters are relatively easy and are not graded the same way as an undergraduate degree with less focus on structure. Assignments in the MBA are more collaborative in group work so you won't feel like you are on your own.

If you have any questions feel free to send me a message. I also realise the irony of my spelling and grammar with the aforementioned degrees, but I can't be bothered proof reading...
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Old 16th Jul 2020, 22:51
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If it was me designing the course, I’d start with Aviation Accounting - there should be at least three years of it. Am I right in assuming it’s compulsory?

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Old 17th Jul 2020, 00:04
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It was disappointing that the government purposefully excluded aviation from their university short course covid response.

A graduate certificate of aviation using industry experience would have provided a short path to a aqf 7 + qualification.




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Old 17th Jul 2020, 03:37
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Just look at CAsA ..they claim to have all the aviation management expertise... and it shows. !! xx%[email protected]%@''#
GA is in the worst state its ever been. Management? Managed to destroy a vital industry.

Maybe you could use them as an example for a PhD thesis of Aviation Management Gone Mad.
Methinks the world is full of Bullsh*t jobs, and CAsA demonstrates that splendidly.
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