Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
18985 USD/year
4783 USD/year
Tuition fee
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You may have an interest in the aviation industry and are possibly already working in this area. If so, and you do not have an aviation-related tertiary qualification, the Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation from Massey University is the stepping stone to take you to the next level of your career.


It is a 120-credit programme that is run in block courses, specifically designed for those that may be working while studying. It takes one year full-time to complete.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Studies from Massey University draws on existing courses from the Bachelor of Aviation Management, giving an insight into the full undergraduate degree.

Learning outcomes

Massey University is the only place in New Zealand where you can turn your  passion for aviation into a university qualification. We are an internationally-recognised pilot training facility, but we also introduce you to a wider knowledge of the global aviation industry. Topics include aviation human factors, aviation security issues, airline strategic management and legal issues in aviation. A background in these topics will expand the range of careers open to you in the aviation industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aviation Studies
  • Aviation Management Practicum
  • Environmental Impacts of Aviation
  • Aviation Strategic Management
  • Introduction to Management in Aviation
  • Management in Aviation Systems
  • Air Traffic Control/Aviation Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to this endorsement requires that the candidate will also:

  • hold a Class One medical certificate recognised by the CAA NZ and meet appropriate pilot aptitude selection criteria as defined from time to time by the School of Aviation, and
  • hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) - Aeroplane (A).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18985 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18985 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4783 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 7400 NZD
  • International students: 29370 NZD


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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