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Aviation, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #287 (QS) Online
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.
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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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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).

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19215 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4841 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4841 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 7400 NZD
  • International students: 29370 NZD


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