Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
18985 USD/year
4783 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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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