Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot)

Course Features

  • Price: AU$59,880
  • Level: Degree
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  • Awarded by: Central Queensland University

The Bachelor of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) will prepare you for a career as a commercial pilot. In this course, you will gain the aeronautical knowledge and experience required to achieve a Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating. In the first year of your study, you will fly solo in the circuit area and training area of the training aerodrome.

You will learn about unmanned aerial vehicles as well as the physics of aviation and basic aeronautics. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming as well as the laws that are relevant to aviation.

During your second year, you should be eligible to apply for your first pilot licence, the Recreational Pilot Licence, and start your navigation training. You will learn the aerodynamics, aeronautics, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and loading required by a commercial pilot. You will learn about the human factors that impact commercial pilots. Flight planning and navigation, both visually and using instruments, are also covered.

Towards the end of the second year, you should be eligible to apply for your Private Pilot Licence and start your Commercial Pilot Licence training. During your third year, you will complete your Command Instrument Rating training and your Commercial Pilot Licence training and you should be eligible to apply for your Commercial Pilot Licence and Command Instrument Rating.

Please note this course requires you to complete 144 credit points, 48 of which are flight training. Flight training fee is significantly higher than regular units and is approximately $112 800 in total.


Innovative Course Design

CQUniversity has developed an innovative suite of Aviation courses that combine academic and aeronautical knowledge with the necessary flight training to enable students to apply for various licences and ratings.

Graduate Work Ready

At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready. We achieve this via a work integrated learning approach with flight training included as part of the curriculum.

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement: Year 12 equivalent

Intakes & Course Duration

Intakes: March

Course Duration: 2.5 years

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