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Bachelor of Aviation Management

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available via Singapore Aviation Academy, Singapore
  • 3 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Bachelor of Aviation Management programme you must qualify for undergraduate admission, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, NCEA Level 3, New Zealand University Entrance, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Adult Admission. Please visit for details.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Most courses for the Bachelor of Aviation Management are available internally at the Manawatu Campus located in Palmerston North. All of the courses for the degree are offered via distance learning in New Zealand or by distance learning in Singapore through the Singapore Aviation Academy in conjunction with Massey University. Other international teaching sites are being developed.

Bachelor of Aviation Management structure

Course lists for the BAvMan Schedules A and B, and regulations for the programme should be viewed by checking the regulations.

BAvMan Schedule A: Compulsory Courses

190.109 Aviation Studies
190.115 Introduction to Aeronautics
190.116 Introduction to Management in Aviation
190.117 Introduction to Human Factors
190.216 Aviation Human Factors
190.220 Managing Airline Systems
190.224 Environmental Impacts of Aviation
190.225 Introduction to Research Methods in Aviation
190.327 Managing Cultures in Aviation
190.340 Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security

Full-time students usually take eight courses each year, four in each semester.

In the first year of study, students should take the below courses from the BAvMan Schedule A: Compulsory courses list.

First year compulsory courses:

190.109 Aviation Studies
190.115 Introduction to Aeronautics
190.116 Introduction to Management in Aviation
190.117 Introduction to Human Factors

The remaining four courses in your first year of study are usually made up of elective courses (see below).

For new students, with no previous study, any elective courses in your first semester will need to be chosen from 100 level non-aviation electives. In your second semester you will be able to select 200 level courses from BAvMan Schedule B Aviation electives, subject to prerequisite requirements.

Students who have been granted credit based on previous study may be able to select 200 level BAvMan Schedule A or B courses in their first semester also, subject to prerequisite requirements.

At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of Aviation Management the following is required:

  • Total of 360 credits completed. That’s 24 courses of 15 credits each
  • At least 270 credits (18 courses) completed from the BAvMan Compulsory and Aviation elective courses from Schedules A and B
    Made up of:
    • 150 credits (10 courses) completed from BAvMan Schedule A: Compulsory courses
    • 120 credits (8 courses) of Aviation elective courses completed from BAvMan Schedule B (Of which a minimum of 30 credits must be at 300 level)
  • A maximum of 90 credits completed from additional BAvMan Schedule B Aviation electives, or from schedules of any other undergraduate degrees offered at Massey.
  • Of the 360 total BAvMan programme credits, 75 credits or more must be from 300-level courses
  • Up to 135 credits (9 courses) may be completed at 100 level

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates


To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected, as well as the courses contained in Schedules A and B.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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