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  • Aviation refers to the management, logistic and operation of transportation of cargo; this course is often offered as an extension of business studies
  • Aviation requires to be a team player with good communication and decision-making skills
  • You may study Aviation through Diploma and/or Degree of your preferred course



Aviation refers to the business management, logistics, operation, international regulations and technology of transportation of cargo. In this case, aviation involves the use of airplanes, airports and flight support.

If you choose to study Aviation, you need to think of yourself as part of a chain and be able to work well with other people. In order to do so, clear communication is not only useful, it is essential. You also need to be quick-thinking and be decisive in order to have a smooth flow of processes between suppliers and customers. Often times, you will act as a mediator so you need to be able to work under a lot of pressure.

‘’depending on your chosen university, Aviation studies is often paired with another major such as Business or International Trading’’

Training in Aviation management will provide you with a broad and diverse range of ground-based or shore-based jobs in ports and cargo segments of the transportation industry, as well as the airline or shipping industry.

Various Fields Available

Although mainly revolving around management and business, this is an industry that is growing in size and significance and may include subjects such as international law, finance and technology. In order to work on vessels, you will need the appropriate licensing that may vary from one country to another.


  • Aviation Engineering studies design, construction and maintenance of vessels used in air or around water.
  • Transportation Operation and logistics studies all aspects of international business and management along the entire value chain from consumers’, producers’ and investors’ perspectives.
  • Environmental Management studies the impact of the transportation industry, safety and pollution prevention. This module is often offered as a minor.

Types of jobs

  • For more info, refer to Diploma and Degree: Engineering
  • Port operator
  • Flight support
  • Operations Executive
  • Chartering Executive
  • Logistics Executive
  • Warehouse Planner
  • Accounts Manager
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Export/Import Executive
  • Brokerage Executive
  • Analyst and Business Development Manager
  • Vessel and safety inspector

Successful people/ companies

  • Maersk Group is a Denmark-based company that has activities in a variety of business sectors, primarily within the transportation and energy sectors. It has been the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world since 1996. Maersk involvement in worldwide container services, logistics and forwarding solutions and terminal activities are under the brand names: Maersk Line, Safmarine, and Damco.

Education Pathways

There are several pathways towards an Aviation Degree after your Secondary Education. You can choose to pursue a Pre-University course, a Foundation in Business or Science in your chosen university or a Diploma. Upon completion of any of those qualification, you will then be eligible to pursue a Degree in Aviation. Depending on your chosen institution, your Degree program may include practical training or internship.

Types of qualifications

  • Foundation in Business or Science
  • Diploma in Aviation
  • Degree in Aviation

Entry requirement

  • Good pass in Secondary Education. Subject prerequisites may apply.
  • Minimum 3 credits in Secondary Education. Subject prerequisites may apply.
  • Good pass in Secondary Education and a Pre-University course, Diploma or Foundation in Science.*

Duration of courses

  • 1 year
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 3 to 4 years

*As a rule of thumb: ‘A’ Level minimum 2 Es; STPM minimum 2 Cs; Australian Pre-University minimum of ATAR 50.0; CPU minimum average of 65% in 6 subjects; Diploma minimum CGPA of 2.0; Foundation in Business or Arts minimum CGPA of 2.0. All qualifications should include Mathematics.