Bachelor of Aviation Management by Distance Learning (Jointly organised with Massey University, New Zealand)

Aviation Management

Programme Outline

The BAvMan degree is specially designed to provide essential knowledge in business and resource management with specific reference to aviation. Special emphasis is placed on the discussion of key concepts and issues in management, human factors and technology, and their application to aviation. The degree would be beneficial for those already in the aviation industry planning to move into management positions or those who want to join the aviation industry, such as airline, airport and aerospace companies.

The Bachelor of Aviation Management degree is jointly organised by SAA and Massey University, a State University of New Zealand.

February, July, and November

Min 3 years

NZ$1550 per paper and Annual Enrolment Fee of NZ$64.60

Programme Structure

Each paper is allocated a value of 15 credits, which requires about 12.5 hours of study a week. The papers are divided into three levels, i.e. 100, 200 and 300 level papers (100-level being the easier papers, 300-level being the most difficult).

The time taken to complete the degree depends on how many papers students take per semester. There are three semesters a year and students are allowed to take a maximum of four papers for semester one and two and a maximum of two papers for semester three.

Students are expected to achieve a total of 360 credits in order to complete the programme (i.e. 24 papers). This comprises 8 compulsory papers and 16 elective papers, out of which 8 must be aviation papers.

The papers offered in this programme are:

Compulsory Papers


Aviation Studies


Introduction to Management in Aviation


Introduction to Human Factors


Aviation Human Factors


Managing Aviation Systems


Introduction to Research Methods in Aviation


Advanced Aviation Human Factors


Managing Cultures in Aviation


Elective Papers

This comprises both aviation and non-aviation papers. Aviation papers include topics like aviation psychology, air safety investigation, airplane performance, airline management, airport planning and navigation systems. Non-aviation papers include topics such as economics, tourism, human resource management and business management. As only selected papers are offered each semester, please contact the Course Manager for the latest updates on papers offered each semester/year.

Admission Requirement

  • Minimum of three ‘A’ levels at one sitting with a C grade average;
  • Diploma from a recognised institution; or
  • An equivalent University admission qualification

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 550 and above;
  • Minimum C6 grade for GCE ‘O’ level English language; or
  • Minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5); or
  • An equivalent qualification.

*With the exception of the GCE ‘O’ level results, all other results dated more than two years prior to the date of application will not be accepted.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Applying for Admission

Return completed application form to SAA enclosing the certified true copies of academic transcripts and certificates (English language translation of certified documents should be provided where necessary). A certified true copy of birth certificate/passport should also be included.

Step 2: Result of Application

The University will process the application and notify the applicants of the result. Successful applicants will receive a Letter of Offer from the University. Applicants are to return the Acceptance Form to SAA.

Step 3: Enrolment for Each Semester

Upon receipt of your Acceptance Form, an Enrolment Pack to enroll for papers for the upcoming semester, together with the programme handbook, will be sent to the students. Students are required to complete the relevant enrolment forms and return them to SAA together with the payment of paper fees for the upcoming semester.

 Application Deadlines



Closing Date


Feb – Jun

1 Dec


Jul – Nov

1 May


Nov – Feb

1 Sep


For enquiries and application, please contact:

Course Manager
School of Aviation Management
Singapore Aviation Academy 
Tel: (65) 6540 6386/6543 0433

Programme Category

Undergraduate Programme


Massey University

School Category

Graduate Programmes