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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Aviation
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

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

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Bachelor of Aviation requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been selected into the programme on the basis of:

(i) a Pilot Aptitude Assessment test;

(ii) a simulator assessment;

(iii) a selection interview and written tasks;

(iv) a 'trial flight' if required; and

(c) hold the relevant medical certificate(s) for the Air Transport Pilot major (a Class One medical certificate of fitness in accordance with the CAA NZ medical requirements for the issue of an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)); and

(d) meet the requirements for 'fit and proper person' as defined by the CAA NZ; and

(e) where English is not the candidate's first language, have achieved an Academic IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Bachelor of Aviation shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 480 credits, comprising:

(a) parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 as defined by the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) no more than 225 credits at 100 level;

(c) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

and including:

(d) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Qualification;

(e) at least one major;

(f) attending field trips, simulations, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The requirements for each major are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

4. The approved major is Air Transport Pilot (480 credits).

Academic Requirements

5. Candidates are required to meet the required competencies to achieve their Commercial Pilots licence and multi-engine instrument ratings in accordance with the following integrated courses:

190.104 Principles of Navigation I

190.107 Human Performance

190.110 Introduction to Flying

190.112 Introduction to Flying II

190.120 Aeronautical Legislation

190.121 Aeronautical Meteorology

190.123 Aircraft Systems I

190.124 Aircraft Performance

190.154 Principles of Navigation II

190.201 Aircraft Systems II (Part I)

190.203 Air Traffic Control/Aviation Law

190.204 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part I)

190.205 Crew Resource Management

190.221 Advanced Support Studies

190.237 Air Transport Cockpit Systems

190.251 Aircraft Systems II (Part 2)

190.254 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 2)

190.288 Advanced Aircraft Handling

6. Candidates completing the Flight Instruction Option in Part 5 must complete the necessary competencies to achieve a CAA NZ 'C' Category Flight Instructor Rating, a night instructor endorsement removal and (if course 190.297 taken) an aerobatics instructor endorsement removal and pass the following integrated courses:

190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors

190.315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I

190.335 Flight Instruction

and either

190.297 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling for Flight Instructors

or

190.298 Turbo-Prop and Jet Handing*

* This is an integrated course.

7. Integrated courses comprise two components: academic and practicum. A candidate must pass both the academic component and the practicum component to obtain a pass in the course.

Student Progression

8. Candidates must continue to meet the requirements for 'fit and proper person' as defined by the Civil Aviation Authority throughout the duration of the programme.

9. Candidates must continue to hold the required medical certifications throughout the duration of the programme.

10. Progression from Part 1 to Part 2 and to each subsequent part is conditional upon the candidate's successful completion of the prior part. At the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer of the School of Aviation, or their delegate, a candidate may be granted approval to re-enrol for a failed course concurrently with the next part, subject to the University's maximum workload regulation.

11. The Academic Board may, under such conditions as it may determine and taking into account the recommendations of the examiners, admit any candidate to a supplementary examination where available in a course in which the candidate failed to gain a pass.

Completion Requirements

12. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

13. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Certificate in Aviation Studies or the Graduate Diploma in Aviation should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

14. For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot major the following will lead to exclusion:

(a) No candidate will be given more than two opportunities to pass each flight assessment, unless in exceptional circumstances and subject to the prior recommendation of the Student Review Board and the approval of the Chief Executive Officer for the School.

(b) Candidates who have failed a flight assessment twice and whose performance is deemed unacceptable by the School of Aviation Student Review Board will be recommended to the Chief Executive Officer for the School to be excluded from the Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot major. The Chief Executive Officer will consider the recommendation(s) of the School of Aviation Student Review Board and any other matters the Chief Executive Officer considers relevant and make a recommendation to the Academic Board (or its delegate). The Academic Board (or its delegate) will make the final decision.

(c) Candidates who have failed a compulsory course twice and whose performance is deemed unacceptable by the School of Aviation Student Review Board will be recommended to the Chief Executive Officer for the School to be excluded from the Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot major. The Chief Executive Officer will consider the recommendation(s) of the School of Aviation Student Review Board and any other matters the Chief Executive Officer considers relevant and make a recommendation to the Academic Board (or its delegate). The Academic Board (or its delegate) will make the final decision.

(d) Failure to pass 45 credits in a first attempt at Part 1 of the Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot major.

(e) Persons excluded under clause (b), (c) and (d) above will not be re-admitted to the Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot major without first submitting themselves for re-selection into the programme and being accepted.

Transitional Provisions

14. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards the Bachelor of Aviation prior to 1 January 2019 may be exempted from Regulation 1(e). These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Aviation

Air Transport Pilot (480 credits)

Part One (90 credits from)

190.104 Principles of Navigation I 15 credits P Permission Head of School C 190.110
190.107 Human Performance 15 credits P Permission Head of School R 190.117
190.110 Introduction to Flying 30 credits P Permission Head of School C 190.104
190.112 Introduction to Flying II 15 credits P Permission Head of School and 190.110 C 190.104
190.118 Aeroscience I 15 credits P Permission Head of School R 190.103 and 190.106

Part Two (90 credits from)

190.119 Aeroscience II 15 credits P 190.118
190.120 Aeronautical Legislation 15 credits P
190.121 Aeronautical Meteorology 15 credits P 190.104, 190.107, 190.110, 190.111, 190.112
190.123 Aircraft Systems I 15 credits P 190.104, 190.107, 190.110, 190.111
190.124 Aircraft Performance 15 credits  
190.154 Principles of Navigation II 15 credits P 190.104, 190.107, 190.110, 190.111

Part Three (90 credits from)

190.201 Aircraft Systems II (Part I) 15 credits P 190.123
190.203 Air Traffic Control/Aviation Law 15 credits P 190.120
190.204 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 1) 15 credits P 190.154
190.205 Crew Resource Management 15 credits P 190.107 R 190.216
190.206 Aerodynamics I 15 credits P 190.118 and 190.119
190.221 Advanced Support Studies 15 credits P 190.121

Part Four (90 credits from)

190.237 Air Transport Cockpit Systems 15 credits P 190.124
190.251 Aircraft Systems II (Part 2) 15 credits P 190.201
190.254 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 2) 15 credits P 190.204
190.256 Aerodynamics II 15 credits P 190.206
190.288 Advanced Aircraft Handling 30 credits P 190.205

Part Five (120 credits from)

Option One: Flight Instruction (Aeroplane)

Compulsory courses (75 credits from)

190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors 15 credits P PHOS
190.315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I 15 credits P 190.256 and PHOS
190.317 Evaluation Methods in Aviation 15 credits P 190.217, 190.225 or Part III ATP
190.335 Flight Instruction 30 credits P Part III ATP or Hold a current CPL (A)

30 credits from

190.297 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling for Flight Instructors 30 credits P Permission Head of School
190.298 Turbo-Prop and Jet Handling 30 credits P 190.251 and 190.254

15 credits at 200 or 300 level from the 190 prefix (Aviation)

Option Two: Aviation Human Factors

Compulsory course

190.313 Advanced Aviation Human Factors 15 credits P 190.205 or 190.216

105 credits selected from the 190 prefix (Aviation) and the 175 prefix (Psychology); at least 60 credits must be at 300 level

Option Three: Aviation Business Management

120 credits of elective courses with the approval of the Chief Executive Officer. Up to 60 credits must be selected from the 190 prefix (Aviation) and up to 60 credits may be selected from the following prefixes:

110 (Accountancy), 114 (Human Resource Management), 115 (Business), 125 (Finance), 152 (Management), 153 (Dispute Resolution), 155 (Business Law), 156 (Marketing), 157 (Information Systems), 178 (Economics), 219 (Business Communication)

At least 75 credits must be at the 300 level, of which at least 15 credits is to be from the 190 prefix (Aviation)

Option Four: Airline Internship (not currently offered)

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