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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, subject courses and option courses 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) one major;

(f) attending field trips, simulations, workshops, tutorials, laboratories and flight training 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, multi-engine instrument rating and Airline Transport Pilot Licence subject theory credits in accordance with the following courses:

190.104 Principles of Navigation I

190.107 Human Performance

190.112 Introduction to Flying II

190.113 Aviation Metereology

190.114 Aircraft Systems I

190.120 Aeronautical Legislation

190.121 Aviation  Meteorology 2

190.123 Aircraft Systems 2

190.124 Aircraft Performance

190.154 Principles of Navigation II

190.164 Aeroscience

190.201 Aircraft Systems 3

190.203 Air Traffic Control/Aviation Law

190.204 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part I)

190.205 Crew Resource Management

190.206 Aerodynamics 1

190.221 Climatology

190.237 Heavy Aeroplane Performance

190.254 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 2)

190.288 Advanced Aircraft Handling

190.351 Aircraft Systems 4

190.356 Aerodynamics 2

6. Candidates completing the Flight Instruction Option must complete the necessary competencies to achieve a CAA NZ 'C' Category Flight Instructor Rating, a night instructor endorsement removal and pass the following integrated courses:

190.282 Introduction to Flight Instruction

190.285 Introduction to Aerobatic Principles

190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors

190.315 Flight Instruction 1

190.335 Flight Instruction

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. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed six years from the date of first enrolment in the Bachelor of Aviation, unless a specified time of suspension or extension has been approved by the Academic Board or their delegate. Permission must be sought in advance of any suspension or extension by applying in writing to the Chief Executive Officer of the School of Aviation. Suspensions or extensions granted will appear on the academic record.

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

15. 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.

16. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have been enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation prior to 1 January 2020 will be:

(a) permitted to substitute 190.110 for 190.113 and 190.114;

and will be exempt from the requirement to:

(b) complete 190.164 if they have successfully completed 190.118 and 190.119;

(c) complete 190.351 if they have successfully completed 190.251;

(d) complete 190.356 if they have successfully completed 190.256.​

Candidates who have successfully completed at least 90 credits towards the Bachelor of Aviation prior to 1 January 2020 are exempt from the requirement to complete 190.116, 190.220 and the 300-level 190-prefix elective.

In all cases candidates:

(i) must complete a total of at least 480 credits with at least 75 credits of 300-level courses and no more than 225 credits at 100-level;

(ii) are exempt from Regulation 12 but must complete in accordance with the timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2023.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Aviation

Air Transport Pilot (480 credits)

Part One (75 credits from)

190.104 Principles of Navigation I 15 credits
P Selected entry BAv ATP

190.107 Human Performance 15 credits
P Appraisal Required R 190.117

190.112 Introduction to Flying 15 credits
P Selected entry to BAv ATP

190.113 Aviation Meteorology 1 15 credits
P Selected entry BAv ATP

190.114 Aircraft Systems 1 15 credits
P Selected entry BAv ATP

Part Two (60 credits from)

190.120 Aeronautical Legislation 15 credits

190.123 Aircraft Systems 2 15 credits
P 190.114

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 (75 credits from)

190.201 Aircraft Systems 3 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 1 15 credits
P 190.164 or (190.118 and 190.119)

Part Four (75 credits from)

190.221 Climatology 15 credits
P 190.121

190.237 Heavy Aircraft Performance 15 credits
P 190.124

190.254 Flight Planning and Advanced Navigation (Part 2) 15 credits
P 190.204

190.351 Aircraft Systems 4 15 credits
P 190.201

190.356 Aerodynamics 2 15 credits
P 190.206

Air Transport Pilot Subject Courses (30 credits from)

190.121 Aviation Meteorology 2 15 credits
P 190.113

190.164 Aeroscience 15 credits
P Selected entry BAv ATP or PHOS

Aviation Management Subject Courses (30 credits from)

190.116 Introduction to Management in Aviation 15 credits

190.220 Managing Airline Systems 15 credits
P 190.116

15 credits from

190.308 Airport Operational Management 15 credits
P Any 190.2xx course

190.313 Advanced Aviation Human Factors 15 credits
P 190.205 or 190.216

190.314 Legal Issues in Aviation 15 credits
P Any 190.2xx course

190.317 Evaluation Methods in Aviation 15 credits
P 190.217, 190.225 or Part III ATP

190.327 Managing Cultures in Aviation 15 credits
P 190.205 or 190.216

190.340 Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security 15 credits

Bachelor of Aviation Options

Option One: Flight Instruction (Aeroplane) (120 credits from)

190.282 Introduction to Flight Instruction 15 credits
P Selected entry to Flight Instructors Course

190.285 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling 15 credits
P Selected entry to Flight Instructors Course

190.288 Advanced Aircraft Handling 30 credits
P 190.205

190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

190.315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I 15 credits
P 190.256 and Appraisal Required

190.335 Flight Instruction 30 credits
P 190.282

Option Two Aviation: Business Management

120 credits of elective courses as approved by the Chief Executive Officer.

At least 60 credits including 190.288 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), 295 (Business).

At least 30 credits must be at 300 level.

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