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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 Graduate Diploma in Aviation
GDipAv

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 Graduate Diploma in Aviation requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor’s degree or be admitted on the basis of equivalence.

(c) Candidates are deemed to have met the prerequisite requirements for the 200-level courses listed in the Schedule below.

2. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Aviation with a Flight Instruction endorsement requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the requirements of Regulation 1; and

(b) hold a Class One Medical Certificate recognised by the CAA NZ and meet appropriate pilot aptitude selection criteria as defined from time to time by the School of Aviation; and

(c) hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) - Aeroplane (A).

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Aviation shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) completion of an endorsement;

and including:

(c) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

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

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 120 credits in a specialisation including 75 credits at 300 level. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. Approved endorsements are Aviation Studies and Flight Instruction.

Academic Requirements

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

190282 Introduction to Flight Instruction

190285 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling

190301 Flight Instructor Human Factors

190315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I

190335 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.

Completion Requirements

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

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Aviation

Endorsements

Aviation Studies (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

190216 Aviation Human Factors 15 credits
P 190107 or 190117 R 190205

190220 Managing Airline Systems 15 credits
P 190116

90 credits from

190207 Aviation Psychology 15 credits

190210 Aviation Safety Management 15 credits
P Any 1901xx course

190211 Aviation Strategic Management 15 credits

190215 Heavy Aeroplane Performance 15 credits
P 190102 or 190110 or 190111 or CPL R 190202 or 190235 or 190237 or 90252

190222 Basic Air Safety Investigation 15 credits
P 190115 or 190110 or 190112 or CPL (A or H)

190224 Environmental Impacts of Aviation 15 credits

190225 Introduction to Research Methods in Aviation 15 credits
P Any 1901xx course

190240 Air Power 15 credits

190249 Aircraft Maintenance Management 30 credits
P 190220 or 190244 or AMEL

190302 Check and Training for Airlines 15 credits
P 190235 or 190237 or ATPL

190306 Airline Strategic Management 15 credits
P 190211

190307 Airport Planning 15 credits
P At least 45 credits at 200-level from 190-prefix series

190308 Airport Operational Management 15 credits
P Any 1902xx course

190309 Design of Airways and Air Traffic Systems 15 credits
P Any 1902xx course

190313 Advanced Aviation Human Factors 15 credits
P 190205 or 190216

190314 Legal Issues in Aviation 15 credits
P Any 1902xx course

190317 Evaluation Methods in Aviation 15 credits
P 190217, 190225 or Part III ATP

190318 Air Transport Economics 15 credits
P 190220

190320 Heavy Aeroplane Performance II 15 credits
P 190237 or 190215 or Appraisal Required

190321 Air Accident and Incident Investigation 15 credits
P 190122 or 190222

190327 Managing Cultures in Aviation 15 credits
P 190205 or 190216

190340 Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security 15 credits

Flight Instruction (120 credits)

Compulsory courses

190282 Introduction to Flight Instruction 15 credits
P Selected entry to Flight Instructors Course

190285 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling 15 credits
P Selected entry to Flight Instructors Course

190301 Flight Instructor Human Factors 15 credits
P Appraisal Required

190315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I 15 credits
P 190282

190335 Flight Instruction 30 credits
P 190282

15 credits at 300 level from 190 prefix (Aviation)

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