Undergraduate qualifications enable you to train to become a pilot or to study towards a career in aviation management. You can study in New Zealand or as a distance learning (aviation management) student at the Singapore Aviation Academy.
Senior aviation managers are required to demonstrate not only technical knowledge and expertise, but also postgraduate aviation qualifications and skills. Massey University’s postgraduate qualifications can give you those skills.
The School of Aviation’s researchers conduct and supervise research in many different areas of the aviation sector.
Our staff and postgraduate students are leading the way in their areas of expertise, presenting their findings at domestic and international conferences and publishing articles in leading journals.
Flight Operations Centre
The School of Aviation’s airstrip, hangar, flight facilities and teaching facilities for the Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) are located at Palmerston North Airport, on the outskirts of Palmerston North.
School administrative buildings
Accreditation and rankings
The Bachelor of Aviation programme at Massey is ISO-9001-2015 certified and holds the unique distinction of holding an Equivalence Approval from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.
The School of Aviation is an Air NZ Preferred Flight Training Organisation. After a rigorous selection process Air New Zealand chose four Preferred FTOs (PFTO) to provide airline-informed ab-initio flight training. Massey University is the only PFTO provider offering an integrated aviation degree.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world's only professional body dedicated to the aerospace community. The group accredit all aviation programmes at Massey University, underlining that they meet the RAeS's international professional standards.
Massey University School of Aviation offers the Bachelor of Aviation Management and Master of Aviation via distance learning to international students enrolled via the Massey-Singapore Aviation Academy partnership. SAA is an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member, ICAO endorsed Government Safety Inspector Training Centre and ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre.
Staff and careers
Head of School of Aviation
mr ashok poduval
Ashok has been a training captain with Indian Airlines and Gulf Air and has over 12,500 hours of airline jet flying experience. He has held corporate positions with IATA and Gulf Air and is a frequent international presenter and consultant.
Massey Business School
The School of Aviation is one of five interconnected schools within the Massey Business School.