Undergraduate aviation programmes

A Massey pilot or aviation management qualification shows employers that you are highly motivated, academically successful and focused on achievement in a demanding environment. You can study in New Zealand or as an international aviation management distance learning student via the School of Aviation's partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy.

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Important dates for Bachelor of Aviation - ATP Degree

Semester One

  • Applications due 1 October for international students and 1 November for domestic students 
  • Start date for successful applicants: January

Semester Two

  • applications due 1 April for International students and 1 May for domestic students
  • start date for successful applicants: July

Our undergraduate programmes

Bachelor of Aviation Management

If you have a passion for aviation, you enjoy working with other people and you are interested in working towards a management role in a global business, then this degree is for you. This programme is also available via distance learning.


Bachelor of Aviation - Air Transport Pilot

Massey's Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) will not just train you to be a competent pilot, but to become a ‘flight deck manager’ with a university education, and an in-depth understanding of the aviation industry.

During your training you will fly our state-of-the-art training fleet of Diamond DA 40single-engine and DA 42 twin-engine aircraft. It is the first non-engineering degree to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998) and has ISO 9001-2008 accreditation.


Certificate in Aviation Studies

Massey University’s Certificate of Aviation Studies is the only one of its kind in New Zealand.

The qualification consists of sixty credits (four papers) that can be completed within a semester. This gives you the Certificate, where you can stop. Or you can continue studying towards a bachelor’s degree like the Bachelor of Aviation Management or the Bachelor of Aviation. Also available by distance.


Graduate Diploma in Aviation

You may have an interest in the aviation industry and are possibly already working in this area. If so, and you do not have an aviation-related tertiary qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Aviation is the stepping stone to take you to the next level of your career.

SAA-Massey partnership

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Study aviation by distance learning through the SAA–Massey partnership 

Massey University and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) have worked together since 1997 to offer Massey aviation degrees by distance learning. International students may enrol via the SAA to complete a Massey University aviation programme. 

In Singapore you may study the Bachelor of Aviation Management.

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