Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Aviation

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





5 years full-time
equivalent offered over 4 years

Credit points


Indicative fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Certificate IV

Commencing in

Trimester 1


  • English (4SA), Maths B (4SA)

Assumed knowledge


OP 1-10 or ATAR 80+ Guarantee

If you receive an OP of 1-10 or ATAR of 80+ and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

This double degree program combines the Electronic Engineering major from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (with additional specialisation in avionics) with the core requirements of the Bachelor of Aviation. Graduates will be qualified as an electronics engineer and will have completed all theory exams for the commercial pilots licence (CPL). Graduates who continue via Griffith's 1 year Graduate Diploma of Flight Management (domestic students only) will have completed their CPL and will also be qualified as a commercial pilot. International students may replace the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management with self-funded flight training.

The program also offers students the alternative of transferring across to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (1542) program prior to commencement of year 3 to complete the Electronic and UAV Engineering major in that program. Students choosing this option will obtain a UAV Pilot Licence and may obtain a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with the addition of some self-funded flight training. Students also have the option of transferring to the Electronic Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (1542).

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Aviation is available full-time on-campus at Nathan.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Graduates will have a dual career pathway: a more highly qualified commercial pilot in demand by airlines and aviation companies and a fully qualified electronics engineer with full flight knowledge and ability. The industry calls these graduates pilot engineers. These graduates will be responsible for the amazing advance in avionic technology and systems now found in aircraft, and on the ground. They will also be qualified to work in a wide range of electronic related industries. Graduates completing the add-on Graduate Diploma of Flight Management will also be qualified to be employed as a commercial pilot.

Program accreditation

Accreditation at the level of professional engineer will be sought for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Aviation.

Pathways to further study

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Aviation provides a pathway to the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management (4188).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Aviation (1584)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 34.0 $425.00 $34,000.00
2019 Fee Band 33.0 $412.50 $33,000.00

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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