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Study aviation abroad

An in-depth guide to studying aviation as an international student.

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Aviation degrees abroad

Aviation is a varied subject, and it can mean different things depending on the university you study at. Some programs focus on training you to become a commercial pilot, others are more concerned with the airline and airport management, or air traffic control.

If you dream of working with aircraft, an aviation degree is a great way to help you achieve your goal. Choosing to study abroad can also make you stand out, showing employers that you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone and experience new things.

By studying abroad you’ll also have more program options to choose from, so you can find the right course for you.

Aviation program structure

Aviation is available at undergraduate level, and usually takes three or four years to complete. You can choose to study a master’s degree in an aviation subject, which can take up to two years to complete.

Depending on your program, aviation degrees usually involve a number of practical classes, including work with aircraft. There will also be a mixture of group lectures, seminars, tutorials and personal study time.

The structure and content of an aviation program can be very different depending on where you choose to study. Most aviation degrees are offered in combination with another subject or focusing on a specific area, for example:

  • Aviation management
  • Aviation and logistic management
  • Aviation engineering
  • Aviation with commercial pilot training
  • Aviation and tourism
  • Aviation technology
  • Aviation with airline and airport management

Therefore the modules you’ll study will be dependent on what aviation degree you choose to study. However, some common themes you can expect to study include:

  • Aircraft systems and navigation
  • Aviation logistics
  • Aviation safety
  • Airport operations
  • Aviation engineering

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Aviation study abroad programs

Aviation undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in aviation

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    Applied Science (Aviation) - BASc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,834 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Aviation - BASc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Aviation Maintenance Management with A&P - BSc Kansas State Polytechnic, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    25,325 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Aviation Administration - BScA Baylor University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,544 USD
    Start date
    -
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    Aviation Engineering - BEng Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    3,200 EUR
    Start date
    September
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Associate in aviation

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    Aviation (Professional Pilots) - AA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    67,200 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Aviation graduate programs

Master's in aviation

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    Technology (Aviation Management and Human Factors) - MSTech Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    15 months
    Tuition fees per year
    25,218 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Science (Aviation) coursework - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    37,440 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Safety and Human Factors in Aviation - MSc Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    20,500 GBP
    Start date
    October
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    Aviation and Tourism Business - MHM Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    9,500 EUR
    Start date
    January
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Diploma in aviation

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    Aviation Technician - Avionics Maintenance - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    15 months
    Tuition fees per year
    20,626 CAD
    Start date
    September
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Future aviation careers

Aviation graduates are well prepared for work in the aviation industry, and there are loads of options for future careers, including:

  • Commercial pilot
  • Airline manager
  • Airport manager
  • Air traffic controller
  • Aircraft mechanic
  • Aviation meteorologist
  • Aviation engineer

It’s important to remember that not every aviation program will prepare you for each of these careers. If you know what job you want after graduation, make sure you choose a program that matches your aspirations.