Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics

Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics Programme

The Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics (AScAOAL) programme aims to equip students with the necessary attitude, knowledge and skills that would enable them to join the workforce in a para-professional career in airport operations and in aviation-related logistics industries; provide students with essential background knowledge of the aviation industry, airport management, aviation and air freight operations, related business management and information technology, as

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Programme information

Faculty Science and Technology

Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics

Programme code AScAOAL
Campus Kowloon City
QF level 4
Duration 2 years
Credit units 63CUs
Award type Associate Degree  
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Programme Leaflet of the AOAL programme in 2022-23


For enquiries, please contact Faculty of Science and Technology (Telephone No: 2707 3232 or Email:

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. E-APP (for HKDSE 2023 only) 
  2. Online Application (for applicants with other qualifications)
  3. By Post / In Person (Application Form)

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.

For admission to Associate Degree (AD)/Higher Diploma (HD) programmes, applicants must satisfy ONE of the following:

1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language (Note 1) and English Language (Note 2);
  • If a subject under “other languages” is used for meeting the requirement in (a), a minimum of grade E is required;
  • A maximum of two Applied Learning subjects graded “Attained” or above can be included for meeting the requirement in the first point of this section;
  • Satisfy programme-specific entrance requirements (Only applicable to Associate of Business in Administration in Accountancy)

2) Other Qualifications

Most school-leaving qualifications deemed equivalent to those stipulated below are recognised. These may include any ONE of the following:

  • Completion of the UOWCHK Diploma in General Studies programme (Note 3) or a one-year full-time Pre-Associate Degree programme;
  • Completion of Diploma Yi Jin (Note 4);
  • Grade E or above in one General Certificate of Education A-level (or A2)/International A-Level subject. Two Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level subjects will be considered equivalent to one GCE A-Level. The same subject may not be counted at both the A Level and AS Level;
  • A National University Education Entrance Examination (普通高等學校招生全國統一考試) score above the cut-off lines set for entry into non-government universities (本科二批分數綫)(Note 4) and a minimum English score of 100. Please refer to Chinese version for details;
  • Other equivalent qualifications, including International Baccalaureate Diploma, are also accepted as satisfying the entrance requirements.

3) Mature Applicants

Mature applicants must be over the age of 23 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.



  1. For applicants who have either learned Chinese Language for less than 6 years while receiving primary and secondary education or learned Chinese Language for 6 years or more in schools, but have been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in local schools, alternative Chinese Language qualifications (GCEAL/AS Chinese grade E or GCSE/IGCSE Chinese grade C) or grade E in HKDSE “other languages” can replace Chinese Language level 2;

  2. GCE/GCSE/IGCSE subjects, TOEFL or IELTS cannot be used to replace English Language Level 2;
  3. Successful completion of the Diploma in General Studies will fulfil the entrance requirement to UOWCHK associate degree programmes (except Associate of Social Science in Social Work);
  4. For students who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under the Programme is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.
  5. The College may admit those applicants whose scores are below the cut-off lines but who can demonstrate good aptitude for the programme at admission interview.


Application Fee

$150, waived for 2023

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Associate Degree students are required to take 63 credit units in two years at HK$1800 per credit. Total tuition fee for two years is HK$113,400.

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of HK$400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/ Associate Degree / Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000
Website:         Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students

Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222
Website:          Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students    

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277
Website:          Continuing Education Fund

Programme structure and outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Develop a broad theoretical understanding in airport operations, airline ground operations, and air freight logistics operations;
2. Work competently at associate level in professional jobs in aviation and logistics industry and to pursue further studies at degree level;
3. Develop a solid foundation of generic skills, including skills in languages, quantitative methods, information technologies, interpersonal interaction and communication, problem analysis and solving, as well as in independent and lifelong learning;
4. Examine the major socio-political, cultural and economic issues affecting aviation and logistics in the local, national, regional and international contexts;
5. Relate major ideas in business, social science, arts and humanities, science and technology to aviation and logistics.

Main subject areas

  • Airport Operations
  • Airline Management
  • Air Freight Logistics and Transportation
  • Information Technologies and Quantitative Analysis
  • Language and Communication Skills



Programme study flow

Programme structure

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit units by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name
Programme Core (36CUs)
Sem A, Year 1  
AST10113 Foundation Statistics
AST11613 Introduction to Logistics
AST11610 Introduction to Aviation Industry
Sem B, Year 1  
AST11611 Aviation Security
AST21601 Airline Operations and Passenger Services
AST21615 Aircraft Operations
Sem A, Year 2  
AST21161 Understanding E-Commerce
AST21160 Land and Sea Transportations
AST21616 Air Freight Logistics
Sem B, Year 2   
AST21600 Operation Research in Logistics
AST21614 Airport Management
AST21617 Airline and Airport Business
Programme Electives (6CUs)
Sem A, Year 2  

Select any one:

BUS10306 or

Basic Calculus and Linear Algebra

Sem B, Year 2  

Select any one:

AST21618 or


Airline Maintenance Service Logisitics
Aircraft Loading and Dispatch 

Language Skills (9CUs)
CGE1000* / 1500 English for Academic Studies A / B
CGE2001 English Prof Comm. Skills for Business
CGE1200** Practical Chinese
General Education (12CUs)
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impacts
CGE12412 Appreciation of Western Art
CGE24411 Ethics and Society
CGE25111 Globalization and Business

Please visit the General Education page for more details.

*   Students whose DSE score of English Language is below 3 are required to complete this course

** Students who are non-Chinese literate can take a course among the core General Education courses in lieu of CGE1200 Practical Chinese at the recommendation of Programme Leaders and approval by the Chairman of Academic Board


Further Studies Pathways

The table below is not exhaustive and only aims to show some examples of the bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and UOW College Hong Kong which have admitted our past graduates. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.

University of Wollongong, Australia 

UOW College Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Business Systems Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Electric Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data and Systems Engineering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Financial Technology
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Global Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Aviation Management and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aviation Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Aviation Operations and Systems
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Enterprise Engineering with Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Logistics Engineering with Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business and Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

The University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Logistics Engineering and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Management

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme may take up para-professional functions in the airport, air-cargo terminals, airlines, international couriers, freight forwarders and shipping companies. Recent graduates are now employed in Civil Aviation Department, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways, Jardine Aviation Services Limited, Hong Kong Airport Services Limited, etc.

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Contact us

Faculty of Science and Technology

Phone / Whatsapp: (852) 2707 3232
Fax: (852) 2707 3231

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111
: (852) 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, Billionnaire Royale, 83 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]


Meet our graduates

CHAN Wai Kuen2017 - Master of Environmental Engineering and Management 2016 - Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Environment and Resources Management 2014 - Associate of Science in Environmental Studies