Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics

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 well as related knowledge in logistics support; equip them with a broad knowledge base, as well as the specialist knowledge and skills required to advance to higher academic levels; and cultivate a spirit of lifelong learning, develop the ability to learn, and encourage the pursuit of active citizenship.



Science and Technology











2 years



63 CPS 



Associate Degree  




Admission, entry requirements, fees

Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

  1. E-APP (for HKDSE 2021 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 AD/HD programmes, applicants must satisfy ONE of the following:

1) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

  • 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;
  • 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. 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 2021

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,600 per credit. Total tuition fee for two years is HK$100,800.

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



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

Course CodeCourse Name
Programme Core (36cps)
Sem A, Year 1  
AST10113 Foundation Statistics
AST11613 Introduction to Statistics
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 (6cps)
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 (9cps)
CGE1000* / 1500 English for Academic Studies A / B
CGE2001 English Prof Comm. Skills for Business
CGE1200** Practical Chinese
General Education (12cps)
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impacts
CGE25111 Globilization and Business

An additional 2 General Education courses to be chosen as electives.

At least one elective must be chosen from Arts and Humanities.

General elective courses must be selected from all the following domains:

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


According to the Graduate Exit Survey, 77% of surveyed graduates went on to further studies. 79% of graduates who pursued further studies have been admitted to government-funded and self-financed programmes. The following table lists some of the degree programmes that accepted our graduates in recent years. The table below is not exhaustive. It lists examples of bachelor's degree programmes offered by UGC-funded institutions and UOWCHK/UOW which have admitted our past graduates from Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics. Our graduates also articulate to various overseas degree programmes offered in Hong Kong.


University of Wollongong

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 Communication Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering and Management

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Aviation Management and Logistics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management
  • 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

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 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 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

Graduates from this programme may take up para-professional functions in:

  • airports
  • air-cargo terminals
  • airlines
  • international couriers
  • freight distribution
  • 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.


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

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Telephone2707 3232
Fax2707 3231

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

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

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Phone: 2707 9440
Fax: 2707 4243

Address: NO. 33 Wai Yip Street, Telford Garden, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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