Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management

Operations & Management

The Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management (BAvOM) programme aims to provide a broad coverage of the various areas of knowledge associated with aviation including the operational and management aspects of aviation with supportive technologies. It also aims to develop accountable professionals with the capacity to analyze and evaluate problems and issues encountered by the aviation industry, and to formulate effective solutions in an efficient manner.


Admission, Entry requirements, Fees, Scholarship and JUPAS admission score

Programme information

FACULTY Science and Technology
課程 Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management
課程編碼 BAvOM
CAMPUS Kowloon City
DURATION 4 years
2 years (Snr  yr entry)
60 CPS (2yrs)
AWARD TYPE Bachelor Degree

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Programme leaflet

Programme Leaflet of the BAVOM programme in 2022-23

Programme enquiry

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



Applications can be submitted by the following methods:

Year 1 Entry:

Year 3 Entry:
  • A range of admission application options are available for students. Please refer to the "Applying Via Other Means" sub-page at the link.

Click here for more information on admissions procedures.


For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Year 1 Entry

  • Obtained level 3 in Chinese Language (see note 1) and English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies, and one Other Elective, which may include
    • Applied Learning Subjects: “Attained”
    • Category C subjects (Other Language Subjects) including French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu: Grade E or above;


  • Obtained passes in AS Use of English and AS Chinese Language and Culture plus one AL subject/two AS subjects in HKALE, and passes in five subjects in HKCEE including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Obtained equivalent qualifications.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants must be over the age of 25 by 1 September of the year of admission and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for.


For non-Chinese speaking applicants who: 

    • have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education; OR
    • have learnt Chinese Language for six 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 the local schools,

The following language qualifications can be accepted as alternative qualifications in Chinese language:

-   “Attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese Speaking students) ApL(C)
-   Grade E in GCE (A/AS Level)
-   Grade C in GCE (O-Level)   
-   Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE / IGCSE

For admission to bachelor’s degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 

Year 3 Entry

Holders of an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in a similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent. Applicants from unrelated disciplines who have demonstrated foundation knowledge in aviation may also be considered.

Note. Associate degree or higher diploma graduates from other disciplines will need to take one year of aviation-related courses offered by UOWCHK before progressing to Year 3 of the programme).

Qualified graduates from the following programmes can be admitted directly to Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management: 

UOW College Hong Kong / Community College of City University (CCCU)
Associate of Science in Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics
Associate of Science in Aviation and Pilot Studies
Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE)
Higher Diploma in Airline Service and Management
HKMU Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE)
Higher Diploma in Aviation and Ramp Management
Higher Diploma in Tourism and Airline Studies
Hong Kong College of Technology and HKCT Institute of Higher Education
Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline Services)
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKUSPACE)
Higher Diploma in Aviation Studies
Higher Diploma in Airline and Airport Services
Higher Diploma in Aviation and Piloting
Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Higher Diploma in Aviation
Higher Diploma in Airport Operations Management
Higher Diploma in Aviation and Logistics
Higher Diploma in Customer Services for Aviation and Passenger Transport


Admission is not limited to graduates from the above programmes. Applicants from other programmes will be assessed individually.


Application Fee

$150, waived for 2023

Total Tuition Fee

Total Tuition Fee1st Year2nd Year3rd Year4th YearTotal
Year 1 entry intake
Tuition Fee HK$69,000 HK$69,000 HK$75,000 HK$75,000 HK$288,000
*Local with SSSDP HK$24,050 HK$24,050 HK$30,050 HK$30,050 HK$108,200
Senior year entry intake
Tuition Fee - - HK$75,000 HK$75,000 HK$150,000
**Local with NMTSS - - HK$41,800 HK$41,800 HK$83,600

Annual Tuition Fee for Year 1 and 2: HK$69,000 ($2,300/credit unit)
Annual Tuition Fee for Year 3 and 4: HK$75,000 ($2,500/credit unit)

All Full-time Bachelor Degree (4-year Programme) students are required to take 120 credit units. Eligible students admitted to the BAvOM programme (year-1 entry) through *JUPAS in 2023/24 will receive HK$44,950 per academic year under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) from the Hong Kong Government. With SSSDP, the total tuition fee for the four years of study will be HK$108,200.

**Qualified local students of our College enrolled in the UOWCHK degree will be eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS). In the 2022/23 academic year, students can obtain an annual subsidy up to HK$33,200. For details, please check on the website NMTSS FAQs.

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 Degree programmes or course(s) in the Degree 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).

Students should pay attention to the eligibility criteria from the Continuing Education Fund before submitting the application.

Enquiries:        3142 2277
Website:          Continuing Education Fund

Average HKDSE score of admitted students

JUPAS CodeProgrammeAverage DSE scoreYear
JSSW01 Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management 16.1 2022
15.5 2021

Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme 2022/23 (HKASS) is a scholarship scheme to be awarded by the Government of the HKSAR under the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) is now open for application.


To encourage continuous professional enhancement for the aviation sector in Hong Kong.

Eligibility and Conditions

The nominees should –
The applicant must be a full-time* student newly enrolled in Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management (“BAVOM”) offered by the UOW College Hong Kong (“UOWCHK”) in the academic year 2022/23.

  1. Applicants must have either right of abode, right to land or have entered Hong Kong on one- way permits. Students entering on Student or Dependent Visa are not eligible under the Scheme.
  2. Applicants must successfully complete the Programme.
  3. Applicants must be employed full-time in the aviation industry in Hong Kong for a period of not less than twelve consecutive calendar months, within three calendar months upon successful completion of the Programme.
  4. Applicants may be required to fulfill other requirement(s) prescribed by the UOWCHK as it thinks fit under the Scheme.
  5. Applicants must comply with the college's policies/regulations.

Amount of Scholarship

Full scholarships will be awarded to the selected students to complete their aviation-related degree or higher degree programmes. The exact scholarship amount to be offered is subject to the tuition fees of the relevant programmes, capped at about HK$100,000 each.

Assessment and Announcement of Results

UOWCHK nominees may be invited to attend a selection interview conducted by HKASS assessment panel tentatively to be held on mid January 2023. The assessment will be based on merits. The results of HKASS will depend on individual candidate’s performance and be announced by around March/April 2023.


If you wish to apply for the above scholarship, please contact with Faculty of Science and Technology to

  1. completed Part (A) of the Application Form;
  2. the Deed of Undertaking; and

the academic results for previous studies and other supporting documents as required.
You may also visit the Transport and Logistics Bureau website of Hong Kong Aviation Scholarship Scheme for more details.

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. Formulate solutions to complex issues and problems related to the aviation industry by drawing on various sources of information and proven methodologies.
2. Evaluate aviation related information and formulate technical solutions to enhance the operational procedures and to address related challenges.
3. Analyse the commercial and management aspects of the aviation industry to support operational needs.
4. Perform technical and managerial tasks proficiently and responsibly in developing a professional career in the aviation industry.
5. Communicate professionally in a range of routine and specialised settings in aviation operations and management.
6. Analyse the major socio-political, cultural, economic and ethical issues affecting the aviation industry in local, national, regional and international contexts.

Main subject areas

  • Aviation and Logistics
  • Airport Operations and Management
  • Aircraft Operations and Aviation Systems
  • Airline Operations and In-Flight Services
  • Air Freight Operations
  • Aviation Safety, Security and Regulation
  • Airline Dispatch Operations
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Airline Strategic Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Mobile Technologies in Aviation

Programme study flow

Programme structure

To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 120 credit points (60 credits for 2 year senior entry) by satisfactory completion of the following programme requirements:

Degree requirements4 yr CUs2 yr senior entry CUs
General Education 36 15
Programme Core 57 36
Free Electives 27 9
Minimum credit points 120 60

Programme Core

Course CodeCourse Name
Programme Core
Sem A, Year 1
AVI1100 Introduction to Aviation
AVI1101 Introduction to Logistics
Sem B, Year 1 
FST1300  Statistics
AVI2200 Airport Operations
Sem A, Year 2 
AVI2100 Introduction to Aircraft Operations & Aviation Systems
AVI2201 Airline Operations and In-Flight Services
Sem B, Year 2 
AVI2202 Air Freight Operations
Sem A, Year 3
FST4300* Research Methods
AVI3200* Aviation Safety, Security and Regulation
Sem B, Year 3 
AVI3201* Airline Dispatch Operations
AVI3400* Human Factors in Aviation
AVI3401* Air Traffic Management
AVI4400* Business Continuity Management
Sem A, Year 4 
AVI3301* Systems Modelling and Simulation
AVI4401* Smart Airport Management
AVI4402* Aviation Capstone Project**
Sem B, Year 4 
AVI3402* Airline Strategic Management
AVI4402* Aviation Capstone Project (Continued) **
Programme Electives
Sem B, Year 3 
Select any one:
AVI3202* or

Industry Placement
Mobile Technologies in Aviation
Language and General Education
DGE1041 Practical Chinese
DGE1941 English for Academic Studies 1
DGE3941 English for Academic Studies 2
DGE3942 English Communication for the Workspace
DGE3943 English for Professional Communication
DGE1431 Critical Thinking
DGE1511 Science and Technology: Development and Impact
DGE2732 Understanding Global Cities
DGE3511 Environment and Climate Change
DGE3622 or
Startup and Entrepreneurship
Environment and Climate Change
DGE3850 Comtemporay China
DGE3722 Sustainable Development and Green Economy

* Senior year entry

Programme Features

  • The first 4-year full aviation Bachelor’s Degree programme in Hong Kong locally accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Graduates from Associate Degree or Higher Diploma Programme in aviation and logistics related disciplines may apply for direct admission to year three studies of the programme.
  • This programme covers both operations and management aspects of aviation. Students will study the aviation operations courses in the first two to three years, such as those on the principles of flying, airline operations, airport operations, air freight operations, air traffic control, aircraft load balancing, airline dispatch, aviation security, etc. In the last two years, students will study the aviation management courses on airport management, airline management, business continuity, aviation human factors, aviation project, etc.
  • Students may choose to take the placement elective and work for various companies of the aviation industry to enhance their employability after graduation.
  • Other than the major in aviation studies, students may choose to do a minor in Finance, Accounting, Social Innovation, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese, Japanese on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.


All students studying a normative 4-year self-financing degree programme of the College can take a structured group of courses required for a minor as their free electives, and upon satisfactory completion of the courses, may declare the minor.  For details please click Minors in degree programmes.

Further Studies Pathways

This programme has been offered since 2019-20. Articulation possibilities may include:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aviation)
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering)

Cranfield University, UK

  • Airport Planning and Management MSc
  • Air Transport Management MSc

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management

Hong Kong International Aviation Academy, Hong Kong; and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), France

  • Advanced Master in Air Transport Management

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

  • Master of Aviation (Human Factors)

University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Master of Aviation Management 

Career prospects

Graduates will be competent for a wide range of aviation related jobs across various sectors, which include:

  • Airlines
  • Airport
  • Air Freight
  • Business Aviation
  • Ground Handling and Ramp Handling
  • Aviation Security Management
  • Aircraft Leasing
  • Aircraft Maintenance Services Logistics
  • Aviation Equipment Supply

Graduates can also apply their aviation knowledge and generic skills acquired from the programme to enter entry-level positions such as Officers, Analysts or Supervisors in aviation related business units.



Please click "Graduate Profile and Employment Pathway" of the programme for details.

Programme leader interviewed by Radio Television Hong Kong and Hok Yau Club on 19 Dec 2020

Programme introduction video

Aviation study tour

Aviation related knowledge

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

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