Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and 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. The curriculum nurtures students to become prudent and versatile global citizens who appreciate and respect cultural diversity. Moreover, it aims to cultivate students’ personal integrity, ethical standards, individual values and attitudes, social responsibility, and critical and creative thinking skills to meet the challenges in the future.



Science and Technology











4 years or 

2 years (Snr  yr entry)



120 CPS (4 yrs)

60 CPS (2 yrs) 



Bachelor Degree






Admission, entry requirements, fees

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 UOW College Hong Kong Bachelor Degree programmes, applicants must meet the following requirements: 
Year 1 Entry:
  • HKDSE Level 3 in Chinese Language
  • HKDSE Level 3 in English Language
  • HKDSE Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
  • HKDSE Elective/Applied Learning Subject at Level 2 (“3322+2”) 
  • HKALE AS Use of English
  • HKALE AS Chinese Language and Culture
  • HKALE AL subject/two AS subjects
  • Level 2 for Chinese Language and English Language
  • Passes in three other subjects in HKCEE;
or obtain equivalent qualifications.
Alternative qualifications in Chinese language (For Non-Chinese Speaking Applicants Only)
  • For non-Chinese speaking applicants who have learnt Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education. This caters specifically to applicants who have a late start in the learning of Chinese Language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; OR
  • have learnt Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has 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-Level)
  • Grade E in GCE (AS-Level)
  • Grade C in GCE (O-Level)
  • Grade C / Grade 4 in GCSE     
  • Grade C / Grade 4 in IGCSE
Year 3 Entry:
Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in similar or relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution in Hong Kong with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or equivalent.


Application Fee

$150, waived for 2021

Tuition Fee

For Bachelor Degree programmes, the tuition fee for years 1 and 2 is HK$69,000 per year and that for years 3 and year 4 is HK$74,000 per year.

Eligible students admitted to the BAvOM programme (year-1 entry) through JUPAS in 2021 will receive $44,100 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$109,600.

Eligible students having completed relevant locally accredited Associate Degree or Higher Diploma programmes and admitted to year 3 study of the BAvOM programme (Year 3 entry) will receive a subsidy of HK$32,100 per academic year (based on the government announcement in 2020/21 year) under the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) from the Hong Kong Government. With NMTSS, the total tuition fee for completing the two years of study will be HK$83,800.

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 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).

Enquiries:        3142 2277
Website:          Continuing Education Fund

Average DSE score of admitted students 2020

JUPAS CodeProgrammeAverage DSE score
JSSW01 Bachelor of Aviation (Honours) in Operations and Management 12.5

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. 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.
  • 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


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.

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 CPs2 yr senior entry CPs
General Education 36 15
Programme Core 57 36
Free Electives 27 9
Minimum credit points 120 60

Programme Core

Course CodeCourse Name
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:




Industry Placement

Mobile Technologies in Aviation

* 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.
  • The College collaborates with the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy (HKIAA) of the Hong Kong Airport Authority in offering the programme. Some of the major courses will be taught by professional experts from the aviation related industries recommended by HKIAA and the teaching venue will be the Hong Kong International Airport.
  • 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.


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)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Master of Science in International Air Transport Operations Management
  • Master of Science in Air Transport Management

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 

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.

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

Virtual Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2021

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

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

QR Level: 5

 QR Registration No.: 19/000924/L5

 QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2024

Contact us

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]

Telford Campus

Phone: 2707 9440
Fax: 2707 4243

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

[Kowloon Bay MTR Station Exit B]