Aviation at USQ
Hear from our students on what it's like to study aviation with USQ.
A career in Aviation can be enormously rewarding, challenging and life changing! USQ's Bachelor of Aviation allows you to choose to either take on a program that trains you for a career as a Pilot, in the Flight Operations Major or to take on a ground based role via the Aviation Management Major.
Our degree will see you undertaking Aviation specific courses from the beginning of your time here with us at USQ. You will have the opportunity to study areas such as airline and airport operations, safety management and (if you choose) to learn to fly! Our professional development program forms part of each of your University courses and you will receive credit for professional development. You will learn from current and former Airline, Military and instructor pilots and Aviation managers who are not simply highly-acclaimed academics but professionals in their field.
See and experience the aviation industry first-hand by flying in our world-class flight simulator in your first year of study!
The first of its kind in Queensland, USQ’s simulator, a narrow body jet, is able to replicate an entire flight, both normal and abnormal scenarios, while completing checks and procedures just like airline pilots do.
The Qantas Future Pilot Program is open to aviation students at the University of New South Wales, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, Swinburne University of Technology and RMIT University.
The program provides aviation students with access to experienced pilots during their degree, and selected students will be invited to complete an intensive twelve week Airline Transition Course. Upon successful course completion, graduates will transition to employment with QantasLink and complete their training under the supervision of QantasLink’s experienced training team and become qualified as First Officers flying the airline’s Dash 8 200/300 or Q400 fleet.
To be eligible to be considered for the program, students need to hold a GPA of 4.0 or above for the duration of their studies, and Australian work rights. Applications are now open and students can visit qantas.com/careers for more information.