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Master of Aviation Specialisation Aviation Human Factors (MAVN)

Study Mode
  • Online

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • -

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Program Information Set

Optimise human performance in aviation

Master your understanding of human factors in an aviation context with USQ's Master of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors). Your studies will be equip you with the ability to develop strategies that result in the optimisation of the human performance elements within the aviation industry. Learn to apply and exercise the cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and aviation human factors theories.

Study flexibility

If you’re not sure you’d like to complete an entire Master’s degree, you can apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors) or Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Aviation (Aviation Human Factors) if you decide to continue with your studies.

Once graduated from the Master of Aviation program you will be qualified to undertake executive roles in operational and/or human factors areas across the industry. Airlines and other aviation organisations are increasingly looking for postgraduate qualifications when appointing key staff.
Other specialisations in the Master of Aviation include: Aviation Management
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 7
Specialisation courses 5
Total 12

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 24720

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of aviation, management and/or psychology, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.