Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) (Top-up)


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, top-up

Awarded by
Awarded by

RMIT University, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 2.5 to 3 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

03 Aug to 30 Oct 2022 (Jan 2023 Intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$35,247.94 to S$41,353.36

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: RMIT University, Australia

Flying high with a career in Aviation

RMIT has been providing education in aerospace engineering and aviation for over 75 years.

The successful completion of the programme will provide you with a broad, coherent body of knowledge and theory related to the global aviation industry.

The knowledge obtained enables you to critically review and analyse aspects of the aviation industry, such as:

  • Airline operations planning and management
  • Airline maintenance management and supervision
  • Airport landside/airside operations
  • Airport planning and management
  • Aviation safety management
  • Airline strategies, finance and traffic data
  • Concepts and applications of human factor in aviation
  • Technical and contemporary issues in the aviation industry (e.g. systems, sustainability, environment, etc.)


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have a broad, coherent body of knowledge and theory related to the global aviation industry.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible for consideration for admission into postgraduate studies in Aviation at RMIT Melbourne, as well as postgraduate programmes in many institutions.

Graduates can also work in junior management and supervisory positions with air services providers, airlines and airport organisations located throughout the world.

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Why study at SIM x RMIT University

SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore. 
Access the same content and quality of instruction you would receive in Melbourne.
RMIT has 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education and is 11th highest ranked university in Australia (QS World University Rankings 2023)
RMIT courses are co-designed with industry to give you the practical skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
Ranked among the world's top 150 universities for Aeronautical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
Learn more about RMIT University

Intake Dates

January 2023 Direct Entry


2.5 years (01 Jan 2023 to 30 Jun 2025


03 Aug to 30 Oct 2022 (local and international applicants)

(14 modules)

January 2023 Non-direct Entry


3 years (01 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2025)


03 Aug to 30 Oct 2022 (local and international applicants)

(18 modules – require Prep modules)

The maximum allowed period for a student to complete the programme is: 

  • 17 to 18 modules: 6 years 
  • 14 to 16 modules: 5 to 5.5 years 
  • 10 to 13 modules: 4 years 

Students who did not complete the programme within the candidature period will not be entitled to refund. 

Those who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University. 



  • The mode of delivery is a blended mode of lectures on campus and online learning.
  • Besides lectures, methods such as case study preparation, problem solving exercises, projects and self-managed learning activities are used to encourage flexible and independent learning.
  • This programme is taught by faculty from RMIT University, as well as local academics and industry practitioners.
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 394 KB)
  • The average teacher:student ratio is 1:19.
  • For modules taught by RMIT teaching faculty, classes are conducted on an intensive mode: lectures are scheduled over 1 to 2 weeks consecutively.
  • Modules delivered by local academics are run on a regular mode, with classes scheduled over 7 to 8 weeks, 1 to 2 times a week.
  • Lectures at SIM HQ are of 3 hours duration per session with 10-15 minutes break, and are scheduled on weeknights (7.00pm – 10.00pm) or Saturday afternoon (12.00pm – 3.00pm / 3.30pm – 6.30pm).
  • Class requires a minimum of 50 students to commence.
  • In the event that the above minimum number is not met, the intake will not commence. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Assessment components vary from module to module. Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the form of mid-term class tests, individual and group assignments or projects, case studies, discussion and class presentations.
  • Most modules have a final examination at the end of semester. The examinations are held from late April to early May for the semester commencing in January, and in late October to early November for the semester commencing in July.
  • The examinations are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays, in the morning and afternoon.
  • Students are allowed to repeat a module once only. For advanced modules with pre-requisites, students are required to satisfactorily meet the pre-requisites before undertaking the modules.
  • Attendance requirement for part-time (local) students: 75%.

Requirements to Graduate

Students will be considered as eligible for the award of Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation) when they have satisfactorily completed all academic requirements of the programme as detailed in the programme structure.

Awards are presented to students who have attained a set standard of achievement in the overall performance of the programme.

The degree can be awarded with Distinction based on the student’s academic performance.

A degree conferral ceremony is held in August or September each year in Singapore.


  • *BUS005 Managing People and Organisations
  • *BUS009 Business Statistics
  • ^**AERO2483 Introduction to Aviation
  • ​​​​​​ ^**AERO2484 Introduction to Aircraft

Students who fail the exam of a Preparatory module at first attempt will be granted a supplementary exam or assessment. Should they fail the supplementary exam or assessment, they will be discontinued from the programme, and will have to re-apply to be re-admitted into the same programme.

* Preparatory modules from the SIM Preparatory Course in Business (RMIT) programme

** Preparatory modules from RMIT Aviation programme

^ Modules delivered online

  • AERO2496 Airport/Airline Operations
  • AERO2487 Sustainable Aviation and the Environment
  • AERO2500 Human Factors in Aviation
  • AERO2498 Aviation Industry Environment
  • AERO2501 Aircraft Systems
  • AERO2495 Aviation Safety and Security Systems
  • AERO2486 Aircraft Maintenance Management
  • AERO2497 Airport Planning and Management
  • AERO2490 Airline Operations
  • AERO2492 Aviation Strategy in the Global Context
  • AERO2493 Aviation Project Management
  • ^AERO2488 Aviation Industry Project
  • AERO2585 Aircraft Airworthiness
  • AERO2489 Air Cargo Management and Operations

^ Modules delivered online

Capstone AERO2488 Aviation Industry Project provides students with the opportunity to undertake a project on a real-world aviation industry problem or issue and where students are able to apply critical thinking, judgment, problem-solving skills and industry knowledge.

The project is supervised by an RMIT teaching faculty.

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 290 KB)

View detailed sequence of modules offering (PDF 80 KB)


  • The modules are subjected to changes by the University.
  • The duration for students to complete the RMIT Aviation degree programme is 2.5 years, regardless of the number of exemptions granted.

Admission Criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on all the qualifications they have submitted. Meeting the minimum requirement does not mean automatic admission.

Accepted Entry Qualifications

This is an advanced standing programme, and applicants with polytechnic diplomas approved by RMIT will be granted advanced standing and exemptions into the programme.

View list of approved qualifications and exemptions (PDF 80 KB)

Other relevant qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If an applicant does not satisfy the university’s minimum academic entry requirement, they may produce evidence of other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience for assessment by RMIT University on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with the approved diplomas are required to complete the Preparatory modules depending on the advanced standing specified, before continuing with the remaining modules under the degree programme.



English Language Requirements

Applicants who have achieved one of the following qualifications/studies, where English is the language of teaching and assessment no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date (unless otherwise advised), will meet the English language entry criteria to the program(s):

  • GCE ‘A’ levels at a Singaporean high school with
    • Minimum C or better in General Paper at AS / H1 Level; or
    • Minimum C grade in H2 subject (excluding language subjects and Mathematics and Music) for A level English – Singapore H2 (previously known as “A level” subject); or 
  • SIM diplomas as approved by RMIT; or
  • Other RMIT approved local diplomas with duration less than 3 years; or
  • Candidates with 3-year full-time diploma qualification from a Singaporean Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts or B.C.A Academy, within 5 years prior to the commencement of the RMIT programme; or
  • A minimum of one-year full-time study in an award equivalent to an Australian diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree; or
  • One semester full-time of a postgraduate qualification (equivalent to an Australian graduate certificate or higher).


Applicants will be deemed to have met the English Language criteria with no time limitation; if they have completed one of the abovementioned qualification/studies and have a minimum of 6 years primary/secondary studies of which a minimum of 2 years of this study was undertaken at secondary / senior secondary level, and where the studies was taught and assessed entirely in English from Singapore or other English-speaking country recognised by RMIT.

Learn more about recognised qualifications

All other applicants can meet the English language entry criteria through the completion of one of the following approved English language proficiency tests no more than two years prior to the RMIT program commencement date:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) – iBT: Overall score 79 (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE(A): 58 (no communication band less than 50);
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component;
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; OR
  • The completion of other equivalent qualifications, as approved by RMIT University.

COVID-19: Temporary Admissions Arrangement

In response to COVID-19 which has caused a number of cancellations and delays in English language testing, RMIT will temporarily accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition and IELTS Indicator for programs that require up to IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no band less than 6.5 (or equivalent) for semester 1 and 2, 2022 intakes. The requirements are the same as for their respective traditional tests.

RMIT will also temporarily extend the validity period for an approved English proficiency test for admission from two years to three years prior to the RMIT program commencement date semester 1 and 2, 2022 intakes (some exclusions apply where required for accreditation purposes.

Learn more


Fees & Financial Aid

First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.

Payment can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees 

SIM Preparatory modules:
S$1,070.00 for 2 modules

RMIT Preparatory modules:
S$5,035.42 for 2 modules

RMIT Undergraduate programme:
S$35,247.94 for 14 modules, payable over 5 semesters

Total course fee: S$41,353.36* (with 7% GST)

*This total course fee is based on 2 SIM Preparatory modules at S$535.00 per module, 2 RMIT Preparatory modules at S$2,517.71 per module and 14 degree modules at S$2,517.71 per module. The total may vary depending on the number of exemptions granted.

  • Above fees are inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks.
  • First semester fees payable upon acceptance of offer. Subsequent semester fees payable before commencement of semester.
  • Students who repeat a failed RMIT degree module must pay a repeat fee of S$2,517.71 per module. Not all modules will be offered every semester.
  • For subsequent intakes, please visit website nearer the application period for updated information.
All fees inclusive of current 7% GST (exclude textbooks / course materials). Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024.
Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes
• Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
• For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
• For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.
• For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30