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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Diploma in Aviation
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Aviation requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree or be admitted on the basis of equivalence.

(c) Candidates are deemed to have met the prerequisite requirements for the 200-level courses listed in the Schedule below.

2. Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Aviation with a Flight Instruction endorsement requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the requirements of Regulation 1; and

(b) hold a Class One Medical Certificate recognised by the CAA NZ and meet appropriate pilot aptitude selection criteria as defined from time to time by the School of Aviation; and

(c) hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) - Aeroplane (A).

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Aviation shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) completion of an endorsement;

and including:

(c) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

(d) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Qualification;

(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 120 credits in a specialisation including 75 credits at 300 level. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. Approved endorsements are Aviation Studies and Flight Instruction.

Academic Requirements

6. Candidates completing the Flight Instruction endorsement must complete the necessary competencies to achieve a CAA NZ 'C' Category Flight Instructor Rating, a night instructor endorsement removal and an aerobatics instructor endorsement removal and pass the following integrated courses:

190.297 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling for Flight Instructors

190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors

190.315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I

190.335 Flight Instruction

7. Integrated courses comprise two components: academic and practicum. A candidate must pass both the academic component and the practicum component to obtain a pass in the course.

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. All candidates commencing study towards the Graduate Diploma in Aviation on or after 1 January 2016 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

12. All candidates who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma in Aviation prior to 1 January 2016 and who passed at least 60 credits whilst enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Aviation, may complete under the regulations in the 2015 Massey University Calendar (or earlier regulations) until the end of the 2017 academic year.

13. Candidates who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma in Aviation in 2015 or earlier may choose to transfer to these regulations, but must satisfy all requirements specified in these regulations.

14. Candidates who commenced study towards the Graduate Diploma in Aviation prior to 2016, but who do not meet the requirements for Regulations 12 and 13, will be required to transfer and complete their qualification in accordance with these regulations.

15. These transition arrangements expire in 2018.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma in Aviation

Endorsements

Aviation Studies (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

190.216 Aviation Human Factors 15 credits P 190.107 or 190.117 R 190.205
190.220 Managing Airline Systems 15 credits P 190.116

90 credits from

190.207 Aviation Psychology 15 credits  
190.210 Aviation Safety Management 15 credits P Any 190.1xx course
190.211 Aviation Strategic Management 15 credits  
190.215 Heavy Aeroplane Performance 15 credits P 190.102 or 190.110 or 190.111 or CPL R 190.202 or 190.235 or 190.237 or 90.252
190.222 Basic Air Safety Investigation 15 credits P 190.115 or 190.110 or 190.111 or CPL (A or H)
190.224 Environmental Impacts of Aviation 15 credits  
190.225 Introduction to Research Methods in Aviation 15 credits P Any 190.1xx course
190.240 Air Power 15 credits  
190.249 Aircraft Maintenance Management 30 credits P 190.220 or 190.244 or AMEL
190.302 Check and Training for Airlines 15 credits P 190.235 or 190.237 or ATPL
190.306 Airline Strategic Management 15 credits P 190.211
190.307 Airport Planning 15 credits P Any 190.2xx course
190.308 Airport Operational Management 15 credits P Any 190.2xx course
190.309 Design of Airways and Air Traffic Systems 15 credits P Any 190.2xx course
190.313 Advanced Aviation Human Factors 15 credits P 190.205 or 190.216
190.314 Legal Issues in Aviation 15 credits P Any 190.2xx course
190.317 Evaluation Methods in Aviation 15 credits P 190.217, 190.225 or Part III ATP
190.318 Air Transport Economics 15 credits P 190.220
190.320 Heavy Aeroplane Performance II 15 credits P 190.237 or 190.215 or PHOS
190.321 Air Accident and Incident Investigation 15 credits P 190.122 or 190.222
190.327 Managing Cultures in Aviation 15 credits P 190.205 or 190.216
190.340 Contemporary Issues in Aviation Security 15 credits  

Flight Instruction (120 credits)

Compulsory courses

190.301 Flight Instructor Human Factors 15 credits P PHOS
190.315 Flight Instruction Fundamentals I 15 credits P 190.256 and PHOS
190.317 Evaluation Methods in Aviation 15 credits P 190.217, 190.225 or Part III ATP
190.335 Flight Instruction 30 credits P Part III ATP or Hold a current CPL (A)

30 credits from

190.297 Aerobatic Aircraft Handling for Flight Instructors 30 credits P Permission Head of School
190.298 Turbo-Prop and Jet Handling 30 credits P 190.251 and 190.254

15 credits at 200 or 300 level from the 190 prefix (Aviation).

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