Higher Diploma in Aviation

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,033

About this course

This programme aims to equip students with a broad and professional knowledge and skills for career development in the aviation industry. Students will be prepared to develop a breath of skills and knowledge across the aviation industry which includes fundamentals of aircraft, operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, as well as air cargo and logistics, ground handling and safety.  The programme also provides elective modules to equip students with required flying theory and graduates can pursue flight training with any government-approved provider if they are interested to become a pilot.

This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.

IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.

IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent.


Core modules :

  • English & Communication : Workplace interaction
  • English & Communication : Workplace Correspondence
  • English & Communication : Reports
  • English & Communication : Persuasive Presentation
  • English & Communication : Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication I : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication III : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing
  • IT Essential – Smart Living
  • Whole Person Development - Mindshift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace
  • Introduction to Aviation
  • Introduction to Aircraft
  • Fundamental of Mathematics for Aviation
  • Aviation Mathematics
  • Airport and Airline Operations
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Managing Engineering Environment
  • Aviation Industry Environment
  • Industrial Automation and Control
  • Airline Operations
  • Introduction to Air Cargo Operations
  • Ramp and Ground Handling Operations
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Aviation Project Management
  • Aviation Safety, Security and Business Continuity
  • Airport Planning and Management
  • Contemporary Aviation Studies
  • Aircraft Quality Systems
  • Principles of Aviation Sustainability
  • Airport and Airline Industry project
  • Enrichment Module

Elective modules :

  • Theory to Pilot Practice I
  • Theory to Pilot Practice II
  • Practical Workshop on Standard Operating Procedure – Airport and Airline Operations I
  • Practical Workshop on Standard Operating Procedure – Airport and Airline Operations II
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Mechatronics and Control

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