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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Aviation

Programme code EG114714

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Tsing Yi) - 90
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2017 (Note 1)
14
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin with successful completion of Mathematics Plus; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. Holders of VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies / VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education / Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin without successful completion of the relevant optional Mathematics module, should possess HKDSE Mathematics at Level 2 or above.
  2. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  4. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  5. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
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 aircrafts, operational and management aspects of airlines and airports, as well as cargos 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.
Career Prospects
For graduates of the Higher Diploma in Aviation, there is a broad range of career opportunities in the areas of air transportation, ground operations, logistics, airlines and airport operation, maintenance and repair, and government departments. Graduates will be able to seek employment as operation engineer, logistics engineer, planning officer, technical officer, fleet controller, cadet pilot, etc.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for the relevant degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities or receive exemptions from them. The level of exemption will be considered on individual basis. In particular, graduates can apply for admission to the top-up Bachelor of Applied Science in Aviation jointly run in Hong Kong by School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) of VTC and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), Australia.

Higher Diploma in Aviation is recognized by RMIT. Graduates with theories on the pilot licnece in the programme can opt to further their pilot training and flying examinations in Australia for the pilot licence and the top-up Bachelor of Applied Science in Aviation.
Professional Recognition
The programme has maintained close contact with the aviation industry. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry and arrange aviation-related workplace attachments for students.
Notes
  1. Average result in 2017 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2017 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.