The School of Aviation in the Faculty of Science offers the degrees of Master of Science (MSc) by research, Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for exceptional students at the postgraduate level in areas relating to aviation. A higher research degree requires the student to focus on a major research project under the supervision of one or two academic supervisors.

Also based within the School of Aviation, Transport & Road Safety (TARS) Research is a research group dedicated to road and transport safety research. It capitalises on the strong research synergies in human factors and transport safety research between the TARS research team and existing researchers in Aviation.

Staff and students in the School of Aviation undertake research in all aspects of the following:
  • Air cargo supply chain
  • Air travel behaviours
  • Airborne remote sensing
  • Airline alliances and partnering
  • Airline scheduling
  • Airport planning
  • Applied econometrics
  • ATC and automation
  • Aviation and tourism
  • Aviation business model
  • Aviation finance and economics
  • Aviation meteorology
  • Aviation operations management
  • Baggage handling systems
  • Fatigue management
  • Gate allocation strategies
  • Human factors
  • Heavy vehicles
  • Motorcycles
  • Safety management
  • Quad bikes
A complete description of the research areas and projects can be found on the School of Aviation and TARS websites.

Studying Aviation at UNSW

The study of Aviation at UNSW is primarily through the Faculty of Science. Please refer to the table below for a list of research programs available at UNSW.

Aviation can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
1900 Aviation Research AVIAAR1900
2475 Science (MPhil) Research AVIAAR2475
2905 Aviation Research AVIAAR2905

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