• September

  • January

  • May


  • Approximately 12 months


  • DAMO


  • On Campus


  • Fundamental aviation knowledge

ENTRY Min. Requirement:

  • HKCEE Graduate or equivalent

  • Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

  • Go through internal Multiple Mini Interview process

Entry requirements

​Admission criteria

The admission criteria have been grouped to assist you to easily find the information most relevant to your circumstances. However, you may fit into more than one and the Training Center will consider applicants against each of the relevant criteria.


​Certain conditions apply. For more information please contact on of our education agents.

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfill any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:


Recent secondary education

  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to DSE, or with other equivalents


Higher education study

  • Complete or partly complete a recognized higher education program at a recognized higher education institution


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  •     Complete an award from a registered training organization


Work and life experience

  • Relevant work and life experience with certified documentation

Essential requirements for admission

English language entry requirements
In addition, in the aviation industry, English is essential for communicating and manual reading. A sufficient English level of reading, listening and speaking is important. Possession of one or more of above qualifications, in addition to the academic entry requirements, does not, in itself, guarantee a place at the Hong Kong Aviation Training Center. Applications are considered on an individual basis and selection is competitive. Students need to go through the internal Multiple Mini Interview process for assessing their English level and skills of communication.


Where previous study/work experience was conducted in English, the application must be accompanied by certified documentation from the educational institution/employer certifying that the language of instruction/employment was English.

Passion and Discipline

Aviation Study is a lot different from other academic fields, procedures are updating in everyday operation and passion is needed for motivation and Discipline help efficiency and effectiveness of the study. Internal Multiple Mini Interview process for assessing individuals to make sure the right candidates were chosen.


Diploma in

Aviation Management & Operation overview


  • Develop a global career in aviation management

  • Build your knowledge in airport and flight operations

  • Focus on aviation law, airline finance, operations management and safety

  • Gain fundamental knowledge in aviation practice, aviation management, aviation safety, human factors, aviation law, airline finance and airline operation

  • Benefit from close links to industry with coursework and materials aligned directly to industry needs and best practice


Diploma in

Aviation Management & Operation overview

Take-off as Zero, Landing as Hero

With worldwide demand for aviation experts growing*, HKATC will build your knowledge in airport and flight operations and prepare you for a global career in aviation management.

This diploma focuses on airline and airport management, aviation finance and marketing, safety management, and aviation law internationally.

HKATC works in close partnership with industry so you will learn from leaders in the field of aviation.

*Boeing’s Current Market Outlook 2014-2033

What you'll need

  • English language especially speaking, listening and reading are essential for our training program.


  • For the practical training component of this Diploma, you must physically fit to attend due to safety issue. 

What you'll learn

You will commence your studies with an introduction to aviation, aviation management and safety. There are also courses in professional and technical communication and human factors. You’ll even have the chance to spend a semester flying in our simulators to understand the pilot side of aviation.

As your studies progress you will explore aviation law, finance, economics and marketing; airline operations management; airport, project and strategic management; and risk and safety systems. You’ll also study leadership and communications.

Rule & Notes



For the practical training component of this Diploma, students must be physically fit to attend due to safety issue.


Discipline of our students is one of the top priority in Hong Kong Aviation Training Center. Training Center policy, rules and regulations are set for our student's reference. Students who do not comply with our rules and regulations may result from an oral reprimand to dismissal from our training center. 


Practical training is required for completing this program. Students who do not take up or delay the Practical training, you will not be graduate the Diploma in Aviation Management & Operation until finish the all practical training session.

For further information, please kindly contact our education agent of the Diploma in Aviation Management & Operation which provides greater detail about the course.

Study hours

For each course you study, students will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects and contribute to online e-learning. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 15 – 25 hours of study when at our training center and 15 – 25 hours of independent study per week.


Your studies at HKATC will incorporate both practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary.


You can expect them to include:

  • practical tasks and tests

  • practical assessments 

  • essays and assignments examinations

  • an industry-relevant project

  • an oral or online presentation

Why Diploma in
Aviation Management & Operation

The aviation industry is growing steadily and it is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Employers seek qualified aviation professionals with excellent skills and an all-round understanding of the industry complexities.

You will learn the very latest in aviation theory from academics, industry experts and flight instructors, plus you’ll get hands-on, practical experience and real-world assignments.

This diploma prepares you for a management role in the aviation industry in HongKong or overseas. You’ll develop a sound professional understanding of the industry and its associated environment. Your skills in organizational, regulatory, safety, technical and business management will make you adaptable and highly employable.


Career Outcomes

​Your Career

Over the next 20 years, IATA (the International Air Transport Association) forecasts that passenger air travel will double. Routes to, from and within the Asia-Pacific will see an extra 1.8 billion annual passengers by 2035 – the second highest global growth rate*.


This growth should have a flow-on effect on other careers in the field of aviation, making it a very exciting time to be launching a career in this vibrant industry.

Careers to consider:

  • manager airport services/operation manager: oversee day-to-day operations airports, responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of safety, security and customer service

  • safety specialist: responsible for programs and projects that ensure aircraft or workplace health and safety, training employees and investigating incidents

  • air traffic controller: directing and monitoring air traffic (both on the ground and in the sky), coordinating flight schedules, overseeing stringent safety protocols and aircraft communication

*IATA Press Release No.59, 18 October 2016


How To Apply

How to apply to be our students will give you helpful information about the application process at the Hong Kong Aviation Training Center. When you are ready, apply through our Application System.


If you would like to talk to someone before applying for the program, contact our Education Agent for more details.

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