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Higher Diploma in Aviation and Piloting

Programme Code: HD 140 Online Application 3416 6338 2305 5315

Application Code 報名編號 : HD140

Programme Aims & Features

The global demand for new pilots is expected to rise dramatically over the next two decades. The programme will provide students with an understanding of the knowledge for the Australian Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training examination and the underlying concept of aviation business operation. Through the use of professional simulator, interactive classroom training and the latest Virtual Reality (VR) technologies training in professional aviation lab, students will be able to strengthen their knowledge and aircraft control skill. Students are encouraged to participate in various Aviation Study Tours to Korea, Japan, Singapore and Australia to attend training workshops, International Airshow and Conference to widen their international exposure, develop a better understanding of the industry network and experience different cultures. They will also have practical flying experience in local flying school during the Australia Aviation Study trip.

Career Prospects

This programme is designed to facilitate the entry of students into the aviation industry by providing a concrete foundation of knowledge and skills. Progression is possible in careers as diverse as airline cadet pilots, airline flight dispatchers, air traffic control officers, aviation business management trainees and aviation safety officers.

Opportunities for Further Studies

Local Universities
Graduates could apply for admissions to various UGC-funded degree programmes at local universities including programmes in Arts, Business, Social Sciences, Global Studies, Tourism, Logistics, etc. and Aviation Management and Operations in other universities.

HKU SPACE International College
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time degree programmes offered locally by the HKU SPACE International College in collaboration with the Swinburne University of Technology leading to the award of Bachelor of Aviation Management.



Year 1

  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • English for the Aviation Profession
  • Practical Chinese
  • Applied Statistics

Year 2

  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • ICAO Aviation English Language Proficiency


Year 1

  • Introduction to Aviation Industry
  • Airport and Airline Operations
  • Theory for First Solo of Private Pilot Licence
  • Theory for Recreational Pilot Licence
  • Aviation Science
  • Flight Simulation Training
  • Safety Awareness in Aviation

Year 2

  • Risk Management & Quality Improvement
  • Aircraft Weight Balance and Dispatch
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Human Factors and Performance
  • Navigation and Meteorology
  • Flight Performance and Planning

Experiential Learning Course

  • Aviation Project