Professional Diploma in Aviation Management

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Professional Diploma in Aviation Management

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Completion of Diploma in Aviation Operations or other equivalent qualification at Qualifications Framework Level 3 ;  or Industry practitioners aged 23 or above with at least 3 years of relevant working experience

DIPA4001 MATF Approved Course
10/2023 (15 months) English
HKD 31,900 HKIAA (QF4 Level)
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Professional Diploma in Aviation Management

This 15-month part-time programme that provides industry practitioners with an accredited qualification. With a focus on practices, the professional integrates management concepts into work applications. Its wide coverage of different aviation management aspects will allow students to gain a more realistic understanding of the different professions in the industry and help them take their careers to the next level.


The professional consists of ten modules and the Aviation work-based project, each module will take 25 to 35 contact teaching hours. To fit in the schedules of industry practitioners, the programme allows flexible and efficient timescale with two evening class per week.


On completion, successful graduates will receive a recognised qualification equivalent to Level 4 of the Qualifications Framework (QF4), leading to a Bachelor’s degree.


Programme Highlights

  • Opportunity for continuous learning in aviation
  • 15-month part-time mode allows flexible and efficient timescale
  • Accredited qualification leads to Bachelor’s degree
  • Convenient location at the Airport, easy to get to class after work


Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Diploma in Aviation Operations offered by the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications including completion of a programme at HKQF Level 3; or
  • Mature applicants must be at the age of 23 or above by 1 September of the year of admission with at least 3 years of work experience and be able to demonstrate aptitude and suitability for the programme applied for


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Study Path

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Application Procedure


Complete application form


Submit the completed application form with required supporting documents


Academy will contact selected applicants for the interview



Course modules

  • Introduction to aviation industry
  • Terminal operations and management
  • Airfield operations and management
  • Airport emergency response management
  • Airport risk and business continuity management
  • Aviation sustainability
  • Aviation safety and security management
  • Aviation work-based project
  • Smart airport management
  • Human factors and error management
  • Supervisory skills

MATF-approved Programme

Eligible applicants may apply for refund of 80% of fees after completing this approved course, subject to a maximum of HKD30,000, under the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) of the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF). For details, please refer to the MATF session or


  1. The Academy reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, instructor, interviews or other details if necessary
  2. Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit
  3. Diploma in Aviation Operations is a Qualifications Framework Level 3 Programme, QR Registration No.: 20/000009/L3 and Validity Period: 12/12/2019 – 31/07/2026
  4. Professional Diploma in Aviation Management is a Qualifications Framework Level 4 Programme, QR Registration No.: 20/000008/L4 and Validity Period: 12/12/2019 – 31/07/2026
  5. Advanced Master in Air Transport Management is a Qualifications Framework Level 6 Programme, QR Registration No.: 20/000618/L6 and Validity Period: 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023