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Certificate in Aviation Studies

Key facts

  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

To enrol in the Certificate in Aviation Studies you need to have an entrance to university qualification, either through Bursaries and Scholarship Examinations, New Zealand University Entrance, NCEA, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Special Admission.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Certificate in Aviation Studies structure

To qualify for the award of the Certificate, a candidate shall pass undergraduate courses to a total of at least 60 credits. The Certificate in Aviation Studies is awarded without Specialisation.

At least 45 credits must be taken from the Schedule for the Bachelor of Aviation Management degree and / or other aviation courses as approved by the School of Aviation. Up to 15 credits may be taken from Schedules for other undergraduate degrees.

A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Certificate in Aviation Studies may apply to transfer the Certificate courses towards an undergraduate diploma or degree of the University, provided that any such courses shall comply with the Regulations for the diploma or degree in question.

A candidate who has been awarded a Certificate in Aviation Studies may apply to cross-credit up to 15 credits of Certificate courses towards an undergraduate degree of the University, provided that such courses shall comply with the Regulations for that degree. A candidate who wishes to credit courses totalling more than 15 credits in terms of this Regulation will be required to surrender the Certificate in Aviation Studies before transfer of credit will be granted.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates


To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information and course options for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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