Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics)

CQUniversity Australia and Aviation Australia have partnered to deliver Australia’s first of its kind dual-award – and one of only three in the world – in the field of avionics.

Combining vocational curriculum at Aviation Australia and degree curriculum at CQUniversity, the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics) provides an accelerated pathway for students to reach the Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status in just two years.

If you’re looking to fast-track and launch your aviation engineering career sooner through a blended learning journey, this course is perfect for you.

But that’s not all. Stand out from the crowd and maximise your employment prospects by graduating with two qualifications from two reputable training and education providers.


Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics)

Open to:

International & Domestic Students




3 years

  • Aviation Australia Brisbane campus
  • CQUniversity Cairns or online

Approx. AUD $107,490* for international students

Study mode:
  • Full-time on campus at Aviation Australia for the first 1.5 years.
  • Full-time on campus at CQUniversity Cairns or online for the final 1.5 years.
Next course starts:

Upcoming dates under scheduling.

*International cost only. This includes your first 1.5 years studying the diploma at Aviation Australia.

What you will learn at Aviation Australia

You will spend your first 1.5 years studying full-time with Aviation Australia, undertaking the Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics. This is the only approved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) outcome available in Australia, delivering to international students.

Aviation Australia is a world class aviation and aerospace registered training organisation. You will learn and practise hands-on skills in their world-class hangars, which features a range of aircraft and professional training facilities, and conveniently located near the Brisbane International Airport.

You will learn avionics and electrical control systems within an aircraft as well as the repair and maintenance processes that apply to these systems.

What you will learn at CQUniversity

You will spend your final 1.5 years at CQUniversity acquiring more practical skills such as analysing the operations of various aircraft systems and subsystems, and competently and safely complete maintenance of various aircraft systems including flight control, navigation, autoflight, communication and avionic systems. Additionally you will learn control systems, advanced maintenance materials, maintenance and asset management and have the opportunity to participate in an aviation project. You will also gain a deeper understanding of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), which meets the requirements of gaining an Australian Remote Pilot Licence.

Our engineering course delivery is some of best in the Australian setting with a recent Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching survey showing 83.5% of our undergraduate engineering students were happy with our engineering facilities and resources, outperforming the national average of 77.6% (ComparED 2021).

Course Outcomes and Career Prospects

Global demand analysis by industry players and future employers (Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook 2020-2039) indicates high levels of demand for skilled labour in avionic technology in the Asia Pacific region, which suggests positive employment prospects.

On successful completion, you will graduate with two qualifications: the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics, approved by EASA and a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics).

Bachelor qualified students will have met the requirements to obtain an Australian Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). With a further two years’ experience minimum, you can apply for the category licence and be eligible for roles such as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer or an avionic technician as well as excel in management roles within aircraft facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions:

If you do not already have an Aviation Australia Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics TB2, you will need to submit an application to study at Aviation Australia. Complete the form below and an Aviation Australia representative will be in touch to discuss your application.

If your application is successful, you will receive a full offer from Aviation Australia and a conditional offer from CQUniversity.



To enrol in the diploma, students will need to show evidence of completion of Year 12 or equivalent, with a pass in Mathematics (at minimum Year 10 or equivalent).

Where an applicant does not meet these requirements, Aviation Australia may consider sufficient relevant work experience and/or successfully completed higher level qualification that demonstrates academic suitability.

Students progressing to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics) must have successfully completed the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT) at Aviation Australia.

A university degree opens many doors and appeals strongly to employers looking to hire fresh graduates. In the subject area of engineering technology, CQUniversity is ranked in the top 500 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2021). What you will learn in the bachelor degree will provide you with the underpinning knowledge for management roles as you progress in your career.

However, should there be circumstances which prevent you to progress to the degree component after you have completed your diploma, you will be awarded the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics by Aviation Australia.

The first 1.5 years with Aviation Australia must be undertaken onshore in Australia.

If you have already completed the 1.5 years with Aviation Australia, you can study the final 1.5 years with CQUniversity online from your home country or on campus in Australia when the borders open.

The total course fee is approximately AUD$107,490.

For the component at Aviation Australia, the course fee also covers textbooks, uniforms, safety equipment and examination fees.

The next course intakes are April 2022 and September 2022, which will be delivered on campus at the Aviation Australia Brisbane campus.

As the Australian borders are currently closed, the courses will only be available to international students who are already onshore in Australia.

You will commence at CQUniversity 1.5 years (18 months) after you have successfully completed your study at Aviation Australia.

Yes, if it is an Aviation Australia issued diploma. If your diploma is not recognised but you are a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), you will need to meet the equivalent of an Aviation Australia approved diploma to gain entry to CQUniversity.

There is no scholarship available for this course.  

You can study with one of Aviation Australia’s English pathway providers to help you improve your English skills to meet the minimum English requirements for entry to the diploma.

If you have successfully completed the diploma at Aviation Australia, you will be awarded with a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics.

Currently, graduates of Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT) require five years to fulfil the on-the-job requirement and meet the application requirement to gain the Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) status. By studying just another 1.5 years more with CQUniversity, graduates will achieve the requirements to apply for LAME status in just two years. This means you can enter the aviation workforce sooner, with two awards and enhanced knowledge to excel in managerial roles.

To find out more about the diploma component, you can contact Aviation Australia directly on +61 7 3860 0900 or email [email protected].

To find out more about the degree component at CQUniversity, you can speak to an international student adviser on +61 3 9616 0606 or email [email protected].

CQUniversity’s CG21 Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia. Accreditation for the avionics major will be sought at the Engineering Technologist level.

Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering approved course is certified by the European Aviation Agency (EASA). An EASA certificate is highly regarded by airlines and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs) all over the world.

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