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UNSW Aviation to take students from Korean Air feeder school

written by Jake Nelson | February 16, 2024

KAU Professor Jin-Woo Park (left) and UNSW Aviation Professor Brett Molesworth (right) signed a deal for a dual degree between the two schools. (Image supplied)

UNSW School of Aviation will welcome Korean students in a new double-degree program with Korea Aerospace University (KAU).

Students enrolled in KAU’s aviation management degree will be allowed from their second year to enrol in UNSW’s Bachelor of Aviation (Management) program as part of a four-year dual degree, with graduates receiving degrees from both KAU and UNSW at the end.

According to Professor Brett Molesworth from UNSW School of Aviation, the dual degree will benefit both KAU and UNSW’s respective programs.

“Korea Aerospace University is a feeder school into Korean Air, Korea’s flagship carrier. This opportunity will open up global employability options for both the KAU students and their UNSW Sydney classmates as relationships will be forged during their time together here,” he said.

Professor Jin-Woo Park, head of the Department of Aviation Management at KAU and a former post-graduate student at UNSW, said KAU is looking to expand partnerships with other aviation schools around the world.


“In my point of view, UNSW Aviation provided the best global program in aviation management. I looked at the UK, US and Australia, but UNSW Aviation’s program stood out in relation to knowledge streams and practical input and knowledge underpinned by research,” he said.

“The opportunity to have an education from a global Top 20 university is limited for Korean students. This dual degree and partnership creates an opportunity for our students to study abroad and gain real-world knowledge and skills, as well as enhance the quality of their aviation education.”

KAU students will also have the opportunity to access post-graduate studies at UNSW, including master’s degrees and doctorates, says Professor Park.

“After successfully conducting this program, we hope to have more collaborations in research and postgraduate programs with UNSW. In Korea, we have many students who want to do postgraduate work,” he said.

“We also have many local aircraft carriers in Korea and a strong aviation industry with people in need of professional development.”

Aside from its Bachelor of Aviation (Management) degree, UNSW Aviation also offers courses in flying and remotely-piloted aircraft systems, as well as a short course in air transport pilot licence theory.

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