Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Aviation Sciences (Aircraft Systems and Operations) (HAVO)

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August 8, 2022
5 Years


Zimbabwe National Defence University   View map

This is a four (4) year degree programme which includes a one year industrial attachment. The programme equips students with knowledge, skills and competences in the fields of Aviation Management, Pilot Studies and Aeronautical Technology. The programme also prepares students for further studies in Aviation Sciences.

Entry Requirements for HAVO

  • During the first two years, students would undertake similar foundation courses and thereafter split to specialise in either Aerospace Avionics or Mechanics in their third and final years.
  • The minimum duration of the Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Aerospace Engineering is 10 semesters.
  • The programme is taught and examined over a period of 5 years inclusive of industrial attachment.
  • In order to successfully complete the programme, a student must accumulate a minimum of 510 credits as reflected on the programme regulations.
  • A student with at least 3 module failures may not proceed to the next level.
  • All students must successfully complete a period of industrial attachment of at least 8 months to be covered over 2 semesters.
  • A student should pass industrial attachment before proceeding for the final year of study.
  • All students are expected to register with a relevant professional Engineering body.
  • At levels 4 and 5 of the academic study, a student shall undertake a project or projects worth 24 and 30 credits respectively as reflected in the programme regulations.
  • A student cannot be allowed to graduate without passing at least all core courses and a prescribed number of elective courses as defined in the programme regulations.
  • A student who fails a core course shall repeat that course and failure of an optional course may result in repeating the course or taking an equivalent.
  • Repeat courses take priority over any other courses, should there be a clash on the timetable.
  • The programme has no supplementary examinations.

Structure of HAVO Programme

  • The minimum duration of HAVO is 8 semesters.
  • During the first two years of study, students will undergo foundation courses, with the third year reserved for the flying lessons while the final year is for consolidation.
  • In order to successfully complete the programme, a student must accumulate a   minimum of 510 credits as reflected in the regulations

Career Opportunities

Graduates can be employed in the Aviation industry research institutions, academia, consultancy and entrepreneurship.