Diploma in Civil Aviation Management

You will be equipped with an in-depth understanding of how the various components of the civil aviation industry function and integrate.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this diploma, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key considerations in policies making for the various civil aviation components
  • Plan and execute the key deliverables to meet your national and organisation’s needs
  • Design policies to manage the industry’s challenges
  • Examine the key concerns and emerging trends in civil aviation development

Programme Structure

This programme comprises both compulsory and elective courses. To complete the programme, you should complete at least 1 compulsory course from the core programme, and 1 aviation management course as an elective. You may select any core or elective courses based on your job function or areas of interest. You have the flexibility to attend each chosen course based on your preferred sequence/schedule. The total duration of compulsory and elective courses must add up to a minimum of 30 days.

Compulsory Courses
(Choose at least 1 core programme)

[Updated] Directors Programme in Aviation Management (former Aviation Leaders Programme in Public Policy)
(for Director-level and above)

 5 days

[Updated] Aviation Foundation Programme (former Civil Aviation Management Programme)
(for middle managers)
Module 1: Developing an Air Hub
Module 2: Regulations and Future of Aviation

6 days

Elective Courses
Aviation Management (Choose at least 1 Aviation Management elective course)

Aviation Crisis Management Programme
5 days
ICAO Training Package: International Air Law 5 days
ACI-SAA Climate Change and Aviation Sustainability 5 days

Aviation Safety 

Safety Management Systems Implementation 5 days
State Safety Programme Implementation
5 days
Integrated Safety Management Systems 10 days

Aviation Security 

Aviation Security Management Programme 3 days

Air Traffic Services

Air Traffic Management Safety Investigation and Analysis 5 days

Who Should Apply

Senior executives, managers or professionals who want to understand the challenges facing the industry and have a good grounding in aviation management.


  • Have prior training or experience in aviation industry
  • Be proficient in the English language

Panel of Advisors and Lecturers

The programme is conducted by a panel of advisors and lecturers comprising:

  • Heads of departments, professors and senior academic staff from the National University of Singapore

  • Senior practising personnel from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and other government and aviation-related organisations

  • International aviation industry experts


A Professional Diploma in Civil Aviation Management will be awarded to those who have successfully completed the compulsory course and chosen electives, as well as passed all examinations for the elective courses within the candidature period. Diploma holders may append the abbreviated form of the qualification “Dip. Civil Aviation Mgt.” after their name.

Candidature Period

The programme is to be completed within 3 years, starting from the date of the first course. The total duration of compulsory and elective courses must add up to a minimum of 30 days. 


The total amount payable is the sum of the course fees for each module taken. It varies according to the combination of modules chosen. Please refer to the respective course(s) for for the individual course fees. 


Apply online at https://go.gov.sg/saa-diploma 
The diploma is open for application all year round. 

Last Updated on 22 February 2024