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Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation and Big Data Applications

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
6 months
Course Fee
HK$21,930 per programme
How to Apply


The programme is designed for aviation practitioners who possess working experience in the aviation industry and would like to learn the latest knowledge and skills of big data applications in the aviation environment. The programme would cover the basic concept and application of big data analysis, and its best practice to support the aviation business decision making. Students will also learn the importance of data organisation, the relevant privacy and ethics requirements of data application.

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Before joining the Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation and Big Data Applications programme, you are invited to join the following free online course offered by HKU SPACE:

The Introduction to Aviation and Big Data Applications is an online taster programme to offer essential information regarding the Future Learn online platform. This is a four-week purely online programme, free of charge.

Programme Details

Aviation and Big DataThe Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation and Big Data Applications is a 6-month  programme with 102 contact hours.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the development of big data technology and its applications on aviation business operations;
  2. Formulate a well-structured big data business strategy for an aviation organisation;
  3. Apply big data concepts and tools to solve aviation business problems;
  4. Analyse the causes for the success or failure of a big data project under the aviation environment.


Assessment and Award

To be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation and Big Data Applications awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE, students must satisfy the following criteria: 

  • 75% attendance of lectures for each module; 
  • a passing score of 50% in both the continuous assessment and examination for each module.
Days / Time
  • Tue, Thu, 7:00pm - 10:00pm


The programme consists of 3 modules, each of which requires 30-42 contact hours, totally 102 hours. Students are required to complete all the following modules:

Module Title

1. Data Science and Analytics Basics

  • Big data analytics context and concepts in the aviation industry
  • Descriptive analytics
  • Database process techniques
  • Statistics and data visualisation
  • Case Study: Basic data analytucs application in the aviation industry

2. Data Technology in Aviation Operation

  • Strategic importance of big data analytics application in the aviation industry
  • Data analytics framework for the aviation industry
  • Data analytics software tools
  • Big data and mathematic modelling in the aviation industry
  • Decision analysis/modelling decisions
  • Decision analtic thinking
  • Performance dashboards and data modelling with graph applications

3. Data Driven Strategic Decision Making in Aviation Operation

  • Data analytics technology and business perofrmance in the aviation industry
  • Enterprise data storage and security risk management
  • Case studies of big data applications in aviation industry


Application Fee


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$21,930 per programme

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold:

(i) a bachelor’s degree in any discipline awarded by a recognised institution and one year of full-time work experience in the aviation industry; or

(ii) a professional qualification* and two years of full-time work experience related to the aviation industry.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in IELTS; or
  2. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a core of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or
  3. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  4. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or
  5. equivalent qualifications.


Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Applicants may be invited to attend an admission interview if required.


*Professional qualifications may include an Advanced Airport Operations Diploma conferred by the International Air Transport Association or completion of the professional training programmes organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (e.g. Aviation Data-driven Decision Making programme).


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation and Big Data Applications
COURSE CODE 33E142209 FEES $21,930 ENQUIRY 3762-0051
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation and Big Data Applications

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


Application FormDownload Application Form
Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.