Careers after bachelor's degree Aviation

Career after the bachelor's degree Aviation

After completion of the study programme, you will find challenging jobs in the fascinating field of aviation. In accordance with your personal interests, you will primarily be employed in project management in the following professional areas:

  • Planning (Administration)
  • Technology (Engineering)
  • Operation (Management)

Your possible places of work will include the authorities, air traffic control, airports, airlines, maintenance companies, aircraft manufacturers and suppliers, the Air Force, the transportation industry (e.g. SBB), banks and insurance companies.

Professional area: Planning (Administration)

  • Project administration and management
  • Jobs with/for the authorities
  • Mission control centre and dispatch (airline / air traffic control)
  • Aeronautical information management (airline / air traffic control)
  • Spatial planning (airports)
  • Solution development (maintenance companies / manufacturers)
  • Deployment centre (Air Force)
Porträtfoto vom Aviatikabsolventen, heute Pilot
“When the Aviation degree programme was created, I knew immediately that this was the right path for me to take. It wasn’t a rational decision, but rather an emotional one.”

Samuel Gessler, graduate of the Aviation Bachelor programme, A320 pilot with Swiss International Air Lines

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Professional area: Technology (Engineering)

  • Procurement, introduction, certification
  • Operational Engineering (airline / traffic control)
  • Maintenance, repair, overhaul of aircraft and air traffic control systems (airline / air traffic control)
  • Operational engineering (airports)
  • Airworthiness certification and maintenance (maintenance companies / manufacturers)
  • Customer support engineering (maintenance companies / manufacturers)
  • System integration and testing (maintenance companies / manufacturers)

Professional area: Operation (Management)

  • Safety, risk and quality management
  • Pilot with additional job function (airline / air traffic control)
  • Network management (airline / air traffic control)
  • Specialised job function (airline / air traffic control)
  • Security management (airports)
  • Airport management (airports)
  • Airworthiness certification and maintenance (maintenance companies / manufacturers)
  • Customer support engineering (maintenance companies / manufacturers)
  • System integration and testing (maintenance companies / manufacturers)
  • Operations research (Air force)
  • Pilot / drone operator (Air force

Aircraft Technician

Aircraft technicians work for aircraft maintenance and servicing companies. The main tasks include the release of aircraft fol-lowing completed maintenance work. Graduates of the Aviation programme who are pursuing a licence as an Aircraft Technician B1 as per EASA Part 66 are granted credit for eight training modules. This significantly decreases the theoretical training time.

Graduate profile

Finding a job and salary expectations after graduating

Half our graduates found their first job within one month of graduating, and the majority found a job within three months.

An entry-level salary for engineers and architects is CHF 81,900. In different sectors this may vary, however, especially in the energy industry, where salaries are significantly higher. Graduates of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science can also expect a higher entry-level salary. Once graduates have been working for several years, their average annual salary will be approximately CHF 117,000. (Source: Saläre für Ingenieure und Architekten – Sonderbeilage Swiss Engineering).