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Bachelor in Aviation

Bachelor in Aviation at VIVES North

Work in aviation as an airline pilot, aviation technician or a pilot of unmanned aircraft such as drones: study aviation next to Ostend airport.

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In our training centre VLOC (Vlaams Luchtvaartopleidingscentrum) you’re flying high with our simulators, helicopters, engines, wind tunnels and, of course, our very own airplanes. Anything you can dream of, you’ll be able to discover as a future aviation professional.

VLOC is located right next to the international airport of Ostend, and is only a few hundred meters away from the North Sea. For three years, this location will make you feel like you’re on a long holiday every single day.

Our Aviation programme has two majors: Airline Pilot and Aeronautical Engineering. In Aeronautical Engineering, you can specialise in Manned Aviation or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones, for example).

Bachelor in Aviation is also available in Dutch Bachelor in Luchtvaart.

Beside the Professional Bachelor courses, Campus VLOC hosts also Postgraduate Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Postgraduaat Aviation Management.

During your programme, you’ll be involved in research projects. This way, you’re always on top of new evolutions.

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Airline Pilot

Start with a shared track of 3 semesters and specialise in the remaining 3.

Airline Pilot

In semester 4, 5 and 6, you’ll prepare for a job in the cockpit.

Manned Aviation

Specialisation within the major Aeronautical Engineering.

Start with a shared track of 3 semesters. From semester 4 on, you’ll get into more technical manned avation topics.

Manned Aviation

During your last year (semesters 5 and 6), you’ll prepare for technical avation jobs in the wonderful world of airplanes and helicopters.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Specialisation within the major Aeronautical Engineering.

Start with a shared track of 3 semesters. From semester 4 on, you’ll get into more technical unmanned avation topics.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

During your last year (semester 5 and 6), you’ll prepare for technical aviation jobs concerning flying unmanned aircraft.

Airline Pilot

In semester 4, 5 and 6, you’ll prepare for a job in the cockpit.

Bachelor Aviation majors

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Airline Pilot

No one as mobile as an airline pilot. From all over Europe, students come to Ostend to learn all bout aviation. This programme combines your first steps towards becoming a professional pilot with a bachelor’s degree: a unique combination that will get you a stylish job at great height.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Looking for a technical job in aviation, with endless variation? Airplane and helicopter maintenance, airworthiness inspection, airport management are all possible with this major. If you’re dreaming of becoming a drone designer or operator, this major is for you as well.

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