Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Pilot

Prospective students / Syllabus


A syllabus designed for professional success

Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Pilot / Prospective students / Syllabus


The learning objectives of the Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Pilot, the skills you will acquire and the syllabus are designed to train professional pilots of the highest quality with the utmost employability. Download the study plan.

The training you obtain on the Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Pilot will enable you to become a highly trained professional, ready to meet the challenges of modern commercial aviation and take your career to the levels you want. You set the limits.

Airline companies place increasing value on university training for pilots


The Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Pilot falls within the Engineering and Architecture Knowledge Area. For this reason, the structure of competences ensures that you acquire the basic engineering skills necessary to work properly as a professional pilot in the field of civil aviation and aviation management.

The main objectives are:

  • To obtain a broad and accurate knowledge for a professional career in areas related to operating aircraft in flight, as well as other activities in the area of flight operations for an airline.
  • To obtain the appropriate training so that you can accept tasks of responsibility in organisations linked to the air transport sector throughout your career.
  • To obtain sufficient basic training to continue Spanish or international master's degree and doctoral studies.


The main competences are:

  • Have a safe and efficient command of the operation of aircraft in flight, based on the knowledge and study of all the laws, regulations, recommended practices and procedures governing the operation of aircraft, communications and management of data in flight, and aviation systems and instruments.
  • Be able to reason and assess the economic activity of an organisation linked to the air transport sector.
  • Understand and apply the concepts and principles of physics involved in flight dynamics, their efficiency and stability, and understand atmospheric phenomena and their effects on aircraft.
  • Learn the knowledge and uses related to information and communication technologies, and those related to air operations in particular.
  • Develop the abstract thinking and logical reasoning required to solve complex situations effectively in the field of civil aviation and air operations.
  • Interpret geographic information systems, extracting the spatial situation required to carry out the correct navigation in each flight situation.
  • Understand and identify the factors that may affect the normal functioning of the human body during flight, promoting the maintenance of health and safety while in flight.
  • Apply knowledge of the psychological factors involved in aviation, while being aware of human limitations and acting accordingly, optimising efficiency and safety in flight.
  • Plan and structure the aeronautical information available according to the different phases of flight, and carry out flights safely and efficiently in aircraft safety in various land and air operating conditions.
  • Have a command of intermediate level technical English in the field of aviation. In the language tests stipulated by the JAR 1200, this requirement is equivalent to a level comparable to the First Certificate.
  • Develop the ability to integrate and project the various specific technical knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor's thesis and the professional skills in the instruction received.


The syllabus contains the following subjects:

First year

First Term

  • VFR Communications
  • Basic Aircraft Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Basic Principles of Physics
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Basic Physiology of Aviation

Second Term

  • Airframe
  • Principles of Flight I
  • Basic Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Applied IT

Second year


  • Flight Training I

First Term

  • Operation of light single engine aircraft.
  • Introduction to Flight Planning
  • Operational Procedures
  • Power plant
  • Principles of Flight II
  • Applied Meteorology

Second term

  • IFR Communications
  • Advanced Aircraft Instrumentation
  • Strategic Airline Management
  • Aviation Psychology and Human
  • Factors
  • Introduction to Air Law
  • Radio Navigation

Third year


  • Advanced systems and electricity
  • Flight training II

First Term

  • Automatic and Electronic Instruments
  • Advanced Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures II
  • Advanced Meteorology
  • Flight Planning

Second Term

  • Marketing for Airlines
  • Air Navigation Law
  • Principles of Flight III
  • Performance of Complex
  • Aircraft
  • Psychology and Human Resources in the Cockpit

Fourth year


  • Flight Training III
  • Final Degree Project
  • Optional subjects chosen by the student
  • In-Company Practice

First Term

  • Airliner systems and operations I
  • Accident Investigation
  • Operations Manual
  • Airliner systems and operations II

Second Term

  • Airport Management
  • Aviation English

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