Aerospace Engineering - AEROAH3771

Stream Summary

Faculty: ENG - Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 3771 - Music (Honours) / Engineering


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

The Aerospace Engineering stream covers the analysis, design and operation of aircraft and spacecraft. Graduates work mainly on the design and manufacture of flight vehicles, their operation with major or satellite airlines and research for civil and military aerospace organisations. Owing to the international nature of aerospace industry, the topics studied cover a similar area and, in general, to the same depth of understanding as professional training programs in aerospace in other industrial countries. The aerospace industry is one of Australia's major exporters of high value added manufactured goods.

The Faculty has approved an arrangement whereby students who satisfy the requirements of the first two years of a Mechanical Engineering four year degree program at any Australasian tertiary institution may be admitted to Years 3 and 4 of the stream leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Aerospace Engineering. The proviso is that the Head of School is satisfied that the courses studied at the other institution are equivalent, and that their recommendation is given.

This page outlines the core rules for the Aerospace Engineering stream when taken as part of a single or dual award. The requirements will total 168 units of credit, in addition to any other requirements outlined on the main program page.

Full time students complete four (24 UOC) courses per semester.

Recommended plans of study may be found here

A minimum of 168 UOC must be completed.

Stream Structure

Choose ONE of:
And ONE of:
And ONE of:

Plus these following 2 courses:

And ONE of:
Plus choose up to 2 electives (12 UOC) from the Year 1 Elective List
  1. Students take MMAN1300 and ELEC1111 as core. Student may choose to take up to an additional 12 UOC of Level 1 electives. If students choose to forego some or all of the additional Level 1 electives then additional higher level electives may be taken later in the program.
  2. ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO Stream.
  3. CVEN1300 is considered equivalent to MMAN1300
  4. Not all courses are offered in both semesters but students should complete 24 UOC in each semester.
  5. Students in BE(Hons)/BSc (Computer Science) dual degree should take COMP1521 as one of their first year electives.

The following courses must be taken to complete the stream:
Choose ONE of:
Note: MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D is an alternative to MATH2019.

  • 60 days Industrial Training must be completed.

Thesis Arrangements
  • MMAN4010 and MMAN4020 must be undertaken in two consecutive semesters which are the final two semesters of candidature.
  • A student must not be enrolled in more than 24 units of credit in any semester involving MMAN4010 and MMAN4020.
  • A single thesis project is commenced in MMAN4010 and completed in MMAN4020.
  • MMAN4010 is a graded course, carrying 25% of the total thesis mark (for Honours weighting purposes). If a student receives a failure (FL) in MMAN4010, a student cannot proceed with MMAN4020, and must reattempt MMAN4010.
  • If the project is abandoned during MMAN4020, a completely new topic must be chosen and the student must enrol again in both MMAN4010 and MMAN4020.
  • BE/MBiomedE students must take BIOM5001 instead of MMAN4010 and BIOM5003 instead of MMAN4020.

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