Overview

Aeronautical Engineering is the study of the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and control of machines or vehicles operating in the earth’s atmosphere or in outer space. The design of flight vehicles is a complex process that demands knowledge of many engineering disciplines, including aerodynamics, propulsion systems, structural design, avionics, and stability and control systems. Maintaining and operating a flight vehicle requires an understanding of materials, reliability and structural analysis, along with knowledge of the design process. You will study engineering practice and design, computational problem-solving, programming, mathematics, physics, engineering materials, aircraft and systems design, cyber security, and applied thermodynamics and propulsion.

A Bachelor of Science will provide you with invaluable skills, including creative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. You can choose to study in disciplines such as aviation, chemistry, computer science, geography, mathematics, oceanography and physics.

Program Code

4480

UAC Code

451100

Total units of credit (UOC)

240

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Aircraft acquisitions
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Logistics

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Your degree will also be accredited with Engineers Australia, which means that you will be qualified to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + Application

2019 Guaranteed Entry

ATAR + Application

2018 A Levels

A Levels + Application

2018 IB Diploma

IB + Application

2018 QLD OP

OP + Application

Additional selection criteria

In addition to a UAC application, Non-Defence applicants of UNSW Canberra must also submit an application directly to UNSW Canberra. For more information on this process, see here.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$9,359*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 3

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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