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. You will spend at least 60 days gaining practical experience in the workplace and undertake a capstone research project in your final year.

Program Code

4472

UAC Code

451040

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

107*

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Marine engineer
  • Armament engineer
  • Aeronautical engineer in aircraft, defence or space industries
  • Designer/manufacturer of passenger aircraft or military jets
  • Other roles in the airline industry on process engineering, warehousing and logistics, business and operations modelling, and transport

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Engineers Australia

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics; Physics

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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