Aeronautical Engineering is the study of the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and control of machines or vehicles operating in the Earthâ€™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.
Why choose this degree?
An Aeronautical Engineering degree gives you the foundation to design, build and maintain flight vehicles. Your degree will be accredited with Engineers Australia, which means that you will be qualified to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.
Who should choose this degree?
An Aeronautical Engineering degree provides graduates with an opportunity to work in aircraft, defence or space industries on the design and manufacture of light or passenger aircraft, or military jets. They also work in the airline industries on aircraft acquisitions, maintenance and configuration, as well as working in manufacturing companies, process engineering, warehousing and logistics, business and operations modelling, and transport.
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
- 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 Recognition