RMIT University has more than 60 years’ experience developing leaders in the aerospace and aviation sectors.
Our programs equip graduates for a wide range of roles and levels, including systems and aerospace engineers, maintenance officers, logistics specialists and commercial pilots.
RMIT operates a Flight Training School at the Point Cook Airfield (Victoria, Australia), where local and international students train in a 13-strong fleet of modern Cessna aircraft.
Our diverse research capabilities include:
- aircraft design and manufacturing, including computer assisted design
- aircraft testing, including wind tunnels and modal analysis
- flutter and vibration testing
- civil aviation testing and approval
- aerospace structures and materials
- through-life management technologies
- vehicle crash simulations
- robotic air vehicles
We’re committed to working with our partners to lead and support major advancements within the sector.
Since 2006, Boeing has generously provided financial support for student projects, travel bursaries, scholarships, awards and community outreach programs.
We’re also working together on a joint research project on the use of biomimetic microvascular self-healing composites to avoid down-time repairs for aircraft.
First COMAC Centre outside China
In collaboration with Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) Beijing Research Centre, RMIT has established a postdoctoral research centre in Melbourne. RMIT and Japan united on global nav satellite systems. RMIT holds an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to collaborate on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
Other partners include:
- GKN Aerospace Engineering Services
- BAE Systems Australia
- Lockheed Martin
- Australian Aerospace (Eurocopter)
- SAAB Aerospace
- Airbus Deutschland
- Australian Defence Forces
Contact the Industry Engagement team to enquire about our services, or partnership opportunities.