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Please note: This program is not available for midyear (Semester 2) 2017 entry.
This program provides you with the advanced technical and managerial skills needed for technicians and engineers working in aerospace manufacturing, design and maintenance at a paraprofessional level.
You’ll be equipped to work in small, medium and large enterprises as well as the defence forces.
Aircraft maintenance engineers install, maintain and repair aircraft engines, airframes, airframe systems, electrics, instruments, radio systems and aircraft sheet metalwork.
Specialist areas in this program include:
- aircraft design and layout
- mechanical (fault diagnosis of airframe and engine systems)
- structures (producing, maintaining and repairing sheet metal, bonded and non-metallic composite materials and components on aircraft).
Note: Programs may change as training packages are updated.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.
Form: Non-Year 12 applicants may submit additional information if they would like it to be considered. For semester 1 intake, this can be completed through the VTAC Personal Statement online. For semester 2 intake, this can be completed through the personal statement in the Apply Direct application.
You’ll complete an industry-based project (or equivalent) as part of the program.
This program has a strong Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which links the program and real-life industry developments. The IAC comprises staff from local aeronautical engineering and aviation management organisations. It provides regular feedback on the programs and the changing needs of industry.
Graduates of this program will be eligible for work in a wide range of roles including:
- production supervisor/planner
- maintenance supervisor/planner
- technical R&D officer
- systems technician
- design supervisor
- quality supervisor
- drafting supervisor.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia.
Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at Engineering Associate level.
Australia is a signatory to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the accord.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
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Shape your future
This program will teach you everything you need to know to get a start in the dynamic world of aerospace engineering. Do well here and you may enter into a bachelor level engineering program.