Master of Engineering (Aerospace)
DurationPart-time 4 years, Full-time 2 years
LocationMelbourne City, Bundoora
This program develops advanced knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering and prepares you to become a leader, consultant or manager in the aerospace and aviation industries.
You'll learn how to analyse complex engineering assets in the aerospace and aviation environment, and develop engineering, scientific and technological solutions to ensure problem-free operations.
The aerospace industry is associated with cutting-edge technology and you'll learn how to find innovative solutions for challenging problems and opportunities from an array of possibilities.
These skills will be gained through systematic problem-solving and engineering/technological systems design methodologies operating in the industry.
RMIT University is ranked among the world’s top 150 universities in mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering (2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
A range of learning and teaching approaches is used within this program to develop your capabilities and to assist you in developing skills as an independent and lifelong learner.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional practice. You'll undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional practice.
These may include problem-based learning, assignments and projects, classroom teaching and/or online Blackboard Collaborate sessions, laboratory, research investigations, assessed tutorials or presentations, self-assessment and peer-assessment, and exams.
Industry plays a vital role in the development, delivery and assessment of the program through membership of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which comprises industry representatives, academic staff and alumni.
You will undertake activities and interact with industry and communities in real-work contexts or situations. Any or all of these aspects of a work-integrated learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.
WIL has been incorporated into the final year Master's Research Project where you will work on a capstone project. These projects are either directly connected with industry or simulate the situation of a graduate in industry reporting to a supervisor with whom they meet regularly. In cases where the project is directly connected with industry, the industry partner is usually involved in the assessment
You have the opportunity to complete a dual masters’ degree program with FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany.
Under this program, you will have two enrolment options:
- two semesters at RMIT and two semesters at the partner institution
- three semesters at RMIT and one semester at the partner institution
On completion of the program you will be awarded a master's degree from both universities.
Five students per year have the opportunity to undertake the dual masters' award and selection is based on academic merit (cumulative GPA).
Most lectures take place at the Melbourne City campus, with some lab classes run at the Bundoora campus.
Some projects in the Master's Research Project course may require travel to the Bundoora campus. Alternative projects based at the Melbourne City campus are available.
The Master of Engineering (Aerospace) consists of 192 credit points.
The program aims to provide you with skills to step up as a project leader, consultant or manager with advanced knowledge to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in aerospace and aviation organisations.
Core subject areas include structures and materials, aerodynamics and performance, propulsion, avionics and ATM systems, flight dynamics and control and aircraft design. The program is complemented by a range of elective courses relevant to the aviation industry to tailor your study plan according to your professional interests.
As part of the program you must complete at least 12 weeks of work experience in a professional engineering environment. Work experience completed prior to joining this program and after commencing a relevant bachelor degree (see entry requirements) may count towards the work experience component.
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2 years full time (4 semesters); 4 years part time (8 semesters)
2 years full time
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Program code: MC225
Graduates will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills to further their career in aerospace engineering, operations or as a consultant in aviation, mechanical engineering and automotive engineering. This could include roles such as:
- a research and development leader introducing new technologies and procedures to address challenges of contemporary aerospace and aviation organisations
- a team leader implementing operational strategies
- an operations manager responsible for the competitive performance of a unit
- a consultant providing specialist technical advice to industry
- An Australian Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics or automotive engineering, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.5 out of 4.0.
- An Australian Master of Engineering or PhD, or equivalent, in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics or automotive engineering.
Applicants with a GPA less than 2.5 out of 4.0 may be considered on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to at least two years' relevant work experience in industry.
International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
You must have successfully completed:
An Australian Bachelor degree in Technology, Engineering Science or Engineering (or equivalent overseas qualification) in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics or automotive engineering with a GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0):
You may also be considered if you have a GPA less than 2.5 (out of 4.0) on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to at least two years' relevant work experience in industry.
An Australian Masters degree or PhD in Engineering (or equivalent overseas qualification) in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics or automotive engineering.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).
In 2018, if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,444 and AU$10,754.
The indicative annual tuition fee for full-fee places in 2018 is AU$30,720.
How much you’ll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs). Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
Fees shown above apply to 2018 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
In 2018, the annual student contribution amount you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,444 and AU$10,754. As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
For further information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.