Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)Program details
In this industry-focused program you'll gain specialist skills in the analysis, design, and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software.
You'll study a broad range of areas such as aerodynamics, aerospace materials and structures, aerospace systems, design, dynamics and control, thermodynamics, and propulsion.
Elective studies will allow you to tailor the program to suit your areas of interest and enhance your career opportunities.
Sustainability issues are built into multiple areas of the program. This increases your employability as there is increasing demand for long-term engineering solutions in this industry.
When you graduate you’ll have the analytical, technological, and design skills required to practise aerospace engineering. You'll also learn to appreciate the wider social implications of the engineering profession.
You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Additional campus information
Years 1 and 2 are conducted on the Melbourne City campus and years 3 and 4 on the Bundoora campus.
How you will learn
At RMIT there is a range of global opportunities for engineering students.
RMIT has an international exchange program agreement with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China (NUAA). Second year students are selected to attend this from early September to the middle of January.
You’ll gain credit points for your studies, which will include elementary Chinese, aerodynamics, design of aircraft, and structural design and optimisation.
RMIT also provides a range of other opportunities for international study and work experience as part of your program, including many opportunities in Europe.
Years 1 and 2
Studying in the Melbourne City campus, you’ll gain a solid understanding of engineering, including studies in engineering, maths and mechanics.
All engineering students will also study an Introduction to Engineering course, incorporating a humanitarian-focused Engineers Without Borders Challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to extend this aspect of your studies by completing an Engineers Without Borders elective, enabling you to experience humanitarian engineering first-hand.
Your studies will move to the Bundoora campus so you can utilise specialist facilities. You’ll deepen your knowledge in aerospace engineering, while getting the opportunity undertake elective studies so you can tailor the program to suit your areas of interest and enhance your career opportunities.
You’ll put theory into practice through a major professional research project, in which you will plan your research project, conduct a critical review of relevant published material, complete your research project, evaluate information, and report your findings. This is a work-integrated project done either in conjunction with industry or in a simulated engineering work environment.
Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career.
You’ll also continue to select aerospace engineering electives.
A work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective will also be completed in Year 2, 3 or 4.
While studying an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, Liam Murphy developed a range of valuable skills by engaging in international design competitions.
Ashim Panta's degree in aerospace engineering is already taking him around the globe with an exchange semester in China and industry placement in France.