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Combine aerospace engineering with business skills to prepare for leadership roles in an exciting global industry.
Many engineers quickly move into positions of management within organisations. This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence. A business degree will prepare you to operate in a complex financial system - something often associated with large engineering projects.
Aerospace engineering is concerned with the analysis, design and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software systems. The term ‘aerospace’ encompasses both atmospheric and space flight. The industry is complex and demanding, and requires talented, creative and motivated people.
The management program is concerned with organisational planning, coordination and resource direction.
Managers draw on technical skills ranging from accounting to organisational behaviour, and they are reliant on analysis and leadership skills.
To succeed in this program, you'll need well-developed skills in mathematics and physical sciences, as well as good communication skills.
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.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions, and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online 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.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
Aerospace engineers gain skills in various fields of advanced technology that are in high demand in non-aerospace organisations, including the automotive industry, power generation industry, software support companies and research organisations.
Likely destinations for graduates include:
- design and manufacturing companies such as Boeing Australia, Airbus, BAE Systems Australia and Australian Aerospace
- defence forces like the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force
- Defence Science and Technology Group and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
- Australian and international airlines
- airworthiness organisations such as Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Department of Defence
- general aviation
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
RMIT has an international exchange program agreement with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China. 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.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Get prepared for leadership roles in an exciting global industry
This double degree will give you an advantage, allowing you to progress into positions of responsibility and influence in a range of industries.