Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) (BE(Hons)(Mech&Aero))

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In this program, students will be exposed to problems specific to the aerospace industry such as how a vehicle moves, how high and how fast it can travel, how it holds together under the forces it experiences and how it is kept on course. Students analyse and solve these problems using their knowledge of mechanics and dynamics, materials and joining methods, thermodynamics, heat transfer, vibrations, guidance, control and modelling techniques. The first two years of the program have a strong emphasis on design and engineering science fundamentals. This allows students to build a solid foundation in core mechanical engineering skills and knowledge and includes mathematics and physics with an introduction to the basic principles of design, stress analysis, thermodynamics, materials, fluid mechanics, physiology, anatomy, control and computer programming, complemented by laboratory and project work. In the third year, students undertake some mechanical engineering courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, environmental engineering, vibrations, control and solid mechanics as well as specialist aerospace specific courses. The fourth year is almost entirely focused on specialist aerospace engineering courses.
Students are also required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience during their study. Graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 96 units, including  Core courses to the value of 90 units and Elective courses to the value of 6 units
  2. A total of 12 weeks practical experience approved by the Faculty and of which a minimum 6 weeks should be under the supervision of a professional engineer
  3. Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL in lieu of either a core or elective course as advised by the Faculty
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Aerospace) students must complete courses to the value of 96 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
CHEM ENG 1009 Materials I 3
ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3
MATHS 2202 Engineering Mathematics IIB 3
MECH ENG 1006 Design Graphics and Professional Practice 3
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3
MECH ENG 1102 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
MECH ENG 2002 Stress Analysis & Design 3
MECH ENG 2019 Dynamics and Control I 3
MECH ENG 2020 Materials & Manufacturing 3
MECH ENG 2021 Thermo-Fluids I 3
MECH ENG 2100 Design Practice 3
MECH ENG 2101 Mechatronics IM 3
MECH ENG 3026 Aerospace Materials & Structures 3
MECH ENG 3027 Engineering Systems Design and Professional Practice 3
MECH ENG 3028 Dynamics & Control II 3
MECH ENG 3100 Aeronautical Engineering 3
MECH ENG 3101 Applied Aerodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3102 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics 3
MECH ENG 3104 Space Vehicle Design 3
MECH ENG 3105 Sustainability & the Environment 3
MECH ENG 4100 Advanced Topics in Aerospace Engineering 3
MECH ENG 4106 Aerospace Propulsion 3
MECH ENG 4108 Aircraft Design 3
MECH ENG 4143A Honours Project Part A 0
MECH ENG 4143B Honours Project Part B 9


Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CHEM ENG 4032 Composite & Multiphase Polymers 3
ENTREP 3900 eChallenge 3
MECH ENG 4101 Biomechanical Engineering 3
MECH ENG 4102 Advanced PID Control 3
MECH ENG 4104 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics 3
MECH ENG 4105 Advanced Vibrations 3
MECH ENG 4107 Airconditioning 3
MECH ENG 4111 CFD for Engineering Applications 3
MECH ENG 4112 Combustion Technology & Emission Control 3
MECH ENG 4114 Corrosion: Principles & Prevention 3
MECH ENG 4115 Engineering Acoustics 3
MECH ENG 4118 Finite Element Analysis of Structures 3
MECH ENG 4120 Fracture Mechanics 3
MECH ENG 4121 Materials Selection & Failure Analysis 3
MECH ENG 4124 Robotics M 3
MECH ENG 4125 Stresses in Plates & Shells 3
MECH ENG 4144 Renewable Fluid Power Technology 3
MECH ENG 4145 Sustainable Thermal Technologies 3