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Monash University

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts

Course code: 3277 ~ Course abbreviation: BAeroEng/BA ~ Total credit points required: 240 ~ 5 years full-time, 10 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This course enables students to complement studies in aerospace engineering by selecting units from the very wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts in the humanities, social sciences and communication. Current industry practice and guidance on professional issues such as ethics, legal, environmental and safety issues will also be covered along with an understanding of the role of the aerospace industry in a wider, global context.

Course objectives

Students will acquire knowledge in the core disciplines underpinning aerospace engineering (aerodynamics, aerospace materials, aerospace structures, propulsion and aerospace instrumentation and control) and incorporate this into the design of systems and components for the aerospace industry. They will be able to formulate problems, propose innovative solutions, analyse the technical and other aspects of these and make decisions about the preferred option. This will necessarily involve working in multidisciplinary teams learning through guided practice how to handle such situations.

Course structure

In the first level of study, students take the prescribed engineering units and a 12 point first level sequence in an arts discipline. Thereafter, students may structure their courses as they wish, having regard to the constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. The latter will probably require most students to take some engineering and some arts units in each level of study. Students undertaking a language discipline are advised to ensure continuity of the language study.

The arts component of this double-degree will require 96 points. All disciplines must be chosen from those taught by the Faculty of Arts as listed in the 'Areas of study' section of the faculty website at It is recommended that students obtain the current requirements for their arts component from the Faculty of Arts at the time of enrolment.

Should a student discontinue the double-degree program and seek to take out either of the single degrees, it will be necessary to complete all of the requirements of that single degree.

Course requirements

Students require a total of 240 points, of which not less than 144 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below. The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references in the following paragraphs are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

The arts component requires 96 points, consisting of a major (48 points), a minor (24 points), an additional first level sequence (12 points) and a further 12 points of arts units.

First level

Core units

12 points of level 1 arts units

Foundation units

Plus (depending on VCE subjects completed) none or one foundation unit from:

Elective units

Students not needing a foundation unit take one or two of the following:

Total: 48 points

Second level

Total: 48 points

Third level

Total: 42 points

Fourth level

Total: 18 points

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3404, email or visit

Course adviser