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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleMAeroEng
CRICOS code057975G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
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This course is offered in partnership with the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Glasgow. It is intended for engineering graduates who are employed in the aerospace industry or those who wish to seek employment in this industry. The course comprises eight units specific to the aerospace industry, which build on the student's theoretical engineering knowledge and enhance this through practical examples.

The course covers the interaction of structural mechanics, aerodynamics and avionics with aspects of aerospace engineering and design. Students learn to apply analytical techniques and methodologies to rigorously assess aerospace engineering projects and to design optimal solutions for aerospace engineering problems within budgetary and technical constraints. Graduates of this course also develop an understanding of regulatory and governance requirements relevant to the aerospace industry.


Graduates will:

  • understand the extension of existing knowledge in mechanical engineering and related disciplines to aerospace engineering
  • demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of structural/aerodynamic/avionics aspects of aerospace engineering
  • be able to apply analytical techniques and methodologies to relevant to aerospace engineering assess aerospace projects and governing criteria in a rigorous manner
  • practice critical appraisal of existing design and analysis methodologies with respect to existing and proposed aerospace applications
  • have confidence when applying an extension to existing knowledge to aerospace applications
  • be able to recognise the importance of balancing multiple and often conflicting parameters in aerospace analysis and design, thereby achieving an acceptable solution.


Students complete eight core units.


Students complete:

Core units

Elective units

  • MAE5409 Aerospace project A (optional)**
  • MAE5410 Aerospace project B (optional)**

Total: 48 points

* Denotes University of Glasgow units.

** Students opting to do a research project need to seek advice from the course director before enrolling. The course director will nominate which two core units will be replaced by MAE5409 and MAE5410 in the course structure.


Master of Aerospace Engineering