Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code4640
Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBAeroEng(Hons)/BA
CRICOS code053898C
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT

Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking one additional unit (above the standard four units - 24 credit points) per semester twice in the later stages of the degree. The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 4639 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and 0002 Bachelor of Arts.

Vacation work/industrial experience

The Faculty of Engineering strongly recommends that all undergraduate students enrolled in four, five and six year engineering single or double degrees complete 12 weeks of engineering vacation employment. Vacation employment is an integral part of student development, and is an excellent avenue to prepare for future engineering careers by gaining experience in an industrial setting and establishing industry networks.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


his course consists of:

(a.) 156 points of aerospace engineering studies composed of core and elective units, and foundation units if required

(b.) 96 points of arts studies composed of major and minor studies, and additional units which may be chosen to form a second minor.

In the first level of study, students take the prescribed engineering units and 12 points of level one units in an arts discipline. Thereafter candidates undertake further studies in arts as outlined in the requirements and studies in aerospace engineering.

In selecting units in both arts and engineering, students should be aware of any constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. Most students will probably undertake some engineering and some arts units in each level of study.


Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Engineering component

Students must complete 156 points of engineering studies as follows:

  • ENG1001 Engineering design: lighter, faster, stronger
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: cleaner, safer, smarter
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B
  • MAE2401 Aircraft structures I
  • MAE2402 Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • MAE2403 Aerospace computational mechanics
  • MAE2404 Aerodynamics I
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MAE3401 Aerodynamics II
  • MAE3402 Aerospace design project
  • MAE3404 Flight vehicle dynamics
  • MAE3405 Flight vehicle propulsion
  • MAE3406 Aerospace materials
  • MAE3407 Aircraft structures II
  • MAE3408 Aerospace control
  • MAE4404 Aerospace practices
  • MAE4408 Damage tolerance and airworthiness
  • MEC2401 Dynamics I
  • MEC2402 Engineering design I
  • MEC4401 Final year project
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • foundation* unit or elective
  • foundation* unit or elective

Foundation units

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:


* Students who have not completed VCE units 3 and 4 of Chemistry or Physics and/or Specialist mathematics are required to select one or two appropriate foundation units.

** Preferred elective

*** Students need to have achieved an aggregate score of at least 70 per cent to enrol in this unit.

**** Subject to departmental approval.

Arts component

Students must complete 96 points of arts studies.

For all information and the requirements for this component refer to 0002 Bachelor of Arts.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.


Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts