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 code4641
Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBCom/BAeroEng(Hons)
CRICOS code053186B
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 an additional unit 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

Engineering: visit contactscontacts ( page

Business and Economics: visit

Course coordinator

For Business and Economics contact details refer to: Business and EconomicsBusiness and Economics (


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


In this double-degree program, the aerospace engineering component will develop strength in the core discipline areas of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, aerospace structures, propulsion and aerospace instrumentation and control, complemented by a major emphasis on design, which will be taught with a project-based focus. In addition, the program provides a professional education in a range of commerce disciplines, with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills and professional competence for careers in the business or public sector.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 0179 Bachelor of Commerce and 4639 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours).

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.


This course consists of:

(a.) 96 points of commerce studies composed of core and elective units and a major from the Faculty of Business and Economics

(b.) 156 points of aerospace engineering studies composed of compulsory and elective units


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

Commerce component

Students must complete 96 points of commerce studies.

For all information and the requirements for this component refer to 0179 Bachelor of Commerce.

Engineering component

Students must complete 156 points of aerospace 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.

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 Commerce