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 code4642
Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBAeroEng(Hons)/BSc
CRICOS code053920K
Total credit points required240
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT

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

Science: telephone +61 3 9905 4604; email or visit

Course coordinator



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


This double-degree course provides an opportunity to combine studies in science with a specialisation in the field of aerospace engineering. In the double-degree course structure, restrictions have been imposed in terms of prescribed units to ensure that students pursue studies that suitably equip them for the subsequent levels in science and engineering.


Refer to the degree entries for 4639 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and S2000 Bachelor of Science.

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 professional recognitionprofessional recognition ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of a combination of core and elective units in aerospace engineering along with studies in physics and mathematical sciences, and additional science units.

Students in this course cannot take units from faculties other than the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science.


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 132 points of engineering studies as follows:

  • ENG1001 Engineering design: lighter, faster, stronger
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: cleaner, safer, smarter
  • ENG1060 Engineering computing
  • 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 Systems and control
  • MAE4404 Aerospace practices
  • MAE4408 Damage tolerance and airworthiness
  • MEC2401 Dynamics I
  • MEC2402 Engineering design I
  • MEC4401 Final year project
  • MEC4426 Computer-aided design
  • one 6-point elective from the list of aerospace engineering electives

Aerospace engineering electives

* 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.

Science component

Students must complete 108 points of science studies as follows:

(a.) one of the following pairs of units in a level-one science sequence (12 points):

  • ASP1010 Earth to cosmos - introductory astronomy and ASP1022 Life and the universe
  • BIO1011 Biology I and BIO1022 Biology II
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced, and CHM1022 Chemistry II or CHM1052 Chemistry II advanced
  • ESC1011 Planet earth: Our place in the universe and ESC1022 Planet earth: Surface processes
  • FIT1029 Algorithmic problem solving and FIT1040 Programming fundamentals
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science and MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science

(b.) a mathematics major (48 points) including:

Students with a strong mathematics background and a keen interest in the subject could replace MTH1030, and MTH2010 and MTH2021 with their advanced versions MTH1035, and MTH2015 and MTH2025 respectively. Students will need to seek permission from Science Student ServicesScience Student Services ( to enrol in these units.

(c.) the following physics units (24 points):

* Students who have not completed VCE units 3 and 4 of Physics are required to complete this foundation unit.

(d.) 24 points of approved science units to complete one of the following:

  • a second major in science other than mathematics
  • an extended major in mathematics

Suitable units can be identified using browse units toolbrowse units tool ( or by referring to the Science areas of studyScience areas of study ( in the current edition of the Handbook. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.Students should contact the appropriate science or engineering course adviser before enrolling in any stage of the double-degree program to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher stages. In some special cases, students may choose to overload at stages two or three if they have not completed all of the prerequisites for their chosen second science major.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours level in science following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the requirements of the science component.

Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for stage three.

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 Science