- 2017



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



Aerospace engineers design, develop and maintain flight vehicles. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in aerodynamics, aerostructures, avionics, propulsion, flight control and material science.



Level 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Aerospace engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • MAE2401 Aircraft structures 1
  • MAE2402 Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • MAE2404 Aerodynamics I
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance*
  • MAE3401 Aerodynamics II
  • MAE3404 Flight vehicle dynamics
  • MAE3405 Flight vehicle propulsion
  • MAE3456 Aerospace computational mechanics
  • MAE3408 Aerospace control
  • MAE3426 Computer-aided design
  • MAE4404 Aerospace practices
  • MAE4408 Damage tolerance and airworthiness
  • MAE4410 Flight vehicle design
  • MAE4411 Aircraft structures II
  • MEC2401 Dynamics I
  • MEC4401 Final year project
  • MEC4402 Final year project - Thesis

* If not already completed at level one.

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Aerospace engineering technical electives

  • MAE4409 Wing design
  • MAE4965 Advanced aerodynamics and turbulence
  • MAE4980 Aircraft engines
  • MEC2402 Engineering design I
  • MEC2407 Electromechanics
  • MEC3416 Engineering design II
  • MEC3459 Materials selection for engineering design
  • MEC4407 Engineering design III
  • MEC4418 Control systems
  • MEC4428 Advanced dynamics
  • MEC4446 Composite structures
  • MEC4447 Computers in fluids and energy
  • MEC4459 Wind engineering
  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis**
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring**
  • MEC5883 Mechanical systems design**
  • MEC5884 Sustainable engineering systems**
  • TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering
  • TRC3500 Sensors and artificial perception

    ** Students must obtain an honours weighted average (HWA) of 70 per cent or above at the conclusion of level 3 and be in their final year to enrol in these units.

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • L3002 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)