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Master of Engineering (Aerospace)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM065

This program offers candidates the chance to specialise in cutting edge technologies aligned to their career pathways. It is suitable for engineering graduates who wish to pursue further studies, as well as engineers with relevant work experience.

Aerospace engineering is focused on the development and use of new technologies and materials that are relevant to any high-tech industries including the aerospace industry.

Coursework covers topics such as aeronautical engineering, aerospace materials and structures, applied aerodynamics, space vehicle design, aerospace engineering, aerospace propulsion and aircraft design.

The Master of Engineering is comprised of a foundation year and an advanced studies year. The foundation year consists of a set of courses designed to ensure that students acquire a level of expertise in the relevant specialisation. This program gives the opportunity to study technical courses at an advanced level and the opportunity to engage in a research project.

An exit path will be available for students completing only the foundation year, after they satisfy a set requirement within the relevant discipline. In this case a Graduate Diploma will be awarded.

To remain in this program, students must maintain a high Grade Point Average throughout their candidature.  

  • Program Structure

    The Master of Engineering is a 48 unit program consisting of a foundation year and an advanced studies year. The program comprises 9 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 15 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years full time study.

    Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is accredited under the Washington Accord may be considered for credit allowing them to complete the Masters program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

    International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course.

  • Assessment

    Examinations and course and project work. All students required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practical work experience outside normal class time. Work experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.

    Students who have already completed equivalent work experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.

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  • Admission and Fee Information

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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM065
    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $24,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM065

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 071199C
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
    Equivalent Scores
    How to Apply

    International applicants applying with Australian year 12 results

    Not an international applicant applying with Australian year 12 results?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $29,000
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only
  • Areas of Specialisation

    Aerospace Engineering

  • Study Plans

    The study plans given are examples of pathways through this degree.

    Total units required for this program: 48 units

    Core Courses

    Must complete:

    • ELEC ENG 7057 Engineering Communication & Critical Thinking (3 units)

    plus a total of 6 units from either:

    * Only one of the two System Modelling courses can be presented

    Foundation Courses

    Must complete 12 units:

    Elective Courses

    Must complete 15 units:

    *Denotes compulsory courses

    **Not offered in 2012

    Research Project

    Must complete a research project:

  • Career Opportunities

    Technical engineering fields in a chosen specialisation.

    Potential careers

    Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Vibrations Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer

  • Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised.
    • The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.
    • An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems.
    • Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.
    • A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies.
    • A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life.
    • A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community.
    • An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities.
  • Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2013


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