Master of Engineering (Aerospace)

Chart a new course in aerospace engineering

Aerospace engineers push the boundaries of what is possible. They develop new technologies and materials for aeronautical, space and defence industries.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?

Our Master of Engineering (Aerospace) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:

  • take courses in space vehicle design.
  • study applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering.
  • build skills in business and project management.
  • pursue specialist topics according to interests and career goals—from Aircraft Design to Fracture Mechanics.
  • undertake a significant research project.

Where could it take you?

You could develop better combat droids, jet engines, or laser-guided weapons systems. You might be an aerospace technician or drafter. Perhaps you’ll plan, build and test robotic systems with artificial intelligence, or engineer the next generation of satellites.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM065
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM065

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Career Readiness

Graduates are well prepared to pursue careers in the aerospace industry and other high-tech industries.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
  1. Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Engineering (Aerospace) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Potential careers

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

Degree Structure

The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising:
  • 12 units of core courses;
  • 12 units of foundation courses;
  • 12 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 of full-time study.

Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program and accredited under the Washington Accord will be eligible to be considered for credit—allowing them to complete the master's 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 as part of the program.

The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.

Academic Program Rules

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

Example Study Plan

Core Courses
Students must complete all of the following:

Foundation
Students must complete all of the following:

Electives
Students must choose two of the following (6 units):

Electives
Students must also choose two of the following (6 units):

Research Project
Students must complete all of the following:


Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.

Assessment

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

Students who have already completed equivalent practical experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021