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4639

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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Course code4639
Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBAeroEng(Hons)
CRICOS code052603J
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT

The maximum time for completion of the course is 8 years, including any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4639
Contact details

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Course coordinator

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Notes

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

Description

This course will focus on aerodynamics, aerospace materials, aerospace structures, propulsion and aerospace instrumentation and control. This will be complemented by a major emphasis on design, which will be taught with a project-based focus. Current industry practice and guidance on professional issues such as ethics, legal, environmental and safety issues will also be covered along with an understanding of the role of the aerospace industry in a wider, global context.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • identify, interpret and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies and apply them to aerospace engineering
  • identify and synthesise the constraints posed by economic factors, safety considerations, environment impacts and professional standards on engineering practice and use them to inform professional judgements
  • determine, analyse and proficiently apply theoretical and numerical analysis of phenomena to predict, design, control and optimise the performance of aerospace engineering systems
  • research, identify, conceptualise, investigate, and interpret knowledge from modern engineering tools and techniques to synthesise a coherent approach to the solution of a problem and/or the design of a project
  • identify and critically evaluate the performance of an engineering system in terms of economics, safety and the social and physical environment, and implement approaches to minimise any adverse impact leading to sustainable development
  • show awareness of and ability to proficiently apply project management tools and methodologies to the planning and execution of projects leading to engineering solutions of a professional standard
  • develop and implement creative and innovative approaches to problem solving
  • communicate effectively on both technical and general issues with peers, associates, clients and the general public
  • operate effectively and professionally within a team environment
  • plan, organise and use resources efficiently
  • demonstrate the highest standards of personal performance
  • demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
  • understand the responsibilities of engineers to the community, the engineering profession and the industrial and business world
  • demonstrate commitment to ethical standards and legal responsibilities to the community and the profession.

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.

Structure

Level one includes the basic sciences such as mathematics, physics and chemistry, combined with one introductory aerospace engineering unit. 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.

The core discipline areas of aerospace engineering include aerodynamics, propulsion, materials, structures, avionics/control, design and dynamics/mechanics. In each of these areas, the course has a unit that lays the foundations of the discipline at level two, followed by an advanced unit that provides a significant engineering practice component at level three. For the most part, the second unit at level three is a terminal unit in the discipline but there are integrative units in level four that further build on or complement these terminal discipline units.

At level four the orientation is towards professional and project-based units. There is also an inter-faculty elective and two technical electives drawn from across the faculty.

Requirements

Refer to the course mapcourse map (http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-map.html) for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Students must complete:

  • ENG1001 Engineering design: Lighter, faster, stronger
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: Cleaner, safer, smarter
  • ENG1003 Engineering mobile apps
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • ENG2092 Advanced engineering mathematics B
  • MAE2401 Aircraft structures 1
  • 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
  • one foundation unit* or one level-one elective
  • one foundation unit* or one level-one elective
  • 30 points of level-four electives

* 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.

Foundation units

Level-one electives

  • CHE2161 Mechanics of fluids or MEC2404 Mechanics of fluids
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced*
  • ECE2041 Telecommunications
  • ECE2072 Digital systems
  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENG1021 Spatial communication in engineering
  • ENG1051 Materials for energy and sustainability
  • ENG1071 Chemistry for engineering
  • ENG1081 Physics for engineering
  • ESC1011 Planet earth: our place in the universe**
  • MAE2405 Aircraft performance
  • MNE1010 Introduction to mining
  • TRC2001 Introduction to systems engineering
  • 6-point level-one unit from any faculty for which unit prerequisites can be met

* Malaysia only

** Recommended elective

Level-four 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.

Progression to further studies

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html) page in this Handbook.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours)