Who we are
The AIAA UNSW Student Branch is the society for students studying Aerospace Engineering at UNSW. Part of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the club offers resources and opportunities for members seeking to build connections with key industry professionals and explore the Aerospace industry. AIAA UNSW runs many events; previously doing site visits to CSIRO, Qantas and Optus as well as the Sydney Section Networking Night with over 200 attendees.
The AIAA UNSW Design Build Fly team was formed in late 2018 and forms UNSW’s first entry into the annual DBF competition to be held in April 2019, in Arizona, US – here, we will be the only Australian university competing. Competition specifications vary between each year requiring fresh designs each year, with this year requiring the development of a multi-purpose aircraft to support carrier operations. Our mission is to provide students with hands-on experience and an avenue through which coursework can be applied towards an aerospace engineering project.
Major goals and achievements
- Completely Design, Build and Fly a complex RC aircraft over 2018/2019 Summer
- AU Competition against other Australian Universities
- US Competition against other universities across the world