Aerospace Engineering

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UAC Code: 
425050
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Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
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Yes
Renee Wootton

One special experience saw us enjoy a week of flying at Bankstown airport on a single engine, Diamon 40 plane as part of an aerospace aircraft propulsion and performance course.

Renee Wootton

What's it all about?

■  Take flight in this exciting degree, which focuses on the science and practice of air and space flight; the design, development, testing and production of aerospace vehicles; the maintenance and operation of aircraft; and aerospace research. Owing to the international nature of the aerospace industry, you receive the same depth of understanding as professional aerospace training programs in other industrial countries.

What does it include?

■  Our Aerospace Engineering degree focuses its teaching towards airborne vehicles in a way that matches future employment prospects in Australia (like aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion and structures). The final-year course involves a team project integrating all aspects of aircraft design to meet a defined mission specification. To get you work ready, you'll apply your skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Where will you work?

■  Graduates can work on the design and manufacture of flight vehicles, their operation with major satellite companies or airlines, and in research for civil and military aerospace organisations. Employment is also found in the space industry, in defence and as a consultant to both sectors. The skills you gain are also highly sought after in non-aerospace industries like automotive and power.

Dual degrees

■  Dual degrees are a great way of graduating with a wider breadth of knowledge, better preparing you for your future career. For more information, visit our dual degrees page to find one that suits your interests.

Sample Program Outlines*

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics This course is only offered in Semester 1. Dual Degree students may find it beneficial to move this course to the following year.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
AERO3410 Aerospace Structures This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN2400 before enrolling in this course.
AERO3660 Flight Performance, Propulsion This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300, MMAN2600 and MMAN2700 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4110 and AERO4620.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
AERO3110 Aerospace Design This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN2100 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4110.
AERO3630 Aerodynamics This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN2600 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
AERO4110 Aerospace Design Project A This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete AERO3110 and AERO3660 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4120.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
AERO4120 Aerospace Design Project B This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete AERO4110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
AERO4620 Dynamics of Aerospace Vehicles This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete AERO3660 and MMAN3200 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
Read more General Education Elective Carry out an initial design study within a simulated industrial environment as a team.
Read more General Education Elective You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty
Read more Professional Elective Recommendations for each degree in link. Bioinformatics students must take level 4+ COMP Professional Electives.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
ACCT1501 Accounting & Financial Management 1A This unit should benefit students who wish to specialise in accounting, and will also be of value to students whose primary interest lies elsewhere in the field of business.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations and People

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 In order to understand the workings of markets and the economy, one has to take on an 'economic mindset'. This introductory course covers the fundamental principles that economists use to understand and analyse economic behaviour.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics This course is only offered in Semester 1. Dual Degree students may find it beneficial to move this course to the following year.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
AERO3410 Aerospace Structures This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN2400 before enrolling in this course.
AERO3660 Flight Performance, Propulsion This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300, MMAN2600 and MMAN2700 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4110 and AERO4620.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
AERO3110 Aerospace Design This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN2100 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4110.
AERO3630 Aerodynamics This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN2600 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
AERO4110 Aerospace Design Project A This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete AERO3110 and AERO3660 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4120.
AERO4620 Dynamics of Aerospace Vehicles This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete AERO3660 and MMAN3200 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
AERO4120 Aerospace Design Project B This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete AERO4110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link
Read more Commerce Stream Elective For UNSW Business Commerce Course information click the link

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students can enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge: Student has achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers ENGG1811 is the preferred computing course for the AERO, MANFBH, streams. This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The preferred computing course for the Mechatronic stream. Required for all Bioinformatics degrees. The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisites: MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251. MATH2018 is an alternative. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2019 with MATH2011 & MATH2121. Students undertaking the Physics Major are required to replace MATH2019 with MATH2069 & MATH2121.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing MMAN2130 is offered all year round and is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundationmechanics course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 This course is only offered in Semester 2 and you must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for AERO3630 and AERO3660.
Read more 1st Year Engineering Elective Recommendations for each degree in link.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MATH1231/41 and MMAN1300 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prequisite for AERO3410 and MMAN3400.
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics This course is only offered in Semester 1. Dual Degree students may find it beneficial to move this course to the following year.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course is available all year round and can be completed in the space of a Year 1 Elective. It has no prerequisites and it isn't one itself for any other courses in this degree plan. However, ELEC1111 must be completed in order for this degree to be acheived.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
AERO3410 Aerospace Structures This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN2400 before enrolling in this course.
AERO3660 Flight Performance, Propulsion This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300, MMAN2600 and MMAN2700 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4110 and AERO4620.
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete MMAN1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. For Dual Degrees with Physics, this course is a prerequisite for PHYS3112. BE/BSc students taking the Mathematics Major need to replace MATH2089 with MATH2301 & MATH2801. Offered all year round.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
AERO3110 Aerospace Design This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN2100 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4110.
AERO3630 Aerodynamics This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete MMAN2600 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication This course is only offered in Semester 2. It is a prerequisite for MMAN4010.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4010 Thesis A This course is offered all year round. MMAN3000 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
AERO4110 Aerospace Design Project A This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete AERO3110 and AERO3660 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4120.
AERO4620 Dynamics of Aerospace Vehicles This course is offered in Semester 1 only and you must complete AERO3660 and MMAN3200 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN4020 Thesis B This course is offered all year round. MMAN4010 is a prerequisite for this course. Ensure you choose a great supervisor for this! Be sure to ask past students for their advice on who they'd recommend in each field.
AERO4120 Aerospace Design Project B This course is offered in Semester 2 only and you must complete AERO4110 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prerequisite for any other course.
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses
Read more Science Stream Elective Please read the UNSW handbook for further information on selecting courses

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only and are not an exhaustive list of the possible degree combinations or program structures. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.