Technology Aeronautical Engineering (CDF)

full-time equivalent
Additional selection criteria: 
Defence Force Recruiting Process.
Assumed knowledge: 
Mathematics and Physics.

The Chief of Defence Force Students Program in Engineering offers the opportunity for students entering UNSW Canberra with a high Entrance Rank, and who maintain a high level of performance in their studies, to undertake research in a range of disciplines that will develop their critical thinking and independent research skills beyond that available in the standard Engineering program.

In Year 1 of the program, students will be engaged with cohort activities so as to develop and maintain their interest and continuing involvement in the program via invited lectures, seminars, general reading and social events. Commencing in Year 2, the research projects, each offered as separate courses, will be supervised by academic staff from the same or closely related discipline. Students in the research courses may work independently or as part of a team, depending on the nature of the project undertaken, though all students will submit individual assessment. Final assessment, due by the end of session, will be based on a written paper and an oral presentation.

The Program is of three years duration, and is awarded as a pass degree. There is provision for students who have completed the BTech to upgrade it to a BE degree in Aeronautical Engineering by undertaking at least 18 months further study at a later stage.

The Programs is in the process of being accredited by Engineers Australia.

Undergraduate CDF Coordinator:
Dr Matt Woolley
Undergraduate Student Enquiries:
Ph: (02) 6268 8269