Aeronautical Engineering (Hons) - Non-Defence

full-time equivalent
Additional selection criteria: 
Lodge a UNSW Canberra application online
Assumed knowledge: 
Mathematics and Physics

Aeronautical Engineering is the study of the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and control of machines or vehicles operating in the Earth's atmosphere or in outer space.

The design of a flight vehicle is complex and demands knowledge of many engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, propulsion systems, structural design, materials, avionics, and stability control systems. Mainaining and operating a flight vehicle requires an understanding of materials, reliability and maintenance, structural analysis for necessary repairs, together with knowledge of disciplines within the design process.

If you select the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Aeronautical at UNSW Canberra, you will study subjects such as engineering practice and design, computational problem solving, programming, mathematics, physics, engineering materials, aircraft and systems design, cyber security, and applied thermodynamics and propulsion. You will spend at least 60 days gaining practical engineering experience in the workplace during your degree, and you will undertake your own capstone research project in your final year. Your degree will also be accredited with Engineers Australia, which means that you will be qualified to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

As an Aeronautical Engineer you could work in aircraft, defence or space industries on the design and manufacture of light aircraft, passenger aircraft and military jets.  Engineering graduates also work in the airline industry on aircraft acquisitions, maintenance and configuration as well as manufacturing engineers working in manufacturing companies, process engineering, warehousng and logistics, business and operations modelling, and transport.

Key features:

– UNSW Canberra is the only Australian Engineering School to equip engineering students with vocational level competencies, providing a practical foundation for professional Engineers.

– UNSW Canberra has purpose built workshops and facilities, with dedicated workspaces, workshop tools, machines and welding equipment.

– UNSW Canberra has the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia.


Undergraduate Discipline Coordinator (Aero):
Dr Jong-Leng Liow
Undergraduate Student Enquiries:
Ph: (02) 6268 8269