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BE(Hons) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering-Dual Major

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
38432 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

This program combines studies in mechanical engineering with additional specialist study and project work in the aerospace and aviation industry. Aerospace engineering is concerned with the design, manufacture and operation of aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, spacecraft and ground support facilities. It is a particularly challenging discipline because of the need for light-weight but highly reliable aircraft and spacecraft. Cutting-edge technology and design are key in this field. Aerospace engineering projects tend to be multidisciplinary in nature because of the scientific content of many of the payloads and the complex thermo-physical aspects of hypervelocity atmospheric flight. All workers in this field must be adept at incorporating technology from outside their immediate specialty.

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering specialisation includes the same compulsory courses as the Mechanical Engineering specialisation. All students study aerospace propulsion, design and manufacturing and then specialise in either the aeronautical or space engineering stream to obtain the dual major. Students can study topics such as flight mechanics, aerospace materials, space physics and astrophysics, hypersonic aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics. In fourth-year, a thesis or a major design project can be chosen from a range of aerospace topics. For those interested in higher degree study in the space field, the program provides core material on which to build.

Employment opportunities:

Because the degree program is based on the Mechanical Engineering program students will be fully qualified as a mechanical engineer and will have the same employment opportunities as mechanical engineers. UQ Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduates not only have generic skills that give them an advantage in traditional mechanical engineering roles, as the discipline increasingly relies on high technology, but also have the specialised training that enables them to apply engineering and scientific techniques to aerospace-based situations.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:6/89
  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

 For International students:

  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, equivalent qualifications of Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

      Course Code     Course Title 

      Part A - Compulsory:
      Year 1:

  • ENGG1100 Engineering Design
  • ENGG1200 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
  • ENGG1211 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]
  • ENGG1400 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
  • ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • [MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]    (or)
  • [MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • [MATH1052 Calculus and Differential Equations    (or)
  • [MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

      Year 1 or Year 2, Semester 2:

  • ENGG1300 Introduction to Electrical Systems

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • [MATH2000 Calculus & Linear Algebra II    (or)
  • [MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
  • MECH2300 Structures & Materials
  • MECH2305 Introduction to Engineering Design and Manufacturing
  • MECH2410 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • MECH2100 Machine Element Design
  • MECH2210 Intermediate Mechanical & Space Dynamics
  • MECH2700 Engineering Analysis I

      Year 3, Semester 1:

  • MATH2010 Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MECH3300 Finite Element Method & Fracture Mechanics
  • MECH3400 Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • MECH3600 Engineering Management & Communication
  • STAT2201 Analysis of Engineering & Scientific Data

      Year 3, Semester 2:

  • MECH3100 Mechanical Systems Design
  • MECH3200 Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations
  • MECH3410 Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH3750 Engineering Analysis II

      Year 4:

  • AERO4100 Aero Design and Manufacturing
  • AERO4450 Aerospace Propulsion
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment
  • METR4201 Control Engineering 1
  • ENGG4011 Professional Engineering Project
  • MECH4500 Engineering Thesis [1]
  • MECH4501 Engineering Thesis [1]
  • MECH4552 Major Design Project [1]

      Part B Electives:

      B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Courses:

  • CHEM1090 Introductory Chemistry [3]
  • MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

      B1 - Introductory Electives:

  • CHEM1100 Chemistry 1
  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • ENGG1600 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics

      Part B4 - Advanced Electives:

  • AERO4200 Flight Mechanics & Avionics
  • AERO4300 Aerospace Composites
  • AERO4470 Hypersonics & Rarefied Gas Dynamics
  • AERO4800 Space Engineering
  • MECH4480 Computational Fluid Dynamics

      End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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