- About Aerospace Engineering
- Why Study Aerospace Engineering
- Program Structure & Course Information
- Graduate Attributes
- Enrolment Information
The Aerospace Engineering program provides students with a broad education designed to give them the skills necessary to become professional aerospace engineers. The first two years of Aerospace Engineering are identical to those in the degree of Mechanical Engineering. In year three, specialized courses are offered in areas such as Aerospace Materials and Structures, Space Vehicle Design, and Astrophysics. In the final (fourth) year, students undertake some compulsory core subjects in Aerospace Propulsion, Aerospace Navigation and Guidance, Aeronautical Engineering, High Speed Aerodynamics and management and also select three courses from a wide range of electives including Advanced Propulsion, Aerodynamics (Maths based), Advanced topics in Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Vibrations, Astrophysics, and Atmospheric and environmental Physics. A final year project gives students an opportunity to integrate the skills they have learnt and employ them in a practical application in Aerospace Engineering. These projects range from rocket experiments to working on solar powered / human powered aircraft.
Graduates in Aerospace Engineering have a major advantage regarding future employment. While they have an opportunity of gaining employment in the exciting and ever expanding area of Aerospace Engineering, they can also find employment in all Mechanical Engineering areas, as a result of the sound base in Mechanical Engineering obtained during the Aerospace program.