The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Selection Rank
80.25
85.95 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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UAC code

482707
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

UON program code: 40181

Program handbook

Description

Aerospace systems engineering involves a systems approach to the design, efficient operation and modification of high-tech devices for the aeronautical and defence industries. A key challenge for the development of aerospace systems is the need to be as light-weight as possible, yet highly reliable. Aerospace systems engineers need to understand and control the response of aerospace vehicles to complex interactions between sensors, controllers, actuators and other aircraft subsystems to ensure trouble-free, safe and efficient operations. Aerospace systems engineering principles deal with the complementary design of aircraft subsystems to ensure they work in unison, without conflict and to ensure the high levels of reliability required in aerospace operations.

The aerospace companies who maintain and upgrade Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters are based in Newcastle. This degree was designed in collaboration with industry partners to serve the unprecedented local and international demand for specialist aerospace systems engineering skills.

All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12-weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at1 Jun 2020 12:40 am
Program code40181
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus80.2585.95

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would be an advantage (Biology, Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Biology, Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available here.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Program requirements

The Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours) program is a four year program in which students complete 320 units, which is comprised of:

  • 260 units of core courses;
  • 20 units of mathematics core courses;
  • 10 units of Aerospace Systems Engineering directed courses; and
  • 30 units of electives. 

The Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours) program commences in 2019 and will progressively roll out courses across the four years of the program. In 2019 all first year courses will be available for enrolment. In 2020 all first and second year courses will be available for enrolment. In 2021 all first, second, and third year courses will be available for enrolment. In 2022, all four years of the courses will be available. As a result of the roll out process, and the education scaffolding between years that is inherent in engineering programs, students entering this program with advanced standing (i.e. credit) will not be able to complete the program before 2022.

Please note: New courses will be added to the program handbook at a later date, as such they will not appear in the program structure. Students will be notified when the new courses are added to the program handbook.  

Students should be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level unit courses when selecting their elective pathway.

An elective pathway gives students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or to specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or to undertake study overseas.

Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the program convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.

Mathematics Pathways: 

Students with a Band 3 or 4 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120.

Students who do not meet the enrolment requisite for MATH1110 must take MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics. For these students MATH1002 will count for 10 units of electives with 20 units total remaining. Students undertaking this pathway will need to be aware of the 1000 level unit restrictions when enrolling in their remaining elective courses.

 


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Elective pathways

These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours) students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.


Transition arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional documents" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Please note: New courses will be added to the program handbook at a later date, as such they will not appear in the program structure. Students will be notified when the new courses are added to the program handbook.  

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH1110Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO2000Aircraft Performance and Operations
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and Control
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2360Dynamics of Machines
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2430Mechanics of Solids 1
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2710Fluid Mechanics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO3000Flight DynamicsNot currently offered10 units
AERO3400Aerospace Propulsion SystemsNot currently offered10 units
AERO3600Embedded Control Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MCHA3400Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA3500Mechatronics Design 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO4100Aircraft Systems and AvionicsNot currently offered10 units
AERO4500Aerospace System DesignNot currently offered10 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Mathematics Core

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120 Option

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220 Option

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AERO4300Aircraft Structural DesignNot currently offered10 units
AERO4600Automatic Flight Control SystemsNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Students who do not meet the enrolment requisite for MATH1110 must take MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics. For these students MATH1002 will count for 10 units of electives.

Complete 30 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

30 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours) uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.


Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.