BH082 - Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

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Plan: BH082AEH23 - Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business
Award abbreviation: BEng(AeroEng)(Hons)/BBus
Total credit points: 528
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne, City Campus, Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/engineering
ASCED code: 031501
CRICOS code: 111187E

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Purpose of the Program

The combination of skills and qualifications from both the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business provides you with the capability to play a pivotal role in planning, implementing and managing aerospace projects and developments in a wide range of industries, government and non-government organisations and non-aerospace organisations; including the automotive industry, the power generation industry, software support and research organisations, that require high level business skills.

The objective of the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) is to provide you with the skills to become a highly employable and effective aerospace engineer within a national and international context. The program is designed to prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities by developing particular graduate attributes that will be of ongoing benefit to you, your industry and society.

As a graduate of this program, you will have been prepared to practise as an effective, high-level aerospace engineer. You will have demonstrated:

  • the ability to utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and the sciences which underpin engineering;
  • sound skills and an appropriate understanding of disciplines relevant to aerospace engineering and its practice;
  • suitable design skills, appropriate creativity, intellectual discipline, and professional skills relevant to working with others;
  • the ability to communicate your ideas in a way appropriate to your profession and the wider community;
  • the ability to learn in a self-directed way that will support professional extension in your working life and that will lead you  to adapt through technological and social change; and
  • the ability to investigate complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) program has a real-world focus with a problem/project-based active learning approach. In your first two years, you are exposed to the fundamentals of engineering sciences, mathematics, engineering design, and professional engineering practice. In the later years of the program, you will delve into courses with an aerospace focus.

You will undertake project courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A, OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B and AERO2362 Aerospace Systems Design Project, in which you will conduct research projects that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination of these). The capstone experience undertaken in OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

You can also broaden your skillset by completing a minor in Engineering Enterprise and Project Management, Humanitarian Innovation or Intelligent Manufacturing Technologies.

The Bachelor of Business is a generalist business education degree that prepares you for careers in diverse business professions and environments, within a global context. The degree is flexible, allowing you to develop generalist business knowledge or undertake more focused studies through a choice of majors, minors and cross-disciplinary study options. As a graduate of this program, you will develop the skills and knowledge for employment in large corporations, government, small to medium enterprises and small business, and not for profit organisations. 

The Bachelor of Business also provides a capstone experience at the conclusion of the program that is embedded in course BUSM2582 Business Graduate Folio. In the final year, this practical-based capstone course integrates outcomes of your self-directed journey for the purpose of careers, employability, further study, research, professional learning and/or self-reflection and celebration.

In the Bachelor of Business, you can choose to major in Blockchain Enabled Business, Business and Technology, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, Global Business, Strategy and Innovation, Logistics and Supply Chain, Management and Change, Marketing, Human Resource Management or Social Impact.

You can also select a minor in Accounting in Business, Behavioural Business, Behavioural Science for Future Leaders, Blockchain Enabled Business, Business Analytics, Business and Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Insights, Digital Business Development, Digital Supply Chain, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Planning, Financial Planning and Tax, Global Business, Global Procurement and Sourcing, Industrial Relations, Business Information Systems, Strategy and Innovation, Interdisciplinary and Responsible Approaches to Digital Business, International Development, International Logistics, Law and Economics, Law and Emerging Technology, Logistics and Supply Chain, Managing Global Teams, Management and Change, Marketing, New Business Creation, Open Innovation, Human Resource Management, Social and Behavioural Issues in Accounting, Social Impact, Supply Chain Analytics or Study and Work.

These programs have a real-world focus with an active learning approach and with learning activities and experiences designed to foster your development as an independent learner so you will be able to extend your capabilities once you graduate. The teaching methods may include lectorials, recorded lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical and laboratory sessions, site visits and provision of online materials.

While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered via a combination of predominantly online activities supported by some campus-based activities. 

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation 
Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.

There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit.

Pathways
Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to proceed to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/ student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent. 
For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalency web page

Prerequisites 
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or equivalent studies, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements 
A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0 or equivalent. 
For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English requirements web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates  are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

The Bachelor of Business program is not accredited by any external industry or professional body.

Industry Links

The Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours) program has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Membership is diverse and drawn from external industry and professional institutions. These committees help inform program development and ensure that program content and student learning outcomes remain closely aligned with the needs of future employers. In addition, academic staff maintain connections with industry to develop and deliver work integrated learning experiences as well as offer advice on professional careers.

The Bachelor of Business program is closely linked to industry. This takes place in various forms. In the curriculum, some courses are designed as 'work integrated learning' (WIL) courses involving discipline related industry projects as part of learning. The College of Business and Law has established Industry Advisory Committees comprising of high-profile industry representatives. The role of the committees ensures the College of Business and Law's links with industry standards and practices remain current.

Industry links are also encouraged through industry sponsored design projects usually undertake in your final year (as part of OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers and group study rooms are available at each Library. One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service.

For recommended texts and databases relevant to your discipline, refer to https://rmit.libguides.com/engineering and https://rmit.libguides.com/business-and-law.

Find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

IT and Wireless
If you have a laptop or other wireless-enabled device you can connect to RMIT’s fast Wi-Fi. While on campus, no matter how you work or where you work, you’re able to connect, collaborate and create using this secure network.

In addition, with myDesktop, you can access your RMIT desktop and applications from home or wherever you have an internet connection.

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal https://www.rmit.edu.au/students.

As well as standard word processing and data analysis software, the School also provides engineering specific computer software related to such areas as fluid dynamics, engineering drawing, design, stress analysis, project management, materials selection and automated systems.

Selected course material is available in electronic form from myRMIT. Otherwise, prescribed and recommended texts are available in the library for both short and long term loan. The library contains some past examination papers which you can use for revision, literature search facilities for use in design projects and theses, and electronic access to Australian standards which are frequently used in design projects.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/indigenous.

Student Connect

RMIT's dedicated student support team is available to assist with a variety of enquiries, ranging from enrolment to finance to wellbeing and more. Student Connect can assist you in accessing services offered by RMIT you may find helpful throughout your studies. Further information on contacting Student Connect can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/student-connect

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