C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

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Plan: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
Campus: City Campus


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: Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
Qualification national code: MEM60112
Nominal hours: 1200
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 Years
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
CRICOS code: 095308E

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Purpose of the Program

Based on consultation with the Industry Skills Council, the competencies in this program have been selected to enable graduates to work in aircraft manufacturing, design and maintenance at a paraprofessional level.

The objective of this qualification is to provide graduates with capabilities in the Aeronautical industry. On completion of this qualification you will gain Technical Knowledge and Skills, Engineering Application Ability, and Professional and Personal attributes in the specialised industrial areas of:

  • Aeronautical industry legislation requirements
  • Aircraft engineering drawing and drafting
  • Aircraft Systems (hydraulic and  pneumatic)
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics (fixed and rotary wing)
  • Project Management

As a graduate of this program you will have the necessary aeronautical industry related vocational skills for work in small, medium and large enterprises and the defence forces. The qualification covers a wide range of subject areas in the fields of aeronautical engineering at the paraprofessional level (both civil and defence). You will develop knowledge and skills in occupational health and safety regulations, aeronautical industry legislation requirements, aircraft engineering drawing and drafting, managerial and professional attributes, computer software packages, technical and practical skills, work experience placements, aviation human factors, aeronautical systems (avionics, manufacturing, propulsion, maintenance and mechanical), total quality management systems and technical investigation and troubleshooting. The program offers a specialised articulation stream if you aspire to undertake a degree.

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Articulation and pathways

The table below provides you with information about the credit agreements between the Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours):


If you have completed the:C6131 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
you may gain entry into the:BH078 Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)
Notes on GPA*:a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0
If selected, you will gain credit for:144 credit points, equivalent to a year and a half
The courses for which you 
will gain credit are:
  • AERO2248     Engineering, Society and Sustainability
  • AERO2376     Introduction to Aircraft
  • MATH2117     Engineering Mathematics C  
  • MIET2419     Mechanics and Materials 1
  • MIET2093     Computer Aided Design
  • MIET2421     Applied Thermodynamics
  • AERO2463     Computational Engineering Analysis
  • AERO2252     Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Aerospace elective exemption (12 credit points)
  • 3 student electives (36 credit points total)

* The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses. For more information see www.rmit.edu.au/students/gradingbasis/gpa   

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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12 students —there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

If candidates have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (e.g. through prior paid or voluntary work experience), they can be assessed and have these skills and knowledge formally recognised at any point during the program. There is information on the RMIT University website about the application process for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – refer to:http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

RMIT understands that people’s backgrounds and circumstances can affect their access to education and training. RMIT’s equity admissions schemes allow applicants to explain the circumstances that have adversely affected their education, and demonstrate their capacity for future academic success. All of the Advanced Diplomas offer entry through the SNAP and SEAS pathways that identify students in specific disadvantaged categories.


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External accreditation and industry links

The School has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from Aeronautical Industries based locally. The committee meets twice yearly and provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the School through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at Engineering Associate level.

The graduate capabilities for this program are designed to fulfil the requirements of the Stage 1 Competencies for Engineering Associates. The capabilities are developed and reinforced by the selected competencies incorporated in the individual courses as students progress through the program.  The range and extent of the Stage 1 competencies varies from course to course and relevant competencies are indicated by the assessment components in each course.



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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

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library.  You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources.  If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.  Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask A Librarian service.

The library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.  All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find out more information on Library resources and services at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities  to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

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