MC225 - Master of Engineering (Aerospace)

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Plan: MC225 - Master of Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation)
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: Master of Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation)
Award abbreviation: MEng(Aero&Avn)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full time (4 semesters); 4 years part time (8 semesters)
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030703
CRICOS code: 079800D

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Purpose of the Program

The fields of Aerospace and Aviation are associated with cutting edge technology and consistently lead in innovation and salary levels. This degree supports your employability in this high technology area and is particularly designed to reflect the needs of the international workforce in the aerospace and aviation industry. Graduates from the Masters Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation) program will have well-developed technical skills covering a broad range of areas in Aerospace and Aviation. The Asian region is the key growth area for the Aviation market, where double digit growth rates in air traffic exist in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Massive passenger growth means many more aircraft, larger and more airports, and larger and new airlines. All of these lead to more aerospace engineers, and more aviation related employees. These all will need more leaders as these areas grow and this program is intended to provide graduates with the advanced skills to be leaders in this area.

The objectives of this program are to educate you as an aerospace and aviation industry professional who is able to:

  • analyse complex engineering assets in the aerospace and aviation environment, and develop engineering, scientific and technological solutions to ensure problem-free operations;
  • find innovative solutions from an array of possibilities through systematic problem solving and engineering / technological systems design methodologies operating in the aerospace and aviation industry;
  • analyse and implement novel solutions for aerospace and aviation systems for challenging problems and opportunities;
  • communicate with a wide range of key aerospace and aviation industry stakeholders in professional and effective manner;
  • build, lead and work with teams with trust and respect;
  • achieve results in an industry characterised by global completion and driven by rapidly changing market forces.

In this program you will undertake a capstone project with the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or the alternative of taking both of the 24 credit point courses OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2). In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or engineering management application.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in engineering you may be eligible for exemptions as follows:

Qualification levelExemptionsRemaining program duration
Graduate Certificate in the same disciplineUp to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate Diploma in the same disciplineUp to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Upon successful completion of the Master of Engineering you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements. More specifically, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in Postgraduate Research Programs.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirments

An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in aerospace or mechanical engineering or aviation science, or equivalent; or

An Australian bachelor degree from an engineering or science discipline with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 and at least three years of relevant professional experience in aerospace/aviation industry related company or organisation in managerial and/or engineering roles (e.g. aeronautical products design and certification, continuing airworthiness management, aircraft maintenance, aerospace research and development, airline operations management, air traffic control, aircraft piloting, etc.), or equivalent; or

Experienced professionals without formal academic qualifications shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. Professional experience includes at least ten years work experience as a Licensed (Civil or Military):

  • Airline Transport (or military aircraft) Pilot, including management roles (e.g. chief pilot, staff officer, etc); or
  • Air Traffic Controller, including management roles; or
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, including engineering and management roles (e.g. airworthiness manager, quality control/assurance officer, etc.)


  • Evidence of at least 150 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) through in-house or professional organisation run training.

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

English language requirements:

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

Credit Transfer and Recognised Prior Learning

Some applicants may be eligible for credit. Please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section for further information. 

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Master of Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation) is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation) may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

Industry Links
This program has strong links with industry through its Industry Advisory Committee and through research and teaching collaborations. Many of the staff teaching within the program are from local industry or have extensive previous industry experiences and well-developed contact networks, and many are currently engaged in industry funded research projects. These attributes, when integrated into teaching and courseware development, ensure that your learning experience is industry-relevant and work-integrated. The Research Project course, undertaken in the second year of the program, provides opportunities for Work Integrated Learning through industry-based projects.

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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

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