MC225 - Master of Engineering (Aerospace and Aviation)

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Plan: MC225DE - 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: Distance Education
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030703
CRICOS code:

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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 will 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

In general, Engineers Australia does not accredit one year postgraduate programs such as this one. However, you can be admitted to membership of Engineers Australia as:

  • A graduate from an accredited undergraduate program. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • A graduate from a non-accredited degree and completing a competency report. The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • An experienced engineering professional. The career grade and discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More details for membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

Industry Links

This program has strong links with the industry through its Program Advisory Committees, research and teaching collaborations. Many of the teaching staff within the program are from local industry or have extensive previous industry experiences, well developed contact networks, who currently engaged with many industry funded research projects. These attributes ensure, when integrated in to teaching and courseware development, that your learning experience is industry relevant and work-integrated. The course Research Project which is undertaken in the second year of the Master degree 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

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you may access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the University Library.  
Resources include comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD's, magazines, slides, films etc.  You may also may use of computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software and access the expanding virtual collection of electronic 
resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc. all of which are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day. You can find more information on library resources and services at:
The distance learning mode of courses will be supported by existing facilities on the RMIT learning hub. You will have access to the Blackboard learning system that is managed by the course coordinator.  RMIT has many web-based interactive online collaborative tools installed on the Blackboard system to support virtual classroom, video conferencing and web cast sessions.  Through these functionalities, you can listen to lectures, interact with the lecturer, and work in small groups in much the same way as if you are co-located.
For courses that require special software for demonstration and assignment purposes, you will find the required software and facilities on the learning hub.

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