MC225 - Master of Engineering (Aerospace)

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Plan: MC225P16 - Master of Engineering (Aerospace)
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: Master of Engineering (Aerospace)
Award abbreviation: MEng (Aero)
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: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 030703
CRICOS code: 088786M

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Purpose of the Program

The main objective of the Master of Engineering (Aerospace) program is to develop advanced knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries. The program aims to provide you with skills to step up as project leaders, consultants and managers with the knowledge and skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in aerospace and aviation organisations. 

You will gain state of the art knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering and related technologies, combined with advanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, project management and research skills.

At the completion of the program you will be equipped to further your career aspirations in aerospace engineering, operations, or consultancy in aviation, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, etc. as:

  • R&D leader introducing new technologies and research and development
  • Team Leader implementing operational strategies
  • Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a unit
  • Consultant providing specialist technical advice to industry.

The program requires in-person attendance, but also takes advantage of the capabilities of Blackboard, the online learning management system that is available to all students and provides scope for collaboration and remote access.

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 completed shared courses from MC238 Master of Engineering (Airworthiness), you will be eligible for relevant credit transfers. 

If you have completed MC225 MEng (Aerospace) you will meet the eligibility criteria to apply for DR215 PhD (Aerospace Engineering). If you require further details on programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook or the relevant program manager or program admissions officer.

Dual Award

The Master of Engineering (Aerospace) program has a dual masters agreement with the FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany.

Five students per year have the opportunity to take part in each of the dual masters programs, and would qualify to receive a master's degrees from both RMIT and the partner institution. 

Eligibility and selection criteria for admission into the dual award apply as follows:  

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the single award program MC225 Master of Engineering (Aerospace)
  • Selection: Academic merit (based on cumulative GPA)

Students who are interested in a dual master program need to discuss a suitable study plan with the MC225 Program Manager either before their first semester or in the first week of first semester, to ensure a suitable study plan is followed.

Formal application to the School will be due in the semester preceding your first semester at FH Aachen (either your second or third semester of study depending on the study plan chosen). The deadline for this will be communicated to you by the School.

Further support for this exchange will be available through RMIT's Global Mobility website.

International students who wish to transfer into the dual award must be aware of the impact on their student visa and post study work rights and should consider the following: 

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) will be cancelled while studying in Germany. This may affect your Australian student visa. 
  • During the second year of studies, whilst in Germany, students will be required to pay fees to RMIT in accordance with the RMIT fee schedules and deadlines. 

Information on student visas and post study work rights is available via the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen

Students that commence their studies at RMIT in MC225 Master of Engineering (Aerospace) and wish to complete their studies at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen have two options: completion of 2 semesters at RMIT and 2 semesters at FH Aachen (2+2) or; completion of 3 semesters at RMIT and 1 semester at FH Aachen (3+1).

RMIT students going to FH Aachen (2+2)

Students need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the RMIT program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the FH Aachen matched courses that are provided in credit, and the FH Aachen courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC225 Master of Engineering (Aerospace) and FH Aachen Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering).

RMIT CoursesFH Aachen Matched CoursesFH Aachen Courses to Complete

AERO2562 Aircraft & Air Transportation

AERO2566 Aerospace Materials

AERO2564 Thermofluids and Propulsion Systems

AERO2568 Aerospace Design and Optimisation

AERO2515 Avionics and ATM Systems

AERO2563 Aerodynamics and Flight Performance

AERO2517 Advanced Aircraft Structural Analysis

AERO2565 Flight Dynamics and Control

OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

64001 Aircraft & Air Transportation

64002 Aerospace Materials

62914 Propulsion System Integration

61911 Environment Effects of Aircraft Propulsion

61901 Advanced Control Technology

62913 Aircraft Design 2

64003 Avionics and ATM Systems

62911 Transonic Aerodynamics

62901 Structural Dynamics

61912 Dynamics of Flight & Flight Control

62904 Flight Simulation Technology

64004 Research Methods in Engineering

69000 Master's Thesis

69001 Colloquium

AND complete Four (4) courses from the following {

  September intake
  62902 Advanced Finite Element Methods
  62905 Advanced Measurement and Control Systems
  62915 Advanced Space Propulsion
  62916 Space Mission Engineering
  62917 Space Utilization and Exploration Project 

  General Competencies Modules (September intake)
  61941 Entrepreneurship
  61943 Technisches Deutsch
  62943 Other Faculty Electives
  62944 Critical Thinking and the Scientific Method

  March intake
  61913 Aircraft Design 1
  61915 Space Environment
  61916 Space Mission Analysis and Design
  61905 Hypersonic Aerodynamics and Atmospheric Entry
  61904 Actuator Systems

  General Competencies Modules (March intake)
  61942 Engineering meets Design
  62941 Negotiation Strategies and Scientific Reasoning
  62942 Advanced Project Management (Microsoft Project)
  62943 Other Faculty Electives }

RMIT students going to FH Aachen (3+1)

Students need to successfully complete the first 3 semesters of the RMIT program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the FH Aachen matched courses that are provided in credit, and the FH Aachen courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC225 Master of Engineering (Aerospace) and FH Aachen Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering).

RMIT CoursesFH Aachen Matched CoursesFH Aachen Courses to Complete

AERO2562 Aircraft & Air Transportation

AERO2566 Aerospace Materials

AERO2564 Thermofluids and Propulsion Systems

AERO2568 Aerospace Design and Optimisation

AERO2515 Avionics and ATM Systems

AERO2563 Aerodynamics and Flight Performance

AERO2517 Advanced Aircraft Structural Analysis

AERO2565 Flight Dynamics and Control

OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

Any Three (3) elective courses from the list of electives in the program plan

64001 Aircraft & Air Transportation

64002 Aerospace Materials

62914 Propulsion System Integration

61911 Environment Effects of Aircraft Propulsion

61901 Advanced Control Technology

62913 Aircraft Design 2

64003 Avionics and ATM Systems

62911 Transonic Aerodynamics

62901 Structural Dynamics

61912 Dynamics of Flight & Flight Control

62904 Flight Simulation Technology

64004 Research Methods in Engineering

69000 Master's Thesis

69001 Colloquium

FH Aachen students coming to RMIT

Students that commence their studies at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences in Aachen in the Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering) and wish to complete their studies at RMIT need to successfully complete the first 2 semesters of the FH Aachen Master program including the prescribed courses as detailed in the course mapping table below. The table also provides the RMIT matched courses that are provided in credit, and the RMIT courses (to be completed) to be eligible for award in RMIT MC225 Master of Engineering (Aerospace) and FH Aachen Master of Science (Aerospace Engineering). Students from FH Aachen are only able to commence studies at RMIT from July each year (mid-year intake, semester 2).

FH Aachen CoursesRMIT Matched CoursesRMIT Courses to Complete

64406 Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering

62914 Propulsion System Integration

65802 Aerospace Propulsion/Aircraft Engines

65802 Flight Mechanics 1

62911 Transonic Aerodynamics
plus one from the following

{ 65801 Aerodynamics, or

  63408 Fluid Mechanics 1 and

  64407 Fluid Mechanics 2 }

62901 Structural Dynamics

62913 Aircraft Design 2

61912 Dynamics of Flight & Flight Control

61901 Advanced Control Technology

61911 Environmental Effects of Aircraft Propulsion

AERO2562 Aircraft & Air Transportation

AERO2564 Thermofluids and Propulsion Systems

AERO2563 Aerodynamics and Flight Performance

AERO2517 Advanced Aircraft Structural Analysis

AERO2565 Flight Dynamics and Control

AERO2568 Aerospace Design and Optimisation

AERO2461 Engineering Sustainability in Aviation

AERO2566 Aerospace Materials

AERO2515 Avionics and ATM Systems

OENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1

OENG1120 Research Methods in Engineering

OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2

AERO2321 Aviation Safety Systems

Any elective course from MC225P16 program structure Option list

 

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

An Australian Bachelor of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering degree, or equivalent, in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics or automotive engineering, with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of equal to or greater than 2.5 out of 4.0; or

An Australian Master of Engineering or PhD, or equivalent, in the fields of aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics or automotive engineering.

Applicants with a GPA less than 2.5 out of 4.0 may be considered on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given to at least two years' relevant work experience in industry.

International qualifications are assessed for equivalence with the above Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications.

English Language Requirements

International applicants: A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

Local applicants with international qualifications: If your four year International Bachelor degree was not taught in English you must undertake an IELTS test and achieve a 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.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord of which Australia is a signatory of the international agreement, recognition of professional engineer’s status is offered by countries including USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and others. Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of engineering programs that leads to the professional engineer’s qualification. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international benchmarks. For further information visit: www.washingtonaccord.org

This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. However, accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation timelines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

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 Master's 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

Resources available from the Library:

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. 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 and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

For text and reference books, and journals relevant to aerospace engineering, refer to http://rmit.libguides.com/aerospaceeng

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

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, myRMIT.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
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We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information on student services here

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