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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleBAeroEng/BA
CRICOS code053898C
Total credit points required240
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3404, email eng.info@eng.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-information.html#1

Description

This course enables students to complement studies in aerospace engineering by selecting units from the very wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts in the humanities, social sciences and communication. Current industry practice and guidance on professional issues such as ethics, legal, environmental and safety issues will also be covered along with an understanding of the role of the aerospace industry in a wider, global context.

Objectives

Students will acquire knowledge in the core disciplines underpinning aerospace engineering (aerodynamics, aerospace materials, aerospace structures, propulsion and aerospace instrumentation and control) and incorporate this into the design of systems and components for the aerospace industry. They will be able to formulate problems, propose innovative solutions, analyse the technical and other aspects of these and make decisions about the preferred option. This will necessarily involve working in multidisciplinary teams learning through guided practice how to handle such situations.

Graduates of the arts degree are expected to:

  • develop the intellectual capabilities inherent in the interpretation of sources of knowledge
  • develop the capacity for quantitative and qualitative analysis, critique and creative thinking in various humanities, arts and social science disciplines
  • develop an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the disciplines they study
  • become aware of the combination of personal and cultural understandings, ethical attitudes, and (where appropriate) the physical and aesthetic appreciations that underpin the traditional liberal arts education provided by the faculty
  • develop the skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, including other practical skills such as computer skills, as are appropriate to the disciplines they study
  • demonstrate the capacity to apply these studies in the changing circumstances of intellectual life and of the profession they are likely to inhabit
  • have an understanding of international trends and of the intellectual context of economic, technological and social change
  • develop the skills and attitudes required to undertake life-long learning.

Vacation work/industrial experience

In order to fulfil the requirements of the various degree regulations and Engineers Australia, all engineering students must complete 12 weeks of approved engineering work experience and submit a report on that work. Such work is normally undertaken in the vacations between second and third years and/or between third and fourth years (but may also be taken between first and second years). Students who have completed all academic requirements for their degrees are not eligible to graduate until this work experience has been completed and a satisfactory report submitted.

Professional recognition

For information about professional recognition of Faculty of Engineering courses visit http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

In the first level of study, students take the prescribed engineering units and a 12-point level one sequence in an arts discipline. Thereafter candidates undertake further studies in arts as outlined in the requirements and studies in aerospace engineering.

In selecting units in both arts and engineering, students should be aware of any constraints imposed by timetabling and the need to satisfy prerequisites for later level units. Most students will probably undertake some engineering and some arts units in each level of study.

The arts component of this double-degree will require 96 points. All disciplines must be chosen from those taught by the Faculty of Arts as listed in the 'Areas of study' section of this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/index-ug-byfaculty-arts.html. It is recommended that students obtain the current requirements for their arts component from the Faculty of Arts at the time of enrolment. Students undertaking a language discipline are advised to ensure continuity of the language study.

The award of an honours degree in aerospace engineering is based on academic achievement.

Requirements

Students require a total of 240 points, of which not less than 144 points must be obtained from the engineering units listed below. The large majority of students entering the faculty have completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), and references in the following paragraphs are to the prerequisite VCE subjects. Some domestic and international students enter the faculty with equivalent qualifications, and advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE may be obtained from the faculty administration offices. Foundation units are required for students who have not completed appropriate VCE studies.

Arts component

The arts component requires 96 points in total, consisting of*:

  • a major (48 points)
  • a minor (24 points)
  • an additional level one sequence (12 points)
  • a further 12 points of arts units.

* Two level one arts units (12 points) are taken by all students at level one of the course.

Engineering component

Level one

Core units

Plus (depending on VCE subjects completed) none or one foundation unit from:

Elective units

Students not needing a foundation unit take one or two of the following:

Total: 36 points

Level two

Total: 48 points

Level three

Total: 42 points

Level four

Total: 18 points

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (with Honours)

Where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.