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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/BSc
CRICOS code053920K
Total credit points required240
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
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 program provides an opportunity to combine studies in science with a specialisation in the field of aerospace engineering. In the double-degree course structure, restrictions have been imposed in terms of prescribed units to ensure that students pursue studies that suitably equip them for the subsequent levels in science and engineering.

Objectives

Students will acquire knowledge in the core disciplines underpinning aerospace engineering 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. They will develop a range of management skills, including project management and will gain a perspective on the rapid change of the industry, which will illustrate the need to engage in lifelong learning. This program also provides an opportunity to combine studies in several areas of science.

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

Students must complete major and minor sequences towards the science component of this double-degree. In order to pursue a particular sequence, students must take the necessary science prerequisites in their first level of study. For details of major and minor sequences in science disciplines, refer to the 'Science areas of studies and sequences - Clayton' in the Faculty of Science section of this handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/undergrad/sci-aos-clayton.html. Students should contact the appropriate science or engineering course adviser before enrolling in any level of the double-degree program, to ensure that the program they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher levels. In some special cases, students may choose to overload at levels two or three if they have not completed all of the prerequisites for their chosen science major sequences.The award of an honours degree in engineering is based on academic achievement.

Requirements

Students must complete 240 points of units as listed below. The choice of either MTH1020 and MTH1030 or MTH1030 and MTH2010 at level one is determined by the level of preparation from VCE studies. See the Faculty of Science section of this handbook under 'Mathematics' at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2010handbooks/aos/sci-ug-mathematics.html for details of MTH1020 and MTH1030.

Students in this double-degree must complete one of the following:

  • two major sequences in different science disciplines
  • a double major and a minor sequence in a different science discipline.

The engineering component requires not less than 132 points that must be obtained in units prescribed by this course list and the science component requires at least 108 points.

Level one

Select one pair of mathematics units from:

Select one pair of science units from:

  • ASP1010 Earth to cosmos - introductory astronomy and ASP1022 Life and the universe
  • BIO1011 Biology I and BIO1022 Biology II
  • CHM1011 Chemistry and CHM1022 Chemistry
  • ESC1011 Planet earth and its environment: the cosmic connection and ESC1022 Planet earth: dynamic systems, environmental change and resources
  • FIT1002 Computer programming and FIT1008 Computer science
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science and MTH1112 Numbers, logic and graphs

Total: 48 points

Level two

  • MAE2400 Engineering materials
  • MAE2402 Thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • MEC2402 Engineering design I
  • MEC2404 Fluid mechanics I
  • MTH2021 Linear algebra with applications
  • MTH2032 Differential equations with modelling, and MTH2010 Multivariable calculus (if not taken at level one)
  • PHS2011 Physics: quantum concepts and technologies
  • PHS2022 Physics for communications and measurement

Total: 48 points

Level three

  • MAE2401 Aircraft structures I
  • MAE3401 Aerodynamics
  • MAE3402 Aerospace design project
  • MAE3403 Aerospace computational mechanics
  • 24 points of approved science units to complete a major sequence in mathematics

Total: 48 points

Level four

  • MAE3404 Flight vehicle dynamics
  • MAE3405 Flight vehicle propulsion
  • MAE3406 Aerospace materials
  • MAE3407 Aircraft structures II
  • 24 points of approved science units to complete a second major sequence in science* or a double major sequence in mathematics

Total: 48 points

Level five

plus select one 6-point technical elective from:

Plus select an additional 6-point technical or inter-faculty elective

Total: 48 points

* Any sequence in science may be taken, provided the appropriate sequence requirements and prerequisites are completed. In some cases, students may elect to seek approval for an overloaded course of up to 12 points at level two or three to enable these requirements to be completed in addition to the required science units at level two.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours level in science, following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the normal science requirements for that branch of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering, with at least 96 points of science units and no more than 48 points of level one science units. Students who are considering doing honours in science prior to completing the double-degree should consult with the Faculty of Science regarding their unit selection prior to re-enrolling for level three.

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

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with a Bachelor of Science following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the normal science requirements for that branch of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering, with at least 96 points of science units and no more than 48 points of level one science units.

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with the single engineering component providing all requirements for the engineering degree have been met.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Science

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.