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3277

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering

Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBAeroEng/BA
CRICOS code053898C
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3277
Contact details

Visit the Engineering contacts page

Arts: visit http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us

Course coordinator

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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking one additional unit (above the standard four units - 24 credit points) per semester twice in the later stages of the degree.

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.

Outcomes

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/2012handbooks/undergrad/eng-03.html

Structure

This course consists of:

(a.) 156 points of aerospace engineering studies composed of core and elective units, and foundation units if required

(b.) 96 points of arts studies composed of major and minor studies, and additional units which may be chosen to form a second minor.

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

Requirements

Arts component

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

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further 12 points of arts units at first, second or third-year level

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

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/2013handbooks/aos/index-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.

Engineering component

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.

Level one

Core units
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG1091 Mathematics for engineering
  • MAE1041 Introduction to aerospace engineering
  • MAE1042 Introduction to aircraft structures and dynamics
Foundation units

Students who have not completed VCE units 3 and 4 of Chemistry or Physics and/or Specialist mathematics should select one or two appropriate foundation units(s) from:

Total Eng: 24, 30 or 36 points

Level two

Total Eng: 54 points

Level three

Total Eng: 48 points

Level four

Core units
Elective units

Select none, one or two units* from the following:

Preferred elective:

Other electives:

* Students who completed two foundation units do not select any electives. Students who completed one foundation unit complete one elective. Students who did not require a foundation unit complete two electives.

** Students need to have achieved an aggregate score of at least 70 per cent to enrol in this unit.

*** Subject to departmental approval.

Total Eng: 18, 24 or 30 points

Alternative exit(s)

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

Award(s)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (with Honours)
Bachelor of Arts

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.