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What will I learn?

Aerospace engineers push the boundaries of what is possible. They develop new technologies and materials for aeronautical, space and defence industries.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?

Our Master of Engineering (Aerospace) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:

take courses in space vehicle design.
study applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering.
build skills in business and project management.
pursue specialist topics according to interests and career goals—from Aircraft Design to Fracture Mechanics.
undertake a significant research project.

To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.

Where could it take you?

You could develop better combat droids, jet engines, or laser-guided weapons systems. You might be an aerospace technician or drafter. Perhaps you’ll plan, build and test robotic systems with artificial intelligence, or engineer the next generation of satellites.

Potential careers

Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Noise Control Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Vibrations Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer

Degree Structure

The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.

Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program, and accredited under the Washington Accord will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.

The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

071199C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,000.00 (25,30,253) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 24 July 2023

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

For international students

A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5 in the field of Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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