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Overview

  • Study the design, development, manufacture and maintenance of the electronic systems of military and civilian aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft, satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • Learn in the field with trips to the facilities of industry leaders and be involved in research projects.
  • Specialise in aerodynamics, aircraft control systems, avionics navigation and communications, aircraft and satellite system design.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification.
QTAC course code 412502
QUT course code EN01
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Enquiries Ask a question about this course
CRICOS code 084921G
Careers
  • Aerospace Avionics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer

Details

Electrical and aerospace engineering involves design, development, manufacture and maintenance work on the electronic systems of military and civilian aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft, satellites and uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs). If you are interested in how things work, space and flight, technology, electronics and aircraft systems, an electrical and aerospace career could be for you.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Why choose this course?

You will learn about aerodynamics, aircraft control systems, avionics navigation and communications, and specialise in the design of electronic systems for aircraft and satellite systems using systems engineering methodology. We are a major player in national avionics research and we have strong partnerships with government and industry. You'll be involved in research projects such as fixed-wing UAV and rotorcraft, aerospace vision systems, aircraft control systems and autopilot design.

Field trips provide you with a first-hand view of aerospace avionics, plus you'll interact and engage with engineers and researchers at QUT’s Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation.

Our engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years.

Expand your expertise

Your study plan for this specialisation includes the choice of a second study area.

Professional recognition

All graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia (EA) membership. EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving our graduates more career opportunities overseas.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Aerospace)

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students are required to complete 384 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First year (96 credit points): four core units 48cp + one Maths option unit 12cp + foundation strand options 36cp (include two discipline foundation units 24cp + one option unit 12cp)
  • Major: One (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) Honours level units 96cp (192 credit points)
  • Complementary Studies: 1 x 2nd major or 2 x minor (96 credit points)

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x Advanced major units 60cp

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Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

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    Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

    We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

    Subject prerequisites

    • Maths B

    You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

    I completed secondary school in Australia

    Guide to entry cut-offs

    These cut-offs are based on the previous application period. The actual cut-offs may be higher or lower.

    OP 9
    Rank 81
    Did you get an OP 1-5?

    If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

    Minimum English language requirements

    We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

    You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Speaking 6.0
    Writing 6.0
    Reading 6.0
    Listening 6.0
    Overall 6.5

    Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

    We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

    When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

    Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

    If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

    Course fees

    Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

    2018: $35,000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

    Scholarships and financial support

    You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

    These scholarships are available for this course:

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    How to apply for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Aerospace)

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    4. Checked costs and scholarships
    5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
    6. Gathered supporting documents

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