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ProgramsEngBE HonsBE HonsAeronautical Engineering (2023)


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Year 0 - Planning your degree

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block

Note:   Specialisations in the Aeronautical Stream

  • stream specialisation is a subset of stream electives relevant to a particular aspect of Aeronautical Engineering, such as Flight Data Analysis.
  • breadth specialisation broadens your knowledge outside the field of Aeronautical Engineering, in areas such as Humanitarian Engineering or Innovation and Entrepreneurship. If you opt to take a breadth specialisation, it takes the place of your free electives.


You have 3 specialisation combinations to choose from in the Aeronautical Stream:
  • 1 stream specialisation [18cp] + 1 free elective [6cp] or
  • 1 breadth specialisation [24cp] (no free electives) or
  • Stream electives or free electives [24cp] (no specialisation option)


Year 1 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
3MATH1002: Linear Algebra
3MATH1021: Calculus of One Variable
0ENGP1001: Professional Engagement Program 1A


Note:  All students must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of enrolment.
6AERO1560: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
6Select from
ENGG1810: Introduction to Engineering Computing
or other units.
6AMME1705: Introduction to Electromechanical Systems

Note:   MATH1021 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1921 and MATH1902.


Year 1 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
3MATH1023: Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
3MATH1005: Statistical Thinking with Data
6AMME1802: Engineering Mechanics
6AERO1400: Introduction to Aircraft Construction and Design
6AMME1362: Introduction to Engineering Materials
0ENGP1002: Professional Engagement Program 1B

Note:   MATH1023 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1923 and MATH1905.


Year 2 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics
0ENGP1003: Professional Engagement Program 1C
6AMME2000: Engineering Analysis
6AERO2710: Analysis of Aerospace Engineering Data
6ENGG2112: Multi-disciplinary Engineering

Year 2 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6AERO2703: Aircraft Performance and Operations
6AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
6AMME2200: Introductory Thermofluids
0ENGP2001: Professional Engagement Program 2A
6AERO2460: Aerospace Design 1

Year 3 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
6AERO3261: Propulsion
6AERO3360: Aerospace Structures 1
0ENGP2002: Professional Engagement Program 2B
6ENGG3112: Interdisciplinary Engineering

Year 3 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6AERO3260: Aerodynamics 1
6AERO3560: Flight Mechanics 1
6Select from
AERO3465: Aerospace Design 2
or other units.
0ENGP2003: Professional Engagement Program 2C
List
6Select from
Aeronautical Stream Elective Units
Aeronautical Engineering Project Units
AMMExxxx Specialist Elective Units
Free Electives

Year 4 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6AERO4460: Aerospace Design 3
6AMME4111: Thesis A
0ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A
List
6Select from
Aeronautical Stream Core Extension
Aeronautical Stream Elective Units
Aeronautical Engineering Project Units
AMMExxxx Specialist Elective Units
Free Electives
6Select from
AERO4260: Aerodynamics 2
AERO4360: Aerospace Structures 2


Note:  At least two units must be completed from AERO4360 (Semester 1) or AERO4560 (Semester 2) or AERO4260 (Semester 1).

Units may not also count towards specialisation requirements.

Year 4 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6AMME4112: Thesis B
0ENGP3002: Professional Engagement Program 3B
List
6Select from
Aeronautical Stream Elective Units
Aeronautical Engineering Project Units
AMMExxxx Specialist Elective Units
Free Electives
List
6Select from
Aeronautical Stream Elective Units
Aeronautical Engineering Project Units
AMMExxxx Specialist Elective Units
Free Electives
6Select from
AERO4560: Flight Mechanics 2
or other units.

Note:  At least two units must be completed from AERO4360 (Semester 1) or AERO4560 (Semester 2) or AERO4260 (Semester 1).

Units may not also count towards specialisation requirements.

Requirements for this Pathway

TypeCPCP From
18Select from
ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
ELEC2602: Digital Logic
ELEC3607: Embedded Systems
6Select from
ELEC3305: Digital Signal Processing
ELEC3608: Computer Architecture


1. Stream Specialisation in Aerospace Design

Type CP CP From
12 Select from AERO4260: Aerodynamics 2
AERO4360: Aerospace Structures 2
AERO4560: Flight Mechanics 2
AERO5200: Advanced Aerodynamics
AERO5206: Rotary Wing Aircraft
AERO5750: Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems
6 Select from AERO5400: Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis
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Note: Please check the prerequisites for the higher-level units (3000+ level) in this specialisation when planning your degree. Ensure you will be able to complete the prerequisites prior to undertaking these higher-level units.

2. Stream Specialisation in Aerospace Research

Type CP CP From
18 Select from AERO2711: Aerospace Engineering Project 1
AERO3711: Aerospace Engineering Project 2
AERO4711: Aerospace Engineering Project 3
AERO5700: Space Engineering (Advanced)
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Note: Please check the prerequisites for the higher-level units (3000+ level) in this specialisation when planning your degree. Ensure you will be able to complete the prerequisites prior to undertaking these higher-level units.

3. Stream Specialisation in Engineering Aerodynamics

Type CP CP From
6 Select from AERO5200: Advanced Aerodynamics
12 Select from AERO4260: Aerodynamics 2
AERO5206: Rotary Wing Aircraft
AMME5202: Computational Fluid Dynamics
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Note: Please check the prerequisites for the higher-level units (3000+ level) in this specialisation when planning your degree. Ensure you will be able to complete the prerequisites prior to undertaking these higher-level units.

4. Stream Specialisation in Flight Data Analysis

Type CP CP From
6 Select from AERO5500: Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv [not currently running]
12 Select from AERO4560: Flight Mechanics 2
AERO5200: Advanced Aerodynamics
AERO5206: Rotary Wing Aircraft
AERO5750: Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems
View complete Program Structure

Note: Please check the prerequisites for the higher-level units (3000+ level) in this specialisation when planning your degree. Ensure you will be able to complete the prerequisites prior to undertaking these higher-level units.

5. Breadth Specialisation in Computer Systems

6. Breadth Specialisation in Engineering Data Science

7. Breadth Specialisation in Humanitarian Engineering

8. Breadth Specialisation in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Block 0 - Introductory Computing Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1810 Introduction to Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1910 Introduction to Programming (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students must complete:

-6cp from ENGG1810 or (INFO1110 or INFO1910). For Aeronautical stream students it is recommended that ENGG1810 is taken.

Block 1 - Foundation Mathematics Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistical Thinking with Data 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Adv) 3 Semester 1
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv) 3 Semester 2

Note: Complete a minimum of 12cp including:

- Exactly 12cp of MATH1xxx units: MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable (3cp) AND MATH1002 Linear Algebra (3cp) AND MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (3cp) AND MATH1005 Statistics (3cp)

Block 2 - Projects Table (Min CP: 30,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO1560 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 6 Semester 1
AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET1960 Biomedical Engineering 1A 6 Semester 1
CHNG1108 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1004 Practical Introduction to Electrical Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1005 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 Semester 1
ENGG1800 Introduction to Engineering A 6 Semester 1
ENGG2112 Multi-disciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG3112 Interdisciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MECH1560 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6 Semester 1
MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering 6 Semester 1

Note: - Students are to select the introduction unit relevant to their stream.

- Students are to select the thesis units relevant to their stream. Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic students are to enrol in the AMME coded units. Students in both Electrical and Software are to enrol in the ELEC coded units.

Block 3 - Professional Engagement Program (PEP) Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGP1001 Professional Engagement Program 1A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1002 Professional Engagement Program 1B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1003 Professional Engagement Program 1C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2001 Professional Engagement Program 2A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2002 Professional Engagement Program 2B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2003 Professional Engagement Program 2C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3001 Professional Engagement Program 3A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3002 Professional Engagement Program 3B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: -Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete the Professional Engagement Program units of study.

- Candidates must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of study

Block 4 - Aeronautical Stream Core (Min CP: 108,Max CP: 108)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO1400 Introduction to Aircraft Construction and Design 6 Semester 2
AERO2460 Aerospace Design 1 6 Semester 2
AERO2703 Aircraft Performance and Operations 6 Semester 2
AERO2710 Analysis of Aerospace Engineering Data 6 Semester 1
AERO3260 Aerodynamics 1 6 Semester 2
AERO3261 Propulsion 6 Semester 1
AERO3360 Aerospace Structures 1 6 Semester 1
AERO3465 Aerospace Design 2 6 Semester 2
AERO3560 Flight Mechanics 1 6 Semester 2
AERO4460 Aerospace Design 3 6 Semester 1
AMME1362 Introduction to Engineering Materials 6 Semester 2
AMME1705 Introduction to Electromechanical Systems 6 Semester 1
AMME1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
AMME2000 Engineering Analysis 6 Semester 1
AMME2200 Introductory Thermofluids 6 Semester 2
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 1 6 Semester 2
AMME2500 Engineering Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME3500 System Dynamics and Control 6 Semester 1

Block 5 - Aeronautical Stream Core Extension (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO4260 Aerodynamics 2 6 Semester 1
AERO4360 Aerospace Structures 2 6 Semester 1
AERO4560 Flight Mechanics 2 6 Semester 2

Note: Please note that units taken as Aeronautical Stream Core Extension units may only count towards this collection.

They are not permitted to double-count towards a specialisation.

Block 6 - Aeronautical Stream Elective Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 6 Semester 2
AERO5206 Rotary Wing Aircraft 6 Semester 2
AERO5400 Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis 6 Semester 2
AERO5500 Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv [not currently running] 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AERO5520 Aircraft Avionics and Systems [not running in 2020] 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AERO5750 Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems 6 Semester 2
AMME4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2

Block 7 - Aeronautical Engineering Project Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO2711 Aerospace Engineering Project 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
Int July
AERO3711 Aerospace Engineering Project 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
Int July
AERO4711 Aerospace Engineering Project 3 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
Int July
AERO5700 Space Engineering (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Block 8 - AMMExxxx Specialist Elective Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME3060 Engineering Methods 6 Semester 2
AMME5060 Advanced Computational Engineering 6 Semester 2
AMME5202 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME5292 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME5510 Vibration and Acoustics 6 Semester 2
AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1

Block 9 - Free Electives (Max CP: 24)

Note: Students may take 24 credit points of free electives to complete the total number of credit points for their degree. Students may take the following units of study as free electives, provided they satisfy any prerequisite, quota, departmental permission or any other requirements of the units, and the units are not essentially the same or prohibited units for any of the other units in their degree.

(1) Any units of study from the Faculty of Engineering available to undergraduate students

(2) Any unit of study from Table S

Students may use the free electives to complete a Breadth Specialisation.

Block 10 - Specialisation - Aerospace Design Core Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5400 Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis 6 Semester 2

Block 11 - Specialisation - Aerospace Design Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO4260 Aerodynamics 2 6 Semester 1
AERO4360 Aerospace Structures 2 6 Semester 1
AERO4560 Flight Mechanics 2 6 Semester 2
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 6 Semester 2
AERO5206 Rotary Wing Aircraft 6 Semester 2
AERO5750 Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems 6 Semester 2

Block 12 - Specialisation - Aerospace Research Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO2711 Aerospace Engineering Project 1 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
Int July
AERO3711 Aerospace Engineering Project 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
Int July
AERO4711 Aerospace Engineering Project 3 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
Int July
AERO5700 Space Engineering (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Block 13 - Specialisation - Engineering Aerodynamics Core Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 6 Semester 2

Block 14 - Specialisation - Engineering Aerodynamics Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO4260 Aerodynamics 2 6 Semester 1
AERO5206 Rotary Wing Aircraft 6 Semester 2
AMME5202 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1

Block 15 - Specialisation - Flight Data Analysis Core Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5500 Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv [not currently running] 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Block 16 - Specialisation - Flight Data Analysis Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO4560 Flight Mechanics 2 6 Semester 2
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 6 Semester 2
AERO5206 Rotary Wing Aircraft 6 Semester 2
AERO5750 Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems 6 Semester 2

Block 17 - Specialisation - Computer Systems Core Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC1601 Introduction to Computer Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC2602 Digital Logic 6 Semester 1
ELEC3607 Embedded Systems 6 Semester 1

Block 18 - Specialisation - Computer Systems Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3608 Computer Architecture 6 Semester 2

Block 19 - Specialisation - Engineering Data Science Core Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
DATA2001 Data Science: Big Data and Data Diversity 6 Semester 1
DATA2002 Data Analytics: Learning from Data 6 Semester 2
DATA2901 Big Data and Data Diversity (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
DATA2902 Data Analytics: Learning from Data (Adv) 6 Semester 2
STAT2011 Statistical Models 6 Semester 1
STAT2911 Probability and Statistical Models (Adv) 6 Semester 1

Block 20 - Specialisation - Engineering Data Science Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
DATA3404 Data Science Platforms 6 Semester 1
DATA3406 Human-in-the-Loop Data Analytics 6 Semester 2

Block 21 - Specialisation - Humanitarian Engineering Core Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL3310 Humanitarian Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5320 Engineering for Sustainable Development 6 Semester 2

Block 22 - Specialisation - Humanitarian Engineering Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ASNS2665 Understanding Southeast Asia 6 Semester 1
Int February
Int July
CIVL5330 Global Engineering Field Work 6 Int February
Int July
Int December
EDUF3026 Global Poverty and Education 6 Semester 2
FASS3500 Service Learning in Indigenous Communities 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH3009 International Health Project 6 Semester 2
PMGT3857 International Project Management 6 Semester 2

Block 23 - Specialisation - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Core Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
SIEN1000 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
SIEN1001 Innovators` Skills and Actions 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
SIEN2001 Validating Ideas and Building Ventures 6 Semester 2

Block 24 - Specialisation - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CLAW2209 Intellectual Property for Business 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
DECO2015 Responsible Design for Innovation 6 Semester 2
DECO2016 Design Thinking 6 Semester 1
ENGG3216 Management of Technological Innovation 6 Semester 1
INFS2030 e-Business Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG3114 New Products Marketing 6 Semester 2
MKTG3120 Building and Managing Brands 6 Semester 1
PMGT3856 Sustainability and Knowledge Management 6 Semester 1
SIEN2210 Strategic Management 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
SIEN3001 Social Entrepreneurship 6 Semester 2
SIEN3204 Managing Organisational Sustainability 6 Semester 2
Course: Aeronautical Engineering (2023)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Requirements: Summary

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 192 credit points as follows:

► 6 credit points of Introductory Computing units

► 12 credit points of Foundation Mathematics units

► 30 credit points of from the Project table, including Thesis

► The Professional Engagement Program (PEP) Units comprising ENGP1001 (0cp), ENGP1002 (0cp), ENGP1003 (0cp), ENGP2001 (0cp), ENGP2002 (0cp), ENGP2003 (0cp), ENGP3001 (0cp) and ENGP3002 (0cp)

► 108 credit points of Aeronautical stream core units

► 12 credit points of Aeronautical Stream core extension

► 24 credit points of electives, which may include Aeronautical stream electives, AMME specialist electives, Aeronautical project units, or free electives (Engineering Electives, or a Table S elective)

The completion of a specialisation is not mandatory. If a student chooses to do a specialisation, it must be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit; subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
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