Bachelor of Technology - Aeronautical

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Intended for students with an interest in aviation, aeronautics and flying who wish to have the option of expanding their studies towards becoming an accredited professional in an engineering field. The only course of its kind in Western Australia, aeronautical technology deals with the science and technology of aviation, including aircraft systems, materials and manufacturing technology, and aircraft operation. Areas of study include a foundation in science and mathematics, along with engineering mechanics, computer-aided design, engineering materials, and thermodynamics and fluids. It also covers specific aviation science subjects such as aircraft systems and structures, aircraft propulsion and aerodynamics. Students will also gain an understanding of the operation and performance of aircraft from the point-of-view of an aviation technologist. The course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to the aviation industry, and, along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem-solving, team work and project work. As a result, students will have multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, and will graduate with strong analytical skills and the ability to contribute to complex projects. Provided appropriate electives are chosen, graduating students can apply to articulate into ECU's Master of Engineering course, specialising in either Mechanical or Civil Engineering. This enables students to achieve professional engineer status after a further two years of study.

Structure

  • 25 units
  • 360 credit points
  • practicum placement

Subjects

  • Fundamentals of Flight
  • Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • Aircraft Systems
  • Technology Practicum
  • Aircraft Propulsion

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can complete bridging units during the first year of their studies, if required, if students have not passed one or more of these subjects.

Study pathways

Master of Engineering: Provided appropriate electives are chosen, graduating students can apply to articulate into ECU's Master of Engineering course (specialising in either Mechanical or Civil Engineering) enabling students to achieve professional engineer status after a further two years of study.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup International: $90,750 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Related careers: Aeronautical Technologist, Mechanical Technologist

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