Bachelor of Engineering - Aerospace Engineering (Honours)

RMIT University

RMIT is a national leader in aerospace engineering, with long-standing industry connections and expertise in education and research. In this industry-focused course you'll gain specialist skills in the analysis, design, and operation of sophisticated aerospace hardware and software. You'll study a range of topics such as aerodynamics, aerospace materials and structures, aerospace systems, design, dynamics and control, thermodynamics, and propulsion. Elective studies will allow you to tailor the course to suit your areas of interest and enhance your career opportunities. A practical focus combined with strong industry links ensures you'll be job-ready. There will be multiple opportunities for hands-on learning in well-equipped laboratories. You'll have the option to gain real world experience through work experience. As an aerospace engineer you'll design aircraft, develop propulsion systems, research new materials, test new engines, design spacecraft, or plan maintenance programs.

Course Fee:

Australian: $138,240
International: $145,920

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Years 1 and 2 - Studying in the Melbourne City campus, you'll gain a solid understanding of engineering, including studies in engineering, maths and mechanics. Year 3 - Your studies will move to the Bundoora campus so you can utilise specialist facilities. You'll deepen your knowledge in aerospace engineering, while getting the opportunity undertake elective studies so you can tailor the program to suit your areas of interest and enhance your career opportunities. Year 4 - You'll put theory into practice through a major professional research project, in which you will plan your research project, conduct a critical review of relevant published material, complete your research project, evaluate information, and report your findings. This is a work-integrated project done either in conjunction with industry or in a simulated engineering work environment. You'll also continue to select aerospace engineering electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Aerodynamics, Aerospace engineering, Aerospace maintenance, Aerospace science and spacecraft, Aircraft design, Aircraft systems, Aviation, Computer modelling, Mechanics (applied), Mechanics (flight), Mechanics (fluid), Mechanics (solids), Mechanics (structural).

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the RMIT Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with a major in aerospace engineering who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 are guaranteed entry with two years' credit (equivalent to 192 credit points). Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Aeronautical) with a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 may be able to receive up to 1.5 years' credit (equivalent of 144 credit points) if successful in gaining a place.

Further information:

Most graduates enter the industry immediately upon completion of their studies. Aerospace engineers graduate with skills in various fields of advanced technology which are in demand in non-aerospace organisations.


This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Aerospace Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years
City No info No Part time

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
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  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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