Engineering degrees offered by UNSW Canberra aim to provide outstanding engineering education to the future leaders of the Australian Defence Force and to non-defence students to pursue excellence through contributions to the engineering profession, industry and the community. The program is of four years duration and the degree may be awarded at Honours Class I, Honours Class II, Division I or Honours Class II, Division II. These Honours levels will be displayed on the final testamur. Candidates who do not achieve Honours Class 1 or 2 will receive a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aeronautical Engineering with no honours level displayed. The engineering programs at UNSW Canberra have been granted full accreditation by Engineers Australia. Aeronautical engineering is the study of the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and control of machines or vehicles operating in the Earth's atmosphere or in outer space. The design of a flight vehicle is quite complex and demands a knowledge of many engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, propulsion systems, structural design, materials, avionics, and stability and control systems. Maintaining and operating a flight vehicle requires an understanding of materials, reliability and maintenance, structural analysis for necessary repairs, together with knowledge of the disciplines within the design process.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,917

Entry Requirements:

Australian Year 12 studies or equivalent tertiary or overseas qualifications. Assumed subject knowledge is Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Available to Trainee Officers for the Australian Defence Force, non-military students sponsored under the Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) or non-defence students under a Commonwealth Supported place (CSP). Trainee Officers must be selected by the Australian Defence Force and meet the academic requirements to study at UNSW Canberra. DCUS students must be selected by the Department of Defence and meet the academic requirements to study at UNSW Canberra.


Before completing their academic studies engineering students must complete 60 working days of approved practical experience, which must be done in periods of 20 or more working days at a time.

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Further information:

In addition to lodging a UAC application, Trainee Officers must complete a Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) process. Applicants must apply to DFR via or by telephone 13 19 01. In addition to lodging a UAC application, DCUS students must complete a DCUS application process. Applicants must apply to DCUS via In addition to lodging a UAC application, non-defence students must submit an application for entry to UNSW Canberra via


Engineers Australia

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Provider CRICOS: 00100G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 4 years
UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a campus of UNSW Australia, located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

Working at the intersection of a leading university and a military academy, UNSW excels in teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral research students across arts, business, engineering, IT and science.

Undergraduate programs are tailored to educate trainee officers and midshipmen in the Australian Defence Force.

Undergraduate engineering programs, along with post graduate and doctoral research programs, are open to the general community as well as Defence personnel.

Provider CRICOS: 00100G

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