Engineering technology degrees within UNSW Canberra provide outstanding technology education to the future leaders of the Australian Defence Force and encourage excellence through contributions to the engineering profession, industry and community. Students holding a Bachelor of Technology in the Aeronautical Engineering program may, under normal circumstances, articulate to the Bachelor of Engineering in the Aeronautical Engineering program with 12 months of additional study. This three year technology program at UNSW Canberra is accredited by Engineers Australia at the Engineering Technologist level.

Entry Requirements:

Australian Year 12 studies or equivalent tertiary or overseas qualifications. Assumed subject knowledge is Advanced Mathematics and Physics. Trainee Officers must be selected by the Australian Defence Force.


The BTech (Aero) program is organised into streams developed for basic science/engineering principles and moving into specialised applications over three years. These streams include: foundation science engineering technology, materials and structures, dynamics and control, thermofluids, design and management as well as discipline specific streams such as aircraft systems and engines.

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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.

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Aerospace Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 3 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.

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