Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00100G

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. The BTech (Av) program is based on core engineering subjects, however specialist components of the BTech (Av) program focus on the interface between technology, individuals and organisations in the aviation industry. The aim is to provide the student with a deep understanding of the various technological and human systems that contribute to the safe and efficient operation of aircraft. A key element in this program is the focus on the role of people as key components in a technologically advanced and complex aviation system. There is particular emphasis on the role of human operators (e.g. pilots, air combat officers and air traffic controllers) in aviation infrastructure and safety management systems. Other courses such as aerodynamics and aircraft systems often incorporate problem-based learning informed by academic research and industrial practice. Electives and a final semester project enable students to pursue particular interests both within and outside the specialist discipline.


The BTech (Av) program is grounded in foundation science and engineering therefore some first year courses are common to aerospace and mechanical engineering streams. In second and third year the program diverges into an aviation specialist stream.


  • Technology - aviation

Standard 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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 defencejobs.gov.au or by telephone 13 19 01.

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