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Aerospace Engineering degrees


Embark on an exhilarating journey in Aerospace Engineering with UniSQ and reach new heights. As a graduate, you'll enter diverse industries involved in aircraft, spacecraft, and aerospace systems in either mechanical or electrical and electronic engineering. 

At UniSQ, we take pride in our iLAuNCH program, which positions us as leaders in aerospace innovation. Through esteemed institutions like the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences and the Centre for Future Materials, we conduct cutting-edge research and engage in ground-breaking projects. By choosing UniSQ, you'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience and contribute to advancements in the aerospace industry.  

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Lachlan’s career has rocketed past his expectations since his days as a UniSQ undergraduate student. Now a UniSQ PhD student at the Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences, he is researching Scramjet inlet startability alongside the expert UniSQ Hypersonics Team.
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What is Aerospace engineering?
Ever wonder, what is aerospace engineering? It involves designing, developing, testing, and producing aircraft and spacecraft. Combining engineering principles from disciplines such as physics, mathematics, materials science, and aerodynamics, aerospace engineers ensure the safety, efficiency, and reliability of aircraft and spacecraft systems. This field is vital for advancing aviation, space exploration, and developing cutting-edge technologies to enhance performance, reduce environmental impact, and explore new frontiers.
Which aerospace engineering degree is right for me?

A universities aerospace engineering degree that is right for you will vary depending on your personal interests and career goals.

Graduate Diploma of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) - Gain specialised knowledge and skills in either the mechanical or electrical and electronic strands of aerospace engineering, enhancing your career prospects in the industry. 

Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) - Deepen your understanding of either the mechanical or electrical and electronic strands of aerospace engineering principles and practices through advanced coursework and practical training. 

Master of Research - Contribute to the field of aerospace engineering through in-depth investigations and original research projects. 

Doctor of Philosophy - Undertake extensive research in aerospace engineering, generating new knowledge and becoming an expert in the field. 

Is a strong background in mathematics required for aerospace engineering?
While a solid foundation in mathematics is beneficial for an aerospace engineering course, UniSQ offers support and resources to help students succeed in their studies. Our faculty and tutors provide assistance in mathematics and other core subjects, ensuring that students can overcome any challenges and thrive in their aerospace engineering journey.
Are there opportunities for research and innovation in the aerospace engineering course?
Research and innovation are integral components of aerospace engineering. The field continually strives to push the boundaries of what is possible in aviation and space exploration. Aerospace engineers engage in research and development activities to discover and develop new technologies, materials, and systems that enhance aircraft and spacecraft performance, safety, and efficiency. 

Through our Ph.D. and Master's programs, aerospace engineering students have the chance to explore diverse areas of study. These encompass critical fields like aerodynamics, propulsion systems, materials science, structural analysis, and control systems. Our students are encouraged to delve into uncharted territories, investigate novel concepts, and test theories through experiments and simulations.
Can aerospace engineering graduates work in other industries besides aviation and space?

Yes! Aerospace engineering graduates have the potential to work in industries beyond aviation and space. The skills and knowledge gained through an aerospace engineering degree are highly transferable and in demand across various sectors.

Graduates can contribute skills in areas like:

  • Automotive
  • Renewable energy
  • Defence and security
  • Manufacturing and industrial engineering
  • Research and development
  • Consulting and engineering services.
What are the career opportunities for graduates with aerospace engineering degrees?

An aerospace engineering degree from UniSQ can lead to a range of career options, including:

  • Aircraft or spacecraft design engineer
  • Flight systems engineer
  • Aerodynamicist
  • Propulsion engineer
  • Research scientist
  • Project manager.
Are flexible study options available?
At UniSQ we understand the need for flexibility in higher education. We provide different ways to study to cater to diverse needs, including on-campus, external, and online learning modes depending on the degree you choose. Whether you prefer to study part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments. 

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