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Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (MENS)
CRICOS: 067689G

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Toowoomba
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep
Note: For all modes of study there are mandatory practical components which require either on-campus participation or residential school attendance.


  • Become an aerospace engineer and be at the forefront of modern technology and mechanics developing rockets and spacecraft, aircraft or aerospace equipment. Help improve green and fuel-efficient technologies or examine airworthiness and flight handling in normal and emergency situations.
  • UniSQ’s aerospace specialisation has two sub-disciplines – the Mechanical strand and the Electrical and Electronic strand – which both fall within the Engineers Australia national Engineering Register Areas of Practice. You can hone your expertise further in the Mechanical strand and specialise in Aerodynamics and Propulsion, or Aerospace Transport Structures.
  • The two Mechanical strands explore hydraulic systems, advanced aerodynamics, simulations, and propulsion systems; or strength of aerospace transport structures under static and dynamic loading, simulations, and assessment of damage. Both strands build skills to apply aircraft modifications.
  • You’ll study aviation systems in the Electrical and Electronic strand, including navigation, communication, human-machine interfaces, specialist electronics design and intelligent sensor networks, and gain skills applicable to aerospace system design, maintenance, training and simulation. 
  • The research project and dissertation in this degree can be a stepping stone to both industry careers in the Australian space programs or further research degrees, such as a PhD.
  • UniSQ leads the iLAuNCH program, a collaboration of three universities and 20+ industry partners to boost Australia’s sovereign space capability. UniSQ has a growing presence in the aerospace field through research projects at the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences and the Centre for Future Materials.

Further study

Master of Professional Engineering graduates are eligible to be considered for higher research degrees, such as the Master of Research or PhD studies.

Professional accreditation

UniSQ is seeking provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia for the Aerospace Engineering specialisation. As this is a recognised field of practice within Engineers Australia, graduate membership is still available upon application on completion.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates may find work as an aerospace engineer, aerospace technician, aerospace electro-magnetic compatibility engineer, data analyst, aircraft mechanic, inspection manager, technical sales engineer, mechanical or electrical engineer, or data engineer. 
  • Aerospace engineers may work in domains such as aerodynamics and performance, communication and electrical systems, component EMI compatibility, flight simulators and flight management systems, environmental effects, fuels and lubricants, hydraulic systems, radar and satellite systems, risk management, cabin environment and cockpit ergonomics, noise and acoustic effects, propulsion systems, vehicle launch and recovery in Australian industry and Defence.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university 3 or 4-year bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
  • Completion of an Australian university 4-year bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, or equivalent.

To be eligible for advanced standing entry:

  • Completion of an Australian university 4-year embedded honours degree in engineering in the same or closely related cognate specialisation (major).

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Master of Professional Engineering before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 6
Specialisation courses 6
Electives 4
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, and meet staff and other students.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35920

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 067689G


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 
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