Electrical and Aerospace (Honours), B.Eng.

Electrical and Aerospace (Honours), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
Aerospace avionics engineering involves design, development, manufacture and maintenance work on the electronic systems of military and civilian aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft, satellites and uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs). If you are interested in how things work, space and flight, technology, electronics and aircraft systems, an aerospace avionics career could be for you.

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Aerospace avionics engineering involves design, development, manufacture and maintenance work on the electronic systems of military and civilian aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft, satellites and uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs). If you are interested in how things work, space and flight, technology, electronics and aircraft systems, an aerospace avionics career could be for you.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Why choose this course?

You will learn about aerodynamics, aircraft control systems, avionics navigation and communications, and specialise in the design of electronic systems for aircraft and satellite systems using systems engineering methodology. We are a major player in national avionics research and we have strong partnerships with government and industry. You'll be involved in research projects such as fixed-wing UAV and rotorcraft, aerospace vision systems, aircraft control systems and autopilot design.

Field trips provide you with a first-hand view of aerospace avionics, plus you'll interact and engage with engineers and researchers at QUT’s Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation.

Our engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years. The majors available to students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) include:

  • civil
  • computer and software systems
  • electrical
  • electrical and aerospace
  • mechatronics
  • mechanical
  • medical
  • process.

Expand your expertise

Your study plan for this specialisation includes the choice of a second study area.

Professional recognition

All graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia (EA) membership. EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving our graduates more career opportunities overseas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    384 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students are required to complete 384 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First Year: Four (4) core units 48cp + two (2) Discipline Foundation units 24cp + two (2) option units 24cp (96 credit points)
  • Major: One (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) Honours level units 96cp (192 credit points)
  • Complementary Studies: 1 x 2nd major or 2 x minor (96 credit points)

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x Advanced major units 60cp

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Maths B
  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    32300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    32300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32300 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2018: $35000 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)
  • 2017: $32300 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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