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Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical)

Course code Y73

Intended for students with an interest in aviation, aeronautics and flying who wish to have the option of expanding their studies towards becoming an accredited professional in an engineering field.

The only course of its kind in Western Australia, aeronautical technology deals with the science and technology of aviation, including aircraft systems, materials and manufacturing technology, and aircraft operation. Areas of study include a foundation in science and mathematics, along with engineering mechanics, computer-aided design, engineering materials, and thermodynamics and fluids. It also covers specific aviation science subjects such as aircraft systems and structures, aircraft propulsion and aerodynamics. Students will also gain an understanding of the operation and performance of aircraft from the point-of-view of an aviation technologist.

The course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to the aviation industry, and, along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem-solving, team work and project work. As a result, students will have multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, and will graduate with strong analytical skills and the ability to contribute to complex projects.

Provided appropriate electives are chosen, graduating students can apply to articulate into ECU's Master of Engineering course, specialising in either Mechanical or Civil Engineering. This enables students to achieve professional engineer status after a further two years of study.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y73

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y73

CRICOS code

075154F

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $27,750

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA1125Fundamentals of Flight15
ENM1102Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design15
MAT1137Introductory Applied Mathematics15
ENS1154Introduction to Engineering15

Note: Students who have not passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit MAT1108 Foundations of Mathematics before they can enrol in MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics. Students who have passed Year 11 Mathematics: Methods ATAR (or equivalent) can consider discussing a pre-requisite waiver with the Mathematics coordinator to enable them to enrol into MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics. Note: Students who have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR or Mathematics: Specialist ATAR (or equivalents) should enrol in MAT1250 Mathematics 1 in Year 1 Semester 1 in place of MAT1137 Introductory Applied Mathematics, and enrol in an additional elective in Year 1 Semester 2 in place of MAT1250 Mathematics 1.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS1101Engineering Mechanics15
ENS1115Materials and Manufacturing 115
MAT1250Mathematics 115
MAT1251Mathematics 215

Note: Students who have not passed Physics ATAR (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics before they can enrol in ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics.

Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2159Engineering Innovation and Ethics15
ENS1162Electrical Engineering 1A15
ENS2108Mechanical Science15
SCA1116Aviation Legislation and Regulatory Frameworks15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCA2224Aircraft Systems15
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENS1253Electrical Engineering 1B15
Elective Unit15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS3173Technology Practicum
ENS2170Principles of Industrial Maintenance15
ENM2104Instrumentation and Measurement15
SCA3100Aircraft Propulsion15
Elective Unit15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS3201Technology Project15
ENS3190Mechanics of Solids15
SCA2212Advanced Aerodynamics15
ENS5543Engineering Management15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills to collaborate effectively to achieve personal and team goals in professional practice
  2. Apply critical thinking and judgement to problem solving and the development of innovative design solutions to aeronautical technology problems
  3. Communicate ideas to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge to peers, the aeronautical profession and the wider community
  4. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of aircraft propulsion, performance and aerodynamics with specific reference to light aircraft
  5. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of aircraft systems and maintenance principles
  6. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of common manufacturing processes and materials used for different engineering applications
  7. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and its application in aeronautical and engineering contexts
  8. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of electronic instrumentation and electrical systems, including problem identification and solution
  9. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the theory, technical and practical applications relevant to aeronautical technology
  10. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, engineering dynamics and the mechanics of solids
  11. Demonstrate initiative and planning in the application of appropriate principles, tools and technologies to generate solutions to aeronautical problems
  12. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning in the application of research to design and test a device, component or system in aeronautical technology
  13. Demonstrate the requisite levels of technology, information and numeric literacy as well as technical skills to perform effectively in the aeronautical profession
  14. Identify sustainability issues and principles that are applicable to aeronautical technology and the wider community and integrate them into aeronautical practice
  15. Incorporate an awareness of cross-cultural and indigenous issues in the conduct of professional practice in aeronautical technology
  16. Understand and interpret international developments and global best practices in aeronautical technology
  17. Utilise technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and apply knowledge to generate solutions to aeronautical technology problems

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $27,750 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Aeronautical Technologist, Mechanical Technologist

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