Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Aeronautical Engineering Stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 36 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units
(b) 108 credit points of Stream Core units
(c) A minimum of 42 credit points of Aeronautical Stream Specialist units including
– A minimum of 12 credit points of Advanced Specialist units
(d) A maximum of 6 credit points from the Engineering General Elective table
(e) The requirements of the Professional Engagement Program.

Stream Core units

Students complete all 108 credit points of the following units of study.
The exceptions are:
(i) Students undertaking the Space Major:
– are exempt from AERO2703 Aircraft Performance and Operations and AERO4460 Aerospace Design 3.
– complete 18 credit points of units of study from the Space major table specified below.
(ii) Students in the combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Arts are exempt from AERO1560 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering. They should take AMME2200 Advanced Aerodynamics in place of AMME2261 Fluid Mechanics 1 and AMME2262 Thermal Engineering 1.
AERO1560
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
6    N ENGG1800 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR CIVL1900 OR CHNG1108 OR AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1960
Semester 1
AERO2703
Aircraft Performance and Operations
6    A AERO1560 or ENGG1800, Familiarity with fundamental Aerospace concepts.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923) AND ENGG1801
Semester 2
AERO3260
Aerodynamics 1
6    A General conservation equations applied to fluid flow; Fundamental elements of potential flow; Vorticity and its effect on ideal flow; Basic mathematical skills required for plotting and graphing data; Linear algebra for solution of simultaneous linear equations; Fourier series; Complex numbers and complex functions.
P (AMME2200 or AMME2261)
Semester 2
AERO3261
Propulsion
6    A Good knowledge of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
P AMME2200 or (AMME2261 and AMME2262)
Semester 1
AERO3360
Aerospace Structures 1
6    P AMME2301
Semester 1
AERO3460
Aerospace Design 1
6    P AMME2301 and MECH2400
Semester 1
AERO3560
Flight Mechanics 1
6    A This Unit of Study builds on basic mechanics and aerodynamics material covered in previous Units and focuses it towards the analysis and understanding of aircraft flight mechanics. It is expected that students have satisfactorily completed the following material: (ENGG1802 or AMME1802): Engineering Mechanics: Forces, moments, equilibrium, momentum, energy, linear and angular motion. AMME2500 Engineering Dynamics 1: Mechanisms, kinematics, frames of reference, mass and inertia, dynamics. If you struggled to pass AMME2500 and/or (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802), you should spend some time revising the material of those Units of Study early in the semester.
P AMME2500
C AMME3500
Semester 2
AERO4460
Aerospace Design 3
6    A AERO1400 and AERO2703 and AERO3465
P AERO3260 and AERO3261 and AERO3360 and AERO3460 AND AERO3560
Semester 1
AMME1362
Materials 1
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N CIVL2110 or AMME2302
Semester 2
AMME1802
Engineering Mechanics
6    N CIVL1802 or ENGG1802
Semester 2
AMME2261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 1
AMME2262
Thermal Engineering 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 2
AMME2301
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
AMME2500
Engineering Dynamics
6    A Familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802)
Semester 1
AMME2700
Instrumentation
6    A Programming skills, 1st year maths skills, familiarity with fundamental Engineering concepts.
P AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800
Semester 1
AMME3500
System Dynamics and Control
6    P AMME2500
Semester 1
ENGG1801
Engineering Computing
6    N COSC1003
Intensive January
Semester 1
MECH2400
Mechanical Design 1
6    A ENGG1801 and (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics
N BMET2400
Semester 2

Aeronautical Stream Specialist units

Complete a minimum of 42 credit points of Aeronautical Stream Specialist
Note: A maximum of 6 credit points can be selected from the Engineering General Elective Table.
Advanced Specialist units
Select a minimum of 12 credit points from the following:
AERO4260
Aerodynamics 2
6    P AMME2200 OR AMME2261
Semester 1
AERO4360
Aerospace Structures 2
6    A AERO3465
P AERO3360
Semester 1
AERO4560
Flight Mechanics 2
6    A AMME2500 develops the basic principles of engineering mechanics and system dynamics that underpin this course. AERO3560 Flight Mechanics 1 develops the specifics of aircraft flight dynamics and stability. AMME3500 Systems control covers basic system theory and control system synthesis techniques.
P AERO3560 and AMME3500
Semester 2
Select the remaining credit points from the following units:
AERO1400
Intro to Aircraft Construction and Design
6    A Some basic skills with engineering workshop hand tools is desirable.
Semester 2
AMME2000
Engineering Analysis
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933) AND (ENGG1801 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR DATA1002 OR DATA1902)
Semester 1
MATH2021
Vector Calculus and Differential Equations
6    P (MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1XX2) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907)
N MATH2921 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067
Semester 1
MATH2921
Vector Calculus and Differential Eqs (Adv)
6    P [(MATH1921 or MATH1931 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1021 or MATH1001)] and [MATH1902 or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1002)] and [(MATH1923 or MATH1933 or MATH1903 or MATH1907) or (a mark of 65 or above in MATH1023 or MATH1003)]
N MATH2021 or MATH2065 or MATH2965 or (MATH2061 and MATH2022) or (MATH2061 and MATH2922) or (MATH2961 and MATH2022) or (MATH2961 and MATH2922) or MATH2067
Semester 1
AERO3465
Aerospace Design 2
6    A AERO1400 AND AMME2302 AND AMME1362
P AMME2301 and MECH2400
Semester 2
AMME3060
Engineering Methods
6    P AMME2000 OR MATH2067 OR (MATH2061 AND MATH2065) OR MATH2021
Semester 2
AERO5200
Advanced Aerodynamics
6    A BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field.
P AERO9260 or AERO8260 or AERO3260

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AERO5206
Rotary Wing Aircraft
6    A Prior Learning: concepts from 3000 level Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics will be applied to Rotary Wing Vehicles in this unit.
P (AERO3260 OR AERO9260 or AERO8260) AND (AERO3560 OR AERO9560 or AERO8560)
Semester 2
AERO5400
Advanced Aircraft Design Analysis
6    A Undergraduate level 1, 2 and 3 or Foundation Masters units in Aerospace Design are expected to have been completed before undertaking this unit.
P AERO3460 or AERO9460 or AERO8460
N AERO4491
Semester 2
AERO5500
Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering Field.
P AERO5510 OR AERO9560 OR AERO3560

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5060
Advanced Computational Engineering
6    A Linear algebra, calculus and partial differential equations, Taylor series, the finite difference and finite element methods, numerical stability, accuracy, direct and iterative linear solvers and be able to write Matlab Scripts to solve problems using these methods.
P UG students are required to complete AMME3060 before enrolling in this unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.
Semester 1
AMME5292
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
6    A MECH3261 OR MECH9261 OR CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612 OR AERO3260 OR AERO9260
Semester 1
AMME5510
Vibration and Acoustics
6    P (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (AMME2200 OR AMME2261 OR AMME9261) AND (AMME2500 OR AMME9500)
Semester 2
Space major
Students enrolled in the Space major complete the following 18 credit points of units of study:
AERO2705
Space Engineering 1
6    A ENGG1801. First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills.
P (AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923). Entry to this unit requires that students are eligible for the Space Engineering Major.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AERO3760
Space Engineering 2
6    P Students must have a 65% average in (AMME2500 AND AMME2261 AND AMME2301 AND AERO2705) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2301 AND MTRX2700 AND AERO2705). Note: MUST have passed AERO2705
Semester 2
AERO4701
Space Engineering 3
6    P [65% average in (AERO3460 AND AERO3360 AND AERO3560 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND MECH3261 AND MECH3361 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND AMME3500 AND MTRX3700 AND AERO3760)] AND [Must have passed AERO3760]. Students must have achieved a 65% average mark in 3rd year for enrolment in this unit.
Semester 1


For a standard enrolment plan for Aeronautical Engineering visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au) / Sydney Curriculum.