Unit of study table

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

Master of Professional Engineering (Aerospace)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed below.

Core units

Year One

AMME9261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with first year basic maths: integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
N AMME5200
Semester 1
AMME9500
Engineering Dynamics
6    A University level Maths and Physics, especially covering the area of Mechanics, and familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment.
N AMME5500
Semester 1
AMME9700
Instrumentation
6    A Programming Skills, 1st Year maths skills
N AMME5700
Semester 1
ENGG9801
Engineering Computing
6    N ENGG5801 OR ENGG1801
Semester 1
Summer Main
AMME9262
Thermal Engineering 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
N AMME5200
Semester 2
AMME9301
Mechanics of Solids 1
6    A Physics, statics, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus and Modelling.
N AMME5301
Semester 2
AMME9302
Materials 1
6    N AMME5302 OR CIVL5501
Semester 2
MECH9400
Mechanical Design 1
6    A ENGG1801 AND ENGG1802. HSC Maths and HSC Physics
N MECH5400
Semester 2

Year Two

AERO9261
Propulsion
6    A Mathematics and Physics to a level of Bachelor of Science or equivalent. Good knowledge of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
P (AMME9261 and AMME9262) or AMME5200
N AERO8261
Semester 1
AERO9360
Aerospace Structures 1
6    P AMME9301 or AMME5301
N AERO8360
Semester 1
AERO9460
Aerospace Design 1
6    A Mathematics, Physics and Solid Mechanics at the level of Bachelor of Engineering, Science or equivalent
P AMME9301 and MECH9400
N AERO8460
Semester 1
AMME9501
System Dynamics and Control
6    A AMME5500 OR AMME9500. Students are assumed to have a good background knowledge in ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform methods, linear algebra and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems.
P AMME9500
N AMME8501
Semester 1
AERO9260
Aerodynamics 1
6    A Mathematics and Physics to the level of Bachelor of Science or equivalent. Linear Mathematics and Vector Calculus, Partial Differential Equations (Intro).
P AMME9261 or AMME5200
N AERO8260
Semester 2
AERO9560
Flight Mechanics 1
6    A Mathematics, Physics and Dynamics assumed knowledge at the level of Bachelor of Science or equivalent.
P AMME9500 or AMME5500
N AERO8560
Semester 2
Select 12 credit points from Aerospace recommended electives block.

Year Three

AERO9301
Applied Finite Element Analysis
6    A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field.
P AERO9360 or AERO8360 or MECH9361 or MECH8361
Semester 1
AMME9601
Professional Engineering
6    N AMME5601
Semester 1
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
   N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010


Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September
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
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6      Semester 2
Select at least 12 credit points from the Project or Research Pathway block.
Select up to 12 credit points from Aerospace recommended electives block.

Elective units

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following Aerospace elective units.
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
AERO5500
Flight Mechanics Test and Evaluation Adv

This unit of study is not available in 2019

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
AERO5700
Space Engineering (Advanced)
6    P (AERO3760 AND AERO4701) OR AERO9760

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
AERO5750
Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems
6    A AERO1560, AERO1400, AMME2700, AERO3460, AERO3560, AERO3260, AERO3261 and AERO4460.
P (AERO3260 OR AERO9260) AND (AERO3460 OR AERO9460) AND (AERO3360 OR AERO9360) AND (AERO3560 OR AERO9560)
Semester 2
AERO9262
Aerodynamics 2
6    P AMME9261 or AERO8261
Semester 1
AERO9760
Spacecraft and Satellite Design
6    N AERO5760
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME5060
Advanced Computational Engineering
6      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.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5292
Advanced Fluid Dynamics
6    P 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
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME9501 or AMME8501
Semester 1
ENGG5011
Engineering Foundation Studies A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
Semester 1
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6    A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
Semester 2
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6    A The student will need a sound background in advanced level fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems, including chemically reacting systems; and perform advanced level calculations of conductive and convective and radiative heat transfer, including radiative spectral analysis.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR (AERO3260 AND AERO3261) OR (MECH9260 AND MECH9261) OR (MECH8260 and MECH8261) OR (AERO9260 AND AERO9261) OR (AERO8260 and AERO8261). Students claiming to have prerequisite knowledge based on study at other institutions must contact the unit of study coordinator before enrolling in this unit and may be required to sit a pre-exam to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake this advanced level unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5305
Smart Materials
6    A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics
P (AMME9301 OR AMME2301) AND (AMME9302 OR AMME2302 OR AMME1362)
Semester 2
MECH5310
Advanced Engineering Materials
6    P MECH3362 OR MECH9362 or MECH8362
N MECH4310
Semester 1

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units AMME5020 and AMME5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project AMME5021 and 6 cp of elective units.
AMME5020
Capstone Project A
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N AMME5222 OR AMME5223 OR AMME5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME5021
Capstone Project B
6    P 96 credit points from the MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 credit points from the ME degree program (including any credit for prior study)
N AMME5022 OR AMME5222 OR AMME5223 OR AMME5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70, or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70
N AMME5021 OR AMME5222 OR AMME5223

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Research pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units AMME5222 and AMME5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.
AMME5222
Dissertation A
12    N AMME5020 OR AMME5021 OR AMME5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have acieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME5223
Dissertation B
12    N AMME5020 OR AMME5021 OR AMME5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have acieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Major Industrial Project

Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take AMME5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, AMME5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.
AMME5010
Major Industrial Project
24    A Students must have a credit (>65%) average in prior semester enrolment
N AMME5020 OR AMME5021 OR AMME5022 OR AMME5222 OR AMME5223 OR ENGG5217

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange units

Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.
ENGG5231
Engineering Graduate Exchange A
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
ENGG5232
Engineering Graduate Exchange B
6      Intensive January
Intensive July

For more information on degree program requirements visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).