Space Engineering (Aeronautical)

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

Aeronautical (Space) Engineering Stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 48 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, consisting of:
(i) 18 credit points of Foundation units
(ii) 30 credit points of Project units
(iii) The requirements of the Professional Engagement Program
(b) 114 credit points of Aeronautical (Space) Stream Core units
(c) 12 credit points of Aeronautical (Space) Stream Core Extension units
(d) 6 credit points of Space Engineering Electives units
(e) A maximum of 6 credit points of Aeronautical (Space) Stream Specialist Elective units
(f) A maximum of 6 credit points of Aeronautical Engineering Project units
(g) 6 credit points of electives from 3000+ level units offered by the Faculty of Engineering, or from Table S

Aeronautical (Space) Stream Core units

AERO1400
Intro to Aircraft Construction and Design
6    A Some basic skills with engineering workshop hand tools is desirable.
Semester 2
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
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
AERO3465
Aerospace Design 2
6    A AERO1400 AND AMME2302 AND AMME1362
P AMME2301 and MECH2400
Semester 2
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
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) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2200 AND AMME2301 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
AMME1362
Materials 1
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N CIVL2110 or CIVL1110 or AMME2302
Semester 2
AMME1802
Engineering Mechanics
6    N CIVL1802 or ENGG1802
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 ENGG1810 OR INFO1103 OR INFO1903 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910 OR DATA1002 OR DATA1902)
Semester 1
AMME2200
Introductory Thermofluids
6    A (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). Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
N AMME2261 OR AMME2262
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
MECH2400
Mechanical Design 1
6    A (ENGG1801 OR ENGG1810) and (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802); HSC Maths and Physics
N BMET2400
Semester 2

Aeronautical (Space) Stream Core Extension units

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

Space Engineering Elective units

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
AMME3060
Engineering Methods
6    P AMME2000 OR MATH2067 OR (MATH2061 AND MATH2065) OR MATH2021
Semester 2
AMME4710
Computer Vision and Image Processing
6    A The unit assumes that students have strong skills in either MATLAB or Python.
P 30cp of any 3000 or higher level Engineering units of study AND (ENGG1801 OR ENGG1810 OR INFO1110 OR INFO1910)
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.
P [(MECH3261 AND AMME2000) OR (AERO3260 AND AMME2000)] OR ENGG5202 OR MECH8261
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
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
AMME5902
Computer Aided Manufacturing
6      Semester 2
AMME5912
Crash Analysis and Design
6    A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics
Semester 1
MECH5265
Combustion
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4265 OR MECH8265
Semester 2
MECH5304
Materials Failure
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 (MECH9361 OR MECH3361 or MECH8361) AND (MECH9362 or MECH8362 OR MECH3362)
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
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    A AMME1362 or AMME9302 or CIVL2110.
Semester 1
MECH5720
Sensors and Signals
6    A Strong MATLAB skills
P MTRX3700 or MTRX3760
N MECH4720
Semester 2
MTRX5700
Experimental Robotics
6    A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed.
P (AMME3500 OR AMME9501 OR AMME8501) AND (MTRX3700 OR MTRX3760)
Semester 1

Aeronautical Stream Specialist 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
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
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
AMME4010
Major Industrial Project
24    P 36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study with 65% average
N AMME4111 OR AMME4112 OR AMME4121 OR AMME4122 OR ENGG4000 OR MECH4601 or BMET4111 or BMET4112 OR BMET4010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For students whose degree includes ENGG4000, AMME4010 counts in place of this unit. Students whose degree includes the Professional Engagement Program must enrol in all PEP units. AMME4010 will count toward the Engineering Work requirement.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Aeronautical Engineering Project units

Students must have WAM of 75 or higher to be eligible to take these units.
AERO2711
Aerospace Engineering Project 1
6    A Must be enrolled in the Aeronautical stream or the Space major, have completed at least one year of study in the BE Hons, and have a WAM of 75 or higher.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
AERO3711
Aerospace Engineering Project 2
6    A Must be enrolled in the Aeronautical stream or the Space major, have completed at least 2 years of study in the BE Hons, and have a WAM of 75 or higher.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
AERO4711
Aerospace Engineering Project 3
6    A Must be enrolled in the Aeronautical stream or the Space major, have completed at least 3 years of study in the BE Hons, and have a WAM of 75 or higher.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2