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: 
(a) 108 credit points of Core units as listed below 
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience 
(c) 24 credit points of Elective units 
(d) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below 
(e) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units 
Unit of study  Credit points  A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition 

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 
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 
AMME9700 Instrumentation 
6  A Programming Skills, 1st Year maths skills N AMME5700 
ENGG9810 Introduction to Engineering Computing 
6  N ENGG9801 or ENGG1801 or ENGG1810 or INFO1110 or INFO1910 or INFO1103 or INFO1903 or INFO1105 or INFO1905 or COSC1003 
AMME9262 Introduction to Thermal Engineering 
6  A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra N AMME5200 
AMME9301 Mechanics of Solids 1 
6  A Physics, statics, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus and Modelling N AMME5301 
AMME9302 Introduction to Engineering Materials 
6  N AMME5302 or CIVL5501 
MECH9400 Mechanical Systems Design 1 
6  A (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810) and (ENGG1802 or AMME1802). HSC Maths and HSC Physics N MECH5400 
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 
AERO9360 Aerospace Structures 1 
6  P AMME9301 N AERO8360 
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 
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 
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 
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 
Year three 

AERO9301 Applied Finite Element Analysis 
6  A AERO9360 or AERO8360 or MECH9361 or MECH8361. Linear algebra, calculus and partial differential equations, basic knowledge in solid mechanics 1 (AERO2301), basic knowledge in elasticity 
AMME9601 Professional Engineering 
6  
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 N AERO4491 
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 
6  
ENGG5217 Practical Experience 
0  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. 
Elective units 

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following Electives units.  
AERO5200 Advanced Aerodynamics 
6  A BE in the area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field 
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 
AERO5700 Space Engineering (Advanced) 
6  
AERO5750 Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems 
6  A AERO1560, AERO1400, AMME2700, (AERO2460 or AERO3460), AERO3560, AERO3260, AERO3261 and AERO4460 
AERO9262 Aerodynamics 2 
6  P AERO8261 or AMME9261 
AERO9760 Spacecraft and Satellite Design 
6  
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 
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 N AMME8202 
AMME5292 Advanced Fluid Dynamics 
6  P MECH3261 or MECH8261 or MECH9261 or CIVL3612 or CIVL9612 or AERO3260 or AERO8260 or AERO9260

AMME5510 Vibration and Acoustics 
6  P (AMME2301 or AMME9301) and (AMME2200 or AMME2261 or AMME9261) and (AMME2500 or AMME9500) N AMME8510 
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 N AMME8520 
AMME9450 Design and Production 
6  N AMME2450 
ENGG5011 Engineering Foundation Studies A 
6  
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt 
6  A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics 
ENGG5203 Quality Engineering and Management 
6  A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline 
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 (MECH8260 and MECH8261) or (MECH9260 and MECH9261) or (AERO3260 and AERO3261) or (AERO8260 and AERO8261) or (AERO9260 and AERO9261) or equivalent study at another institution 
MECH5305 Smart Materials 
6  A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structureproperty relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics 
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 
6  N MECH4310 
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 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 credit points 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 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 
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 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 
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 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 
Research Pathway 

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher 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 credit points of elective units.  
AMME5222 Dissertation A 
12  N AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 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. 
AMME5223 Dissertation B 
12  N AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 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. 
Major Industrial Project 

Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take AMME5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, AMME5020/AMME5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.  
AMME5010 Major Industrial Project 
24  P WAM >= 70 in prior semester enrolment N AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or ENGG5217 or BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 
Exchange units 

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree. 