This major combines courses in mechanical engineering with additional specialist study and project work in the aerospace and aviation industry.
Aerospace engineering is concerned with the design, manufacture and operation of aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, spacecraft and ground support facilities.
You'll study aerospace propulsion, design and manufacturing and then specialise in either the aeronautical or space engineering streams.
You can study topics including flight mechanics, aerospace composites, space engineering, hypersonic aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics.
- Companies such as Boeing, Rolls Royce, General Electric and Airbus typically employ mechanical and aerospace engineers for their specialist knowledge and technical skills.
- While studying mechanical and aerospace engineering, you will learn how to apply sophisticated engineering principles to design air and spacecraft using emerging technology in state-of-the-art laboratories, such as UQ Innovate.
- Access specially-designed, high-tech student interaction centre, Boeing at UQ, and gain first-hand experience in aeronautical engineering.
- You will learn how to design and manufacture aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, drones, spacecraft and ground support facilities.