Bachelor of Technology (CDF) (Aeronautical Engineering)

Program Description

With a UNSW Canberra at ADFA degree in Aeronautical Engineering, you could design, build, maintain or manufacture aeroplanes and helicopters, design and operate unmanned aerial vehicles or wind turbines, or conduct research in the aerospace or energy sector.

Aeronautical Engineering graduates may work for aerospace companies, airlines, energy companies or civilian and military aerospace organisations.

This Program is three years in duration and is awarded as a pass degree. There is provision for students who have completed the Bachelor of Technology to upgrade to a BE degree in Aeronautical Engineering by undertaking at least 18 months of further study at a later stage.

This Program is in the process of being accredited by Engineers Australia.

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements in the UNSW Handbook.


Chief of the Defence Force Programs – Engineering

The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) programs offer the opportunity for students entering UNSW Canberra with a high Entrance Rank, and who maintain a high level of performance in their studies, to undertake research in a range of disciplines that will develop their critical thinking and independent research skills beyond that available in the standard bachelor degree programs.

The range of CDF programs are characterised by the inclusion of specialist courses in critical analysis and/or research methods appropriate to the area of study. All programs also include discipline-specific research projects. The research projects will be supervised by academic staff from the relevant discipline. With the approval of the Head of School, multi- or cross-disciplinary projects may be undertaken. Students in the research courses may work independently or as part of a team, depending on the nature of the project undertaken, though all students will submit individual assessment. Final assessment will be based on a written paper or report and oral presentations. 

Throughout the program, students will be engaged with cohort activities so as to develop and maintain their interest and continuing involvement in the program via invited lectures, seminars, general reading and social events.