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Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Mechanical Technologist | Aeronautical Technologist | View all

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About this course

You have an interest in aviation and want an exciting professional career. Let your ambition take flight with this Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical) course from Edith Cowan University.

The only course of its kind in Western Australia, this aeronautical technology course covers the science and technology of aviation, and positions students for careers in aviation science, aeronautics and engineering.

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work in aeronautical technology, including theoretical knowledge of aeronautical science and flight, and practical skills in teamwork, problem-solving and project management. You'll build a foundation in maths, physics, engineering mechanics and design, and specialise your knowledge with subjects including aircraft systems, structures and aerodynamics.

If you enjoy working with details and like problem-solving, this course could be your first step towards a meaningful new career. This course also acts as a straightforward pathway to working professionally as an engineer -- articulation may be available towards the Master of Engineering, allowing you to become qualified as a professionally accredited engineer with just two further years of study.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed secondary education or a higher education course since leaving secondary education, including a university bridging course; OR
  • Have enrolled in a VET course, whether you have completed the course or not; OR
  • Have completed a Certificate IV;
  • Have professional or work experience that can demonstrate your readiness for higher education; OR
  • Have completed non-formal programs that help you prepare for higher education.

It is desirable that all applicants have passed Mathematics: methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. Alternatively, applicants can complete bridging units during the first year of their studies, if required.

Areas of study

In this technology course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Fundamentals of flight
  • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
  • Introductory applied mathematics
  • Introduction to engineering
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Materials and manufacturing 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Engineering innovation and ethics
  • Electrical engineering 1A
  • Mechanical science
  • Aviation legislation and regulatory frameworks
  • Aircraft systems
  • Engineering dynamics
  • Electrical engineering 1B
  • Technology practicum
  • Principles of industrial maintenance
  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Aircraft propulsion
  • Technology project
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Advanced aerodynamics
  • Engineering management
Edith Cowan University Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical) from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of aeronautical technology. After completing this course, you may choose to work as an aeronautical technologist or a mechanical technologist.

This course also acts as a pathway to working professionally as an accredited engineer. After completing this qualification, you may choose to apply for the Master of Engineering course, and pursue work as a professionally accredited engineer.


Curious about where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs.

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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