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Aerospace Engineering

02 October 2023

Aerospace engineering involves the design and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related systems.



Aerospace Engineering


Aerospace Engineering involves the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related systems and equipment.

UC offers the only undergraduate Aerospace degree in Aotearoa, giving you early entry into the industry or towards advanced research.

Aerospace Engineering

What will my study involve?

  • Practical courses, such as aerospace design, aerodynamics, and propulsion.
  • Final-year projects sponsored by and in collaboration with industry, such as Rocket Lab, Air New Zealand, Kea Aerospace, and Dawn Aerospace.
  • Join the growing aerospace industry in Aotearoa, with Ōtautahi Christchurch and UC as a central hub for research and innovation.
  • Take part in the UC Aerospace club and build your own rockets on campus.

Aerospace Engineering

Career opportunities

Having a skillset in Aerospace Engineering will make you a great fit for a path in aviation, or you could go beyond our atmosphere and join the growing space industry.

Career pathways could include:

  • rocketry design
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) design
  • avionics engineering
  • defence forces.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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