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.
- Practical courses, such as aerospace design, aerodynamics, and propulsion.
- Final-year projects sponsored 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 minor
For the minor in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, complete the following courses:
- ENME362 Aerospace Design Principles and Production Management
- ENME408 Engineering Honours Research and Development Project
- Two courses chosen from these options, or any approved 400-level Engineering courses
Plus complete the requirements for Mechanical Engineering.
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.
Some career pathways could include:
- Rocketry design
- UAV design
- Avionics Engineering
- Defence Forces.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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