UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Auckland
Equip yourself for employment in the space and aeronautical sectors, or prepare for further study with Aotearoa’s first dedicated taught diploma programme in aerospace engineering.
Aotearoa’s space industry is growing, as is its capacity for innovation in industry and research. The PGDipAerospaceEng is designed to equip students with the core technical foundations to steer you in a path towards a career in this field.
Our courses in Aerospace Engineering are supported by Te Punaha Atea – Auckland Space Institute, which aims to enhance the growth of the New Zealand space sector. The institute is led by academics with deep expertise in the aerospace sector, making the University of Auckland ideally placed to deliver an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students.
The PGDipAerospaceEng’s focus on taught courses means that you’ll have the right balance of skills and knowledge for your career path, though it also provides you with a solid base to pursue academic research via the Master of Aerospace Engineering.
The PGDipAerospaceEng is a 120-point taught programme consisting of courses to give you a broad base of knowledge in the field. You will have to complete the following.
AEROSPCE 730 Aerospace Systems Design (Semester One)
At least two courses from the following list:
AEROSPCE 720 Space Dynamics and Missions (Semester Two)
AEROSPCE 740 Aerospace Structures and Mechanisms (Semester Two)
MECHENG 711 Computational Fluid Dynamics (Semester Two)
MECHENG 712 Aero-hydrodynamics (Semester One)
MECHENG 743 Composite Materials (Semester One)
Up to five courses from the following list:
ELECTENG 721 Radio Systems
ELECTENG 722 Modern Control Systems
ELECTENG 732 Communication Systems
ENGGEN 731 Agile and Lean Project Management
ENGGEN 732 Systems Thinking and Project Business Case
ENGGEN 733 Organisational Strategic Management of Projects
GEOG 771 Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation
GEOG 772 Advanced Raster Data Analysis
MECHENG 713 Energy Technology
MECHENG 722 Engineering Vibrations
OPSMGT 766 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Coordination
SCIENT 701 Accounting and Finance for Scientists
SCIENT 702 Marketing for Scientific and Tech. Personnel
SCIENT 704 Law and Intellectual Property
COMPSYS 704 Advanced Embedded Systems
GEOG 774 Advanced Spatial Data Handling
MECHENG 724 Multivariable Control Systems
MECHENG 742 Advanced Materials Manufacturing Not offered in 2021
MECHENG 747 Manufacturing and Industrial Processes
OPSMGT 760 Advanced Operations Systems
PHYSICS 753 The Dynamic Universe
Where could this programme take you?
Aotearoa's aerospace industry is making a significant, growing contribution to our economy, employing approximately 5,000 people in 2019. Pursuing a dedicated study option opens opportunities in aeronautics, astronautics, space systems and aerospace management, in technical or management roles.
Jobs related to this programme
Launch Services Engineer
Space Mission Design & Operations
Space Systems Engineer
You must have completed a bachelors degree. Grade Point Equivalent: 4.0
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.