Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering (BAE)

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August 8, 2024
5 Years


Zimbabwe National Defence University   View map

This programme is designed to train prospective Aerospace Engineers to develop and solve complex engineering challenges in their respective fields of study which include Aviation Mechanics and Avionics. The objective of the programme is to develop knowledge, skills and competences in the field of Aerospace Engineering.

Entry Requirements for (BAE)

Prospective students must satisfy the entry requirements specified in the ZNDU General Academic Regulations as follows:

  • Normal Entry: Applicants should normally have five ‘O’ level passes (including English Language and Mathematics) and at least 2 ‘A’ Level science passes (including Mathematics, Physics and any other relevant Science subject).
  • Special Entry: An applicant should have a good Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering with at least three years post diploma working experience and five ‘O’ Level passes (including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject).

Structure of (BAE) Programme

  • During the first two years, students would undertake similar foundation courses and thereafter split to specialise in eitherAerospace Avionics or Mechanics in their third and final years.
  • The minimum duration of the Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Aerospace Engineering is 10 semesters.
  • The programme is taught and examined over a period of 5 years inclusive of industrial attachment.
  • In order to successfully complete the programme, a student must accumulate a minimum of 510 credits as reflected on the programme regulations.
  • A student with at least 3 module failures may not proceed to the next level.
  • All students must successfully complete a period of industrial attachment of at least 8 months to be covered over 2 semesters.
  • A student should pass industrial attachment before proceeding for the final year of study.
  • All students are expected to register with a relevant professional Engineering body.
  • At levels 4 and 5 of the academic study, a student shall undertake a project or projects worth 24 and 30 credits respectively as reflected in the programme regulations.
  • A student cannot be allowed to graduate without passing at least all core courses and a prescribed number of elective courses as defined in the programme regulations.
  • A student who fails a core course shall repeat that course and failure of an optional course may result in repeating the course or taking an equivalent.
  • Repeat courses take priority over any other courses, should there be a clash on the timetable.
  • The programme has no supplementary examinations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates maybe employed in the fields of Aerospace, Defence, Laser Targeting systems, Renewable Energy, Radar Development, Structural Engineering, Autonomous Systems and Systems modelling. Additional career opportunities lie within Research Institutions, the Academia, Entrepreneurship and Consultancy.