Important Dates

Registration Open - NOW OPEN

Abstract Submission Deadline - EXTENDED TO 13 Oct 17

Manuscript Submission Deadline - EXTENDED TO 25 Oct 17

Registration Deadline - 13 Nov

Conference Dates - 23-24 Nov 17


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AIAA Student Membership

AIAA welcomes student participants to the Region VII Australian Student Conference. Students must join AIAA to be eligible to compete in the conference. To join AIAA, please go to and click on "Become a Student Member". Student membership is only 25 USD.

Questions about AIAA? Please contact Rachel Dowdy at

Have Questions?

Check out the FAQs page. If they don't answer you questions, email the General Enquiries, Conference Chairs, Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell and Associate Professor Cees Bil or the Judging Coordinator, TBA.



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Author Kit

Your paper should be prepared according to AIAA Manuscript Preparation Kit. Please note that the paper can be no longer than 11 pages single column because this is a student competition. Masters Competition papers may have up to two student authors and list one faculty advisor as co-author.

Information for authors and a template can be found on the AIAA website, Author Resources.

Contact Us

Please contact this year's conference organizers, conference chairs Associate Professor Cees Bil and Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell or the judging coordinator, TBA for further information about this year's conference.

Arrangements in Australia

For information about VISA requirements, lodging and any associated fees, please contact the conference organisers or conference chairs Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell and Associate Professor Cees Bil. A generic letter of inviation can be found on the AIAA website at If you require a more detailed invitation, please contact the conference chairs Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell and Associate Professor Cees Bil

AIAA Region VII-AU Student Conference


2017 AIAA Student Conference Region VII-AU

23 - 24 November 2017


RMIT University

Swanston Academic Building 80

Level 6, Room 5

445 Swanston Street

Melbourne VIC 3000



 Proudly supported by:



  Note: Please try to renew or complete your AIAA membership if you have not already and update your details on this site. You cannot be fully accepted to the conference without valid membership.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.

The conference is open to undergraduate university students only. All participants must be members of the AIAA ($25 USD to join). Supported by the AIAA Sydney Section (


Abstract/Paper Submission Instructions 

To submit your abstract or paper:

1. Click on "My registration" and complete the registration form.

2. You must enter a valid AIAA membership number, so have it ready.

3. Once your registration form has been submitted and accepted, click on

    "Add presentation" and proceed completing the details. Your abstract must

    be entered in a text box. There is no file upload for the abstract.The abstract should not

     exceed 200 words.

4. You will receive an email with the status of your abstract.

5. Once your abstract has been accepted, a new option will appear to upload your manuscripts as a PDF file.

Interstate and students from the Asia-Pacific region can present their paper via video conferencing. The conference organisers must be notified in advance if you wish to use this option.



The AIAA Australian Regional Student Conference will be an undergraduate competition with the following prizes sponsored by AIAA:

First place: $500 (USD) and an expenses paid trip to the AIAA Scitech Meeting January 2018, Kissimmee, Florida, USA (for one author)

Second Place: $300 (USD)

Third Place: $250 (USD)


Rules for the AIAA Regional Student Conference Competition:

1. Student authors MUST be current AIAA student members prior to the competition. Student membership is $ 25 (USD). Join here.

2. Paper must be prepared according to the AIAA Author Kit  in a single column format. Paper, including tables, figures and acknowledgements can be no longer than 11 pages total. The 11-page rule is strictly enforced because this is an international competition.

3. There can only be two student authors listed on the paper. Faculty advisors from a University may be listed as co-authors. Please note that NASA advisors, Industry advisors, etc. may NOT be listed as co-authors; they should instead be noted in the paper acknowledgement.

4. Papers submitted to the Regional Student Conferences should not be submitted for presentation at or publication by any other conference or journal. If the paper is not the first place undergraduate paper, the student may then submit to other conferences or journals.

5. The first prize winner must be able and available to travel to Florida, USA, in January 2018 to present the paper at the AIAA SciTech Meeting.

For more details, refer to the Conference Rules page. 


Important Dates to remember:

 Abstracts Submission: EXTENDED TO October 13 2017

Manuscripts Submission: EXTENDED TO October 25 2017


Questions? Contact the Conference Organizers:

General Enquiries: Bhav Thethy at

Conference Chairs:  Associate Professor Cees Bil at

                Dr. Daniel Edgington-Mitchell at

Judging Coordinator:  TBC