There is an increasing demand for aerospace engineering graduates both in the UK and overseas. In fact, the UK aerospace industry is second in size to that of the USA and is home to some of the worlds largest and leading aerospace companies such as Airbus, Astrium, BAE Systems, GKN and Rolls-Royce.
The aim of this degree is to provide a bridge to become an aerospace engineer to anyone with a first degree in another engineering discipline or equivalent. It provides all of the essential knowledge and skills that an aerospace engineer needs to succeed in their career.
You will study taught modules comprising of core modules in fluid dynamics and structural mechanics along with optional, more specialist modules such as design optimisation, rotary wing aircraft and aircraft systems and propulsion.
In addition to the taught modules you will undertake an aerospace related professional project which is chosen by you and undertaken in association
with one of the Schools world-class research groups. Throughout your project you will be supervised by a member of academic staff.
Our Aerospace Engineering Industrial Advisory Board is actively engaged in ensuring this course meets the needs of industry and reflects trends in the sector. They also provide industrial talks and seminars and provide advice and support to our students during their professional projects.
* Aerospace Structures
* Incompressible Flow
* Professional Project
Optional modules (study 75 credits)
* Rotary Wing Aircraft
* Finite Difference/Finite Element
* Rotary Wing Aircraft
* Design Optimisation
* Aircraft Systems and Propulsion
* Computational and Experimental Methods
* Aerospace Flight Mechanics
* Finite Element Methods of Analysis
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2:1) degree or higher in engineering, a physical science or mathematics.We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
Scholarships worth up to £2,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.