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School of Mechanical Engineering

Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering MEng, BEng

MEng, BEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering


Our Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering degree course is very popular and this has to do with it being one of the most technologically advanced engineering areas of study. 

This programme has been designed to produce engineers prepared for a highly rewarding career in the aerospace industry. It combines a solid foundation in fundamental engineering skills with specialist aerospace engineering expertise.

Areas of study include aerospace structures, aerodynamics, propulsion, aircraft systems and aircraft stability and control. You will learn how to integrate mathematics, physics, materials and computer science together with a strong design philosophy to allow you to design, analyse, manufacture and operate aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Due to the complex nature of aircraft and aerospace design, manufacture, control, aerodynamics and structural analysis, the course has a strong mathematical foundation.

Our course is kept up to date with industry developments and requirements by an active Industrial Advisory Board. This has led to a high level of demand for our graduates from industry, especially from the aerospace industry.

You will carry out several major projects on this degree, including the first year design and manufacture project.

We are ranked 8th in the UK by the Complete University Guide and 9th in the Good University Guide for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering. We are also number 1 for student satisfaction.

UCAS Code: H410 (MEng, BEng) or H415 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000; International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is jointly accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
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2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
2015 entry requirements: A*AA at A-level including Mathematics and Physics, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A-level equivalencies tbc.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.


Career options

When you graduate from this course you will be able to apply your skills in a number of areas including fundamental research, airline management and operations, satellite operations and aerospace design and manufacturing in both the civil and military environments.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

A-level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD overall including distinctions in Maths for Technicians, Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles & Applications.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

MEng only
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
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