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Bristol, University of the West of England

UCAS Code: H404 | Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Mathematics, plus a Pass in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing/Computer Science, Design and Technology, Electronics, Engineering, ICT, Further Maths, Music Technology, Physics, Statistics. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken on to full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff.

15 Level 3 credits at Merit in Mathematics and 15 Level 3 credits at Pass in another Science or Technology subject.

The Mathematics requirement for this course can also be met by Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in English and Mathematics, or equivalent.

Grade 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and a Pass at Higher Level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies.

H2 in Mathematics plus a Pass in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Technology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

One of the following BTEC Diplomas: Aeronautical Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Land-based Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations and Maintenance Engineering. Must include Merit in one of the following units: Further Engineering Mathematics, Further Mathematics for Construction or Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems. Please list the units that you are taking in your application. For further advice on acceptable units, please email us.

Grade D in Advanced Higher Mathematics, plus a Pass in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design and Manufacture, Engineering, Physics, Statistics.

You must achieve a Grade C in A-Level Mathematics in addition to your T Level qualification. If you have or are looking to partially complete your T-Level you are still required to have the equivalent to 2 full A-Levels as part of our minimum entry requirements. As a result, if you are applying with only the core or occupational specialism, this may be insufficient as a stand-alone qualification.

UCAS Tariff

120

About this course

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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Aerospace engineering

MEng Aerospace Engineering has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers and with input from regional aerospace partners.

It’s accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) to give you the industry relevant skills and graduate attributes needed to become the technical specialists and leaders of tomorrow.

Study materials and manufacturing, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics to gain a solid grounding in aerospace engineering principles in your first year. Specialise in your second year through the Systems, Design and Manufacturing pathways. Gain practical experience developing and testing your prototypes in our well-equipped laboratories.

Build your industry knowledge and gain an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process through regular factory tours and professional briefings from leading aerospace organisations. Work on placements with partners including include Airbus, Rolls Royce, GE Aviation and Leonardo Helicopters to build up valuable experience and professional skills. Graduate ready to take up your place within the exciting, fast-paced aerospace industry.

Job opportunities range from working on the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, to working with helicopters and jet engines.

The Uni

Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

School of Engineering

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation

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Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£34k

£34k

£38k

£38k

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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