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Aeronautical Engineering (with professional placement)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

to include A Level Mathematics

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an ‘A’ Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English PLUS a minimum of grade 6 (B) in GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6 OR 34 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 6 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

UCAS Tariff

128

to include A Level Mathematics

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

This dual-accredited integrated Master's degree is your fastest route to becoming a Chartered Engineer in aeronautical engineering. It focuses on aircraft design, providing you with in-depth knowledge of aerospace and aeronautical vehicles and technology. You'll develop in-demand engineering skills through industrial design projects and optional year in industry.

The course is designed in collaboration with industry, which is directly reflected in the emphasis on the professional and transferrable skills you will learn. The MEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree has been developed to educate you in the design, analysis and testing of aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology.

City was the first institution in the UK to introduce Aeronautical Engineering courses. The department has strong links with industry (local, national and global), maintaining partnerships through research projects and student placements.

This course prepares you for a career in the global aerospace industry. You’ll develop in-depth engineering knowledge each year, putting it into practice through cross-disciplinary design projects at every stage of your studies.

- Learn about the design, analysis and testing of aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology

- Study in industry-standard specialist facilities including our flight deck, motion simulators, wind tunnels, fuel injection systems, formula car simulator and flight test course

- Prepare for professional practice in your final year, with an in-depth individual design project based on industrial needs

- Boost your employability with an optional 12-month professional placement - past hosts include Airbus, DHL, British Airways, EDF Energy

- Future-proof your skills with our focus on design innovation and sustainability

- Progress to a high-tech career in the airline and aircraft industries

- Shine at interview with practical examples to showcase your expertise, thanks to real-world projects throughout your studies

- Benefit from our industry connections and outstanding reputation as the first UK university offering aeronautic engineering.

Aeronautical Engineering graduates work in all areas of the aircraft and airline industries and in other high-tech industries, such as motor manufacturing, F1 design, tall building design and offshore oil and gas extraction. Careers in aeronautical engineering in the UK are provided by larger companies such as Leonardo Helicopters, Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and QinetiQ and many successful specialist companies that supply components and services."

Modules

Year 1
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, with our shared engineering first year. Take part in engineering design exercises with your coursemates.

- Mathematics I (20 credits)
- Engineering Science (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (20 credits)
- Solid Mechanics (20 credits)
- Electronics (20 credits)
- Design I (20 credits)
- Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)

Year 2
Specialise in aeronautical engineering with modules including fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, structural mechanics and mechatronics.

- Mathematics II (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (20 credits)
- Structural Mechanics (20 credits)
- Mechatronics (20 credits)
- Measurement and Data Analysis (20 credits)
- Design II: Aeronautical (20 credits)

Year 3
Deepen your expertise in aircraft design with modules including aerodynamics and propulsion, and flight dynamics and control. Develop professional skills in engineering management.

- Analysis of Structures and Materials (20 credits)
- Aerodynamics and Propulsion (20 credits)
- Flight Dynamics and Control (20 credits)
- Engineering Management, Reliability and Safety (20 credits)
- Individual Project and Design (40 credits)

Year 4
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a significant engineering design project. Choose from: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project.

- Advanced Aerodynamics (20 credits)
- Structural Dynamics and Aero elasticity (20 credits)
- Design IV:Aeronautical (40 credits)
- Advanced CFD (20 credits)
- Gas Turbine Engineering (20 credits)
- Airworthiness and Maintenance (20 credits)
- Robotics Imaging and Vision (20 credits)
- MEng Individual Project (Stage 4) (20 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.

Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

Year 1
Written examination: 63% ? Coursework: 37%
Year 2
Written examination: 60% ? Coursework: 40%
Year 3
Written examination: 42% ? Coursework: 58%
Year 4
Written examination: 41% ? Coursework: 59%
Year 1
Written examination: 62% ? Coursework: 38%

Year 2
Written examination: 53% ? Coursework: 47%

Year 3
Written examination: 48% ? Coursework: 52%

Year 4
Written examination: 39% ? Coursework: 61%

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,770
per year
International
£19,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics

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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.

62%
low
Aeronautical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
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

69%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
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?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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
78%
low
Employed or in further education
61%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
8%
Transport associate professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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