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Imperial College London

UCAS Code: H401 | Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level

A*,A*,A*-A*,A,A,A

Must include: A* in Mathematics A*/A in Physics (A* is required if applying with three A-levels. At least an A is required if applying with four A-levels) Further Mathematics is strongly encouraged but not essential. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D2,D3

Grade D2 is required in Mathematics & Physic

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

40

Our minimum entry standard is 40 points overall, to include: 7 in Mathematics* at higher level 7 in Physics at higher level *Mathematics Analysis and Approaches or the Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted at higher level, but Analysis and Approaches is preferred.

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168-200

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About this course

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

Develop engineering, computational, and analytical skills, as well as the specific knowledge and experience required for careers in the aerospace industry.

Before choosing to continue or transfer to another course, all students apply to this degree, MEng Aeronautical Engineering (H401).

You'll gain a solid understanding of aerodynamics, lightweight structures, and structural mechanics, as well as flight mechanics.

You will study mechatronics, flight mechanics, propulsion and turbomachinery during year two, as well as attend a flight-testing course at Cranfield University's National Flying Laboratory Centre.

In years three and four, you can choose from an extensive range of optional modules on specialist topics, allowing you to focus on aeronautical engineering areas of interest and access cutting-edge research.

A group project in year three gives you the chance to simulate the work of a design team to take a design concept through different stages.

During year four, you will complete a variety of advanced modules and an individual research project to allow you to pursue your own research.

At the end of the second year, students who are on target to achieve a 2:1 or above may apply to transfer to our Year Abroad course, Year in Industry course, or Spacecraft Engineering course. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you.

**Professional accreditation**

This degree is professionally accredited by the following organisations on behalf of the Engineering Council:

- Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

- Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad.

With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the educational requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities.

In addition to your degree, you’ll receive the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) upon completion of this course. This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.

Modules

We recommend reviewing our course page for the latest information regarding the curriculum (including core and optional modules) and course structure, as this information may be subject to periodic change.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£40,940
per year
International
£40,940
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

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.

81%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

96%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

49%
UK students
51%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Engineering professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
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.

£32k

£32k

£40k

£40k

£46k

£46k

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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