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Aerospace Engineering (with Optional Year in Industry)

Entry requirements


At least two A levels including grade C in mathematics.

Engineering - with merit in at least 24 level 3 credits including mathematics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You are expected to have at least Level 2 literacy and numeracy skills, typically, GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or passes in level 2 Functional Skills.

At least five subjects studied at higher level, including grade B (H2 if awarded after 2016) in mathematics.

Distinction, Merit, Merit in an appropriate discipline including merit in mathematics.

Including grade D in higher level mathematics.

Including grade D in higher level mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

Tariff points may be from any combination of recognised level 3 qualifications including mathematics.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Optional year in industry**: The year in industry option will help you gain valuable work experience which will help you enhance your graduate employability prospects. During your placement you develop transferable skills such as communication, negotiation, teamwork, leadership, organisation, problem-solving, being able to work under pressure, self-reliance and commercial awareness. At the end of your work placement you return to complete your degree and prepare to enter employment with improved confidence.

Our work placement officer and the University’s careers service are available to help you find and apply for your work placement. Advice is also available on job hunting and networking.

**Course overview**: Aerospace engineers design, test and build aircraft, spacecraft, satellites and missiles. If you have a passion for flight and space technology and want to become an engineer with varied skills, then this course is for you. You develop your knowledge and understanding of aerospace engineering subjects, including design, fluids, mechanics, flight control systems, structures, materials, propulsion, flight dynamics and aircraft performance.

You are taught mainly at the University’s campus in Middlesbrough, but you have access to the extensive aerospace engineering workshops at Hartlepool College of Further Education. These include a hanger with fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, engines, and a wind tunnel. Free transport is provided between the University and the college should you need it.

**Top reasons to study this course**

1. Real-world experience: a flight test experience is included as part of your course at no extra cost.
2. Prepare for your studies: develop your understanding of maths with our free online Mathematics for University course
3. Professional accreditation: this degree is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for meeting the requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.

**After the course**: We prepare you for the world of work by giving you the opportunity to go on work placements, take part in industry events and to undertake industry-relevant project work. You gain skills relevant to the aerospace industry and other sectors including automotive, process, oil and gas, electronics, electrical engineering, manufacturing and energy industries. Our Student Futures careers and employability team can help you map out your future career. Aerospace engineering graduate destinations include employers such as: BAE SYSTEMS, Cobham, Baker Hughes, Express Engineering Ltd, Ford Aerospace Ltd, and many others.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,000
per year
International
£17,000
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:

Teesside University

Department:

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.

87%
Aerospace 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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

81%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
29%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Engineering professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians

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.

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

£31k

£31k

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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