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Aerospace Engineering (with Optional Year in Industry)

Entry requirements


At least two A levels including grade B in mathematics.

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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

In addition to level 3 qualifications, 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 H1 (A if awarded before 2016) in mathematics.

Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM) in an appropriate discipline including distinction in a maths-related unit.

Including grade C in higher level mathematics.

Including grade C in higher level mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Tariff points may be from any combination of recognised level 3 qualifications including mathematics. The preferred second subject is physics, but alternative science, technology and engineering subjects are also acceptable.

About this course


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

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

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**: Teesside University's MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering degree builds on the extensive range of subjects included in the BEng (Hons) by providing advanced topics in aerospace engineering including advanced aerodynamics and complex UAV design projects. You can also choose from a range of options in advanced subjects which include rotorcraft, flight simulation, computational fluid dynamics and production management.

Top reasons to study aerospace engineering at Teesside: professional accreditation, real-world experience, state-of-the-art facilities, extra-curricula activities.

**After the course**: In addition to the aerospace industries your skills and knowledge will also be relevant to the automobile, engineering process, oil and gas, electronics, electrical engineering and renewable energy industries, to name just a few. We prepare you for the world of work by giving you the opportunity to go on work placements, attend industry events (Cleveland Institution of Engineers), take part in company visits and get involved with collaborative research carried out by industry (Nissan, Sabre Rail, Cummins, Caterpillar).

Modules

Visit the course pages of Teesside University’s website (www.tees.ac.uk or Visit our course page link provided below) for information on modules.

Assessment methods

Visit the course pages of Teesside University’s website (www.tees.ac.uk or Visit our course page link provided below) for information on assessment methods.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
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.

70%
med
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

70%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

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
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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.

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

£30k

£30k

£26k

£26k

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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Lower entry requirements
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