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Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Experience

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Grades A*AA in any order in Mathematics, Physics and one other subject Typical Contextual Offer: Grades AAA in any order in Mathematics, Physics and one other subject

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with merit or distinction in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. For entry onto this course we would also require an A level in Mathematics at grade A* in addition to the HE Diploma.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: Five GCSES/iGCSES at Grades A*/9-C/4. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of C/4. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 points overall with 7,6,6 at Higher level.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Grades DD plus A level Maths and Physics at Grade A*.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Grades D in a relevant subject plus A level Maths and Physics at Grade A*A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

Grades DDD in a relevant subject plus A level in Maths at Grade A*.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

Grades DD in relevant subject plus A level Maths and Physics at Grade A*A.

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

DD

Grades DD in a relevant subject plus A level in Maths at Grade A*.

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

D

Grades D in a relevant subject plus A level Maths and Physics at Grade A.

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

DDD

Grades DDD in a relevant subject plus A level in Maths at Grade A*.

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

D,D

Grades DD in a relevant subject plus A level Maths and Physics at Grade A*A.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements (our MEng A level requirements are Grades AAA). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

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152

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Aerospace engineering

The MEng Aerospace Engineering provides students with a broad, well-balanced preparation for professional careers in the aerospace industry (design, development, testing and operation of vehicles and systems), as well as in other areas, such as research, management, technical development and finance.

We aim to instil a theoretical knowledge of engineering science in addition to a solid base of practical skills, an understanding of design, comprehension of the commercial world and competence in transferable skills (problem solving, team working, creativity and IT). These skills are taught using interactive learning approaches and using cutting-edge and industry-standard tools.

Students find an integrated industrial year highly beneficial, both to their university education and subsequent employability. This course offers you the chance to complete a placement year in industry, which would normally be completed after the first three years of the Aerospace Engineering degree, although some students work in industry following their second year.

Extra funding

For more information about scholarships and bursaries please see our undergraduate fees pages or visit the Scholarships and bursaries on the Department website.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil 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.

53%
low
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

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
47%
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

62%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
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?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Senior officers in protective services

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.

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

£39k

£39k

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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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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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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