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Aerospace Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Including Mathematics and either Physics or Further Maths as a second subject, or Mathematics with any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Design, Economics, Psychology, Electronics. Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, CIE Global Perspectives and Research, CIE Thinking Skills. For A level subjects containing a practical examination, a pass in this element is also required

The Access to HE Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

Including D3 in Mathematics and D3 in either Physics or Further Maths as a second subject, or Mathematics with any two of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Design, Economics, Psychology, Electronics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Including Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches - 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation – 6 at Higher Level only (plus Physics at Higher or Standard Level).

Applications assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

Applications assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and preferably Physics plus Higher grades AAAAB

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics and preferably Physics

UCAS Tariff

112-159

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Aerospace engineering

Are you interested in the science behind flying? Maybe you are curious about aircraft design and manufacturing. Leading researchers in aviation teach our course to provide you with the skills and advanced knowledge needed to work in this exciting sector.

Our department has links with companies including:
- Airbus

- Boeing

- Rolls-Royce Aerospace.

Industry links will provide you with placement opportunities for real world learning. Our teaching facilities and regular guest lecturers will give you a fantastic insight into the growing aerospace industry.

Learning on this course includes hands on integrating projects throughout your studies. Your learning will cover topics including:
- Aerodynamics

- Avionics

- Flight mechanics

- Human Factors

Your final year will allow you to tailor your learning through a variety of specialist modules.

Modules

All students follow a common programme of study for the first two years, studying core material that provides a solid practical foundation in engineering analysis and aircraft technology with hands-on design exercises and laboratory tests. In year three, students will begin their individual research projects as well as undertaking core modules in engineering management and public engagement, and certification, safety and reliability. There are also a number of specialised optional modules across the aeromechanics, aeroelectrical and general streams. Within year four you will undertake an individual project providing you experience in the practice of engineering at a professional level. You will also have the opportunity to select a range of optional modules to equip you with the skills needed for the aerospace industry.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

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.

80%
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
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

43%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

£36k

£36k

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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