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University of Surrey

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H402

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Overall: AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A and Physics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 39 at Distinction, 6 at Merit, and A level Mathematics grade A. Required subjects: Modules must be in relevant subjects, and A level Mathematics grade A. Please contact us for details.

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 in Mathematics and HL5/SL6 in Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

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

DDD

Overall: DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma and A Level Mathematics at grade A Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject, and A level Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Overall: AAB Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Overall: AAABB Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Overall: Pass overall with AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A-level Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Why choose this course**
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading universities for aerospace engineering.

As a BEng or MEng Aerospace Engineering student, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art wind-tunnel research facilities and learn from world-leading experts in the field.

Our close links with major companies will help develop your employment skills. You can also hone your practical, teamwork and leadership skills by taking part in one of our successful and dynamic student competition design teams.

This course is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and has excellent employability prospects. 100 per cent of our graduates were in work or education six months after graduation (DiscoverUni, using the most recent data from those who graduated in the 2016-17 academic year).

**What you will study**
Our aerospace engineering courses encompass advanced materials, design, aerodynamics, space systems, propulsion and the latest in computational and simulation tools.

By using our extensive facilities for aerodynamics and materials testing, including our demonstrator jet engine and flight simulator, you’ll put the theory you learn into practice.

With our research-led teaching, specialists will guide you in areas such as aircraft and environmental aerodynamics, propulsion, computational fluid dynamics and modelling of flows in gas-turbine engines (with links to our Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre).

You can apply to study for either a BEng or MEng (Master of Engineering). The MEng builds on the BEng course with a masters year and is a direct route to a masters qualification.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

Applicants who require a Tier 4 (General) visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Tier 4 Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Tier 4 sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Tier 4 Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Stag Hill

Department:

FEPS - Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences (MES)

TEF rating:
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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.

74%
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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
71%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
7%
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.

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
5%
Transport associate professionals
5%
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.

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