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We’ve come a long way since the Wright Brothers. But in an area as innovative as aerospace engineering, the sky truly is the limit. From flight dynamics to aero-engine design, you’ll learn what it takes to make your mark in this exciting field. Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Aerospace Engineering degree starts by providing a broad engineering foundation, which includes mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering subjects. You will then develop further specific knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering. Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change. Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand. Specialised lectures on topics such as flight dynamics, aircraft navigation, aero-engine design, aerospace materials and aircraft performance may be given by visiting lecturers from aerospace industry companies. You will have the opportunity to attend a practical flight test course or to use a flight simulator to enhance your knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering. Successful engineers must be able to analyse and solve complex problems in the industrial context, communicate ideas to others and work effectively in teams and exercise leadership skills. This is why all our Engineering degrees include a selection of management content or specialised modules throughout. Topics covered include business finance, project planning and management, intellectual property, health and safety, motivation theory, marketing, total quality management, ethics and professionalism. What's the difference? We offer four different Engineering subjects, each of which is available in six forms: BEng (3 years); BEng with Industry (4 years), BEng with Year Abroad (4 years) MEng (4 years); MEng with Industry (5 years), MEng with Year Abroad (5 years) The MEng places greater emphasis on industrially-related project work, advanced technical content and leadership, and automatically meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The MEng shares its first three years with the corresponding BEng programme.
For further details, see the full programme summary on our website.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand throughout your course to offer advice and support on personal matters, provide guidance on course choices and help you appraise your own work. For the practical aspects of the course you will work, with a partner or as part of a small team, in our well-equipped engineering labs. On your third year project you will work individually under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Continuous assessment of your experimentation, computing, design and project work will contribute about 30-50% of your overall mark, with the rest based on your performance in exams for each module. You will also be expected to give presentations about your work.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||ABB||including Mathematics and a Physical science.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction. Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Engineering Access with 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which at Distinction. Including all level 3 Maths modules at Distinction. Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.|
|AS||Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||including Maths and Physics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||To include 5 points in Mathematics and Physics at HL. Pass Diploma with 30 points, including 6 in HL Maths and 6 in SL Physics. Pass Diploma with 30 points, including 6 in HL Physics and 6 in SL Maths.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted alongside Maths and Physics A-Level.|
|Extended Project||BBB at A level including Mathematics and Physics plus grade B in EPQ|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2||including Mathematics and a Physical science.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2||including Maths and Physics.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C/4 in English Language.|
When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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