Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aerospace Engineering

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Course summary

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Course summary Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and theories. Gain the ability to design, model, simulate, analyse, prototype, construct and/or manufacture innovative products and aerospace systems Develop the skills and attributes for a career in aerospace. Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance requirements, design and analysis methodologies. Become a high-quality and highly skilled graduate aerospace engineer with specialist knowledge of aerospace technology. You undergo a rigorous intellectual training that engenders an interest in current developments at the frontiers of the subject. ACCREDITED BY: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) You learn through: • lectures and seminars • tutorials • laboratory sessions • problem-based and practical activity-based learning • group and individual project work • field trips • guest lectures • extra-curriculum activities • acting as student mentors Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. It's your chance to work as an engineer or designer, applying what you've learned in a commercial environment, learning how industry works and making connections for your future career. We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you to find a placement. Our strong links with industry and excellent reputation means that many companies tell us they want to work with our students, who often return from their industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including Rolls-Royce Airbus Boeing Bombardier Lockheed Martin Meggitt Aircraft Breaking Systems Jaguar Land Rover Live projects As well as your placement, you have opportunities throughout your course to gain extracurricular experience on a variety of projects within the aerospace community. For example, by joining our student UAV society, rocket team or formula team, or by becoming a student ambassador or a student peer. You may also have the opportunity to spend time on a pilot training programme, such as the programme run by Northwestern Michigan College in the USA. Networking opportunities If you join this course you will join a strong community of aerospace students and academics. Our students are renowned in the aerospace industry for their dedication, spirit and sense of teamwork. Competitions You can also take part in national and international engineering competitions, including The Heavy Lift Challenge or UAS competition, which involves designing and building a remote-controlled UAV model and testing it in a competition Formula Student, where you design and build a race car and race it at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix Engineering Without Borders, a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world Accreditation This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of meeting, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC. This course automatically meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Course details


You can take an optional placement in year 4. Year 1 Compulsory modules Aerodynamic Principles 20 Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes 20 Aircraft System And Avionics 20 Applied Engineering Mathematics 20 Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice 20 Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications 20 Professional Practice 20 Aerospace Structures And Dynamics 20 Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering 20 Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace 20 Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Year 4 Compulsory modules Aerospace Structural Integrity 20 Aircraft Design 20 Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation 20 Engineering Project Management And Individual Project 40 Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics 20 Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Aerospace Computational Methods Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics Astronautics And Space Propulsion Flight Stability And Control Lean Operations And Six Sigma M.Eng Group Project

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
TOEFL (iBT)79Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17
Cambridge English AdvancedCListening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162
PTE Academic52Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for EU students starting in 2021/22 is yet to be confirmed. Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS