Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain the practical skills to solve complex future aerospace challenges.
  • Engage in live projects, numerical modelling and experimental techniques.
  • Address sustainability challenges like decarbonisation and FlyZero-2030.
  • Develop technology expertise in aviation and next-generation space missions.
This course prepares you for diverse roles in aerospace research and development, manufacturing, product design, testing, modelling, simulating and other commercial engineering enterprises. You’ll engage in professional practice from day one, working on industry-led projects and addressing complex aerospace problems. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. On this course you’ll take an active, research-informed approach to learning, preparing for future aerospace challenges within a diverse student community. You’ll gain skills and confidence through state-of-the-art teaching techniques – such as flipped learning, think-pair-share, digital-technology aided teaching, online learning and a variety of activities. Course topics You’ll apply your learning to solve real-world problems across core subject areas – including aerodynamics, thermodynamics, structures, propulsion, flight dynamics and control, systems and avionics. You’ll also explore case studies within the aerospace industry – insightful examples of ongoing research and industry practice. Further themes of the course range from fluid mechanics and aerospace materials to aircraft design, numerical methods, modelling and simulation. Assessments on the course include exams, coursework, case studies, phase tests, viva presentations and portfolios, offering equal opportunities to demonstrate your learning and potential. Course support You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment. This includes: 
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-on-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments.
  • The Engineering Café, a weekly drop-in session where you can ask questions and get advice from academics.
  • A dedicated Maths and Stats Support drop-in session that runs twice a week.
Applied learning Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement between your second and third years. You’ll have the opportunity to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. We have a dedicated and experienced team to help you find a placement and make the most of your work experience opportunities. Our strong links to the industry and excellent reputation mean companies actively seek our students for employment. Often students return from their placements with sponsorships or job offers. Previous students have worked in a variety of technical roles for companies including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems and the Ministry of Defence. Live projects You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world aerospace projects by working on client-based projects. You’ll learn how to address the main client, business or user’s needs, while also meeting the main requirements of the project. You’ll consider ethical principles and your responsibilities as an engineer towards health and safety, society and the environment. Later in the course, you’ll undertake an individual project and an aircraft design and simulation module – carrying out the design of a real aircraft and creating a model in the flight simulator to verify the associated performance.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. You can take an optional placement in year 4. Year 1 Compulsory modules Aerospace Engineering Fundamentals Materials, Manufacturing And Design For Transportation Maths And Engineering Science For Transportation Sustainable Engineering And Interdisciplinary Practice Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Thermodynamics, Aircraft Systems And Manufacturing Numerical Methods And Applications Structures, Aerodynamics And Flight Mechanics Systems Modelling And Simulation Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Year 4 Compulsory modules Advanced Aerospace Engineering And Design Aircraft Design And Simulation Project: Implementation Project: Management And Scoping Final year Compulsory modules  Aerothermodynamics Of Space Transport Systems Industrial Group Project Interdisciplinary Engineering Systems And Emerging Technology Elective modules Advanced Computational Methods In Engineering Artificial Intelligence Concepts And Applications Process Improvement Methodologies Robotics And Autonomous Systems

Assessment method

Coursework | Exam | Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS