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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary: -Gain specialist knowledge of leading-edge aerospace technology.

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and theories.
Progress towards a career at the highest level of aerospace engineering – with the skills and knowledge to work in product design, senior management, development and manufacturing. This course runs parallel to the BEng (Honours) Aerospace Engineering. Please follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date on all things Engineering at Sheffield Hallam. 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. With online resources, industry-standard facilities and exceptional learning environments, you’ll be supported at every step. Alongside teaching, our lecturers conduct research and consultancy for industry – either in our UK-leading Materials and Engineering Research Institute or in collaboration with other organisations. This means your lectures and seminars are always up to date, giving you the latest knowledge in aerospace engineering. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • computer-based sessions
  • problem-based and practical, activity-based learning
  • group and individual project work
  • field trips
  • guest lectures
  • extracurricular activities
  • acting as student mentors
Applied learning - Work placements You’ll have the chance to undertake an industrial training placement after your second or third year of study. Typically, these are 48 weeks long and enable you to apply your knowledge to commercial engineering practice while gaining new, real-world skills. Previous students have worked in technical roles for companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, the Ministry of Defence, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems and Jaguar Land Rover. Field trips You may have the chance to tour industrial sites, attend guest lectures and visit aerospace engineering events. You can also spend time on specific training programmes such as piloting or computer simulations. Networking opportunities There are numerous extracurricular opportunities to gain experience on projects with the aerospace community. You’re welcome to join our student aerospace societies or space academic network or become a student ambassador or peer. And each year, a few students get to attend the annual national conference of the Association of Aerospace Universities. Here you could be showcasing your final year project work on an international stage while networking with aerospace professionals. We also have a mentoring scheme which will pair you with students from the second, third and fourth years of the course. This helps you settle in, get academic support and form friendships that last through your course and beyond. Competitions You may 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
  • the SAC (Spaceport America Cup) competition in the USA – where you can work collaboratively with other universities to build a rocket to fly in the event
  • Formula Student – where you design and build a race car and test it in a competition
  • Engineering Without Borders – a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world


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 Aerodynamic Principles Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes Aircraft System And Avionics Applied Engineering Mathematics Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Year 2 - Compulsory modules Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications Aerospace Structures And Dynamics Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace Professional Practice Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Year 4 - Compulsory modules Aerospace Structural Integrity Aircraft Design Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics 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

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

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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

• Foundation - pass from our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance, or from another suitable science or technology foundation course containing an appropriate level of mathematics, with an overall average mark of at least 75 per cent 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 at the point of enrolment.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 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.

Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 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