University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Aerospace Engineering (Taught)

Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

The Masters in Aerospace Engineering is a multi-disciplinary programme that covers all aspects of modern aircraft design. This involves developing essential knowledge and skills in advanced aerodynamics and aerospace systems. By choosing specific options in the second semester the degree programme can be tailored to provide specialisms in either Aeronautics or Systems. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • The University of Glasgow has been the home of aerospace research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of aeronautics and aerospace systems.
  • Students in this programme can benefit from access to our outstanding facilities: including several wind tunnels, a flight simulation lab, an autonomous unmanned vehicle (UAV) laboratory, helicopter test rig laboratories, structural testing apparatus and computer labs for modelling and simulation.
  • The school has an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Modes of delivery of the MSc in Aerospace Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. The summer period is dedicated to project work, with either academic or industrial placements providing the context for your project. Semester 1 Core Courses FLIGHT DYNAMICS M CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN M NAVIGATION SYSTEMS M SIMULATION OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SPACE FLIGHT DYNAMICS M PHYSICS OF FLUIDS M Semester 2 Optional Courses Select a team project from: AEROSPACE DESIGN PROJECT M* AEROSPACE SYSTEMS TEAM DESIGN PROJECT M Select five courses from the following: ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS 5 [[[ENG5263]]] or AIRCRAFT VIBRATION AND AEROELASTICITY 4* AEROSPACE PROPULSION M AIRCRAFT HANDLING QUALITIES AND CONTROL 5* (subject to availability on flight test course and may incur an additional charge) AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS M* COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS 5 or COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS 4 FAULT DETECTION, ISOLATION AND RECOVERY* HIGH SPEED AERODYNAMICS 4 INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS M* [[[ENG5072]]]** ADVANCED CONTROL 5 ROTORCRAFT AEROMECHANICS M SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS 5 [[[ENG5280]]] 1 star signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Aeronautics 2 stars signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Systems Summer Project or dissertation MSC PROJECT or DISSERTATION PROJECT You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to aerospace engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of aerospace engineering projects.

Course details


How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 equivalent degree (GPA 3.0) in any Engineering Discipline or Physical Sciences/Maths degree that contains the core modules: Aerodynamics (or Fluid Mechanics or Thermodynamics), Control Engineering, Kinematics (or Dynamics), Materials Science and Maths. Applicants with a high 2.2 equivalent degree classification but 2:1 standard marks in core modules may be considered for entry.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website. https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Aerospace Engineering at University of Glasgow - UCAS