Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London - UCAS

Imperial College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

Aeronautical Engineering

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Course summary

Develop engineering, computational, and analytical skills, as well as the specific knowledge and experience required for careers in the aerospace industry. Before choosing to continue or transfer to another course, all students apply to this degree, MEng Aeronautical Engineering (H401). You'll gain a solid understanding of aerodynamics, lightweight structures, and structural mechanics, as well as flight mechanics. You will study mechatronics, flight mechanics, propulsion and turbomachinery during year two, as well as attend a flight-testing course at Cranfield University's National Flying Laboratory Centre. In years three and four, you can choose from an extensive range of optional modules on specialist topics, allowing you to focus on aeronautical engineering areas of interest and access cutting-edge research. A group project in year three gives you the chance to simulate the work of a design team to take a design concept through different stages. During year four, you will complete a variety of advanced modules and an individual research project to allow you to pursue your own research. At the end of the second year, students who are on target to achieve a 2:1 or above may apply to transfer to our Year Abroad course, Year in Industry course, or Spacecraft Engineering course. If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa, but our International Student Support Team are here to help advise and support you. Professional accreditation This degree is professionally accredited by the following organisations on behalf of the Engineering Council:

  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
With a professionally accredited degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate to employers that you have achieved an industry-recognised standard of competency. Professional accreditation also provides international recognition of your qualifications, which you can use to launch a career abroad. With this integrated Master’s degree, you’ll fully meet the educational requirements for professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Becoming a Chartered Engineer can further enhance your career prospects and earning potential. It demonstrates your competencies and commitment to lifelong learning – providing you with recognition in your field and greater influence and opportunities. In addition to your degree, you’ll receive the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) upon completion of this course. This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.


We recommend reviewing our course page for the latest information regarding the curriculum (including core and optional modules) and course structure, as this information may be subject to periodic change.

Professional bodies

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

  • Aeronautical Society, Royal
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

An ATAS certificate is required for all visa-nationals, with the exception of EEA/Swiss nationals and nationals of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


e-Interview with a member of staff. On the day of your e-Interview, you'll have the chance to join us on a virtual tour of the Department and have the opportunity to converse informally with our students and staff in our topical/themed e-rooms. The purpose of the interview is to enable us to explore your technical ability, your interest in the subject and your motivation to study aeronautics.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Online Mathematics Test

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedCFor pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic)6.5Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic62Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT)92Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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 £40940 Year 1
International £40940 Year 1

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Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London - UCAS