Aerospace Engineering at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS

Course summary

Our programmes in Aerospace Engineering bring together the core disciplines of mechanical engineering with the application and focus of the aeronautical industry. With recent changes in the aerospace industry there are a now a whole host of traditional and advanced engineering careers that are available to students who will graduate from this programme. Commercial space exploration, drones, low carbon technologies and changes in aerospace commerce are all now serviced by aerospace engineers. This is in addition to many more ‘traditional’ careers in aircraft technologies, vehicle dynamics and propulsion (to name but a few). This programme mirrors the need to consider both technical and business aspects of engineering. As a result, our graduates will be well rounded industry-focussed engineers prepared to tackle the challenges of the next generation of aerospace technologies. The programme will start with the core foundation studies that are similar to the mechanical engineering programmes. This builds up the capacity to solve problems, analyse engineering components and design/manufacture solutions to challenges. The programme then takes on progressively aerospace focussed subjects in third year and beyond, through a combination of new courses that include basic electronics, structures, wind tunnel testing, supersonic aerodynamics, flight dynamics, aviation design and manufacture.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Officer for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer: Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20) Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.

English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

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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
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £24048 Year 1
International £24048 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Aerospace Engineering at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS