University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

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Course summary

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering is concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft – using science and engineering, computational and analytical skills to design vehicles and structures that interact with the earth’s atmosphere and beyond. From choosing materials which maximise structural strength to optimising aerodynamics and fuel economy, today’s industry-leading aeronautical and aerospace engineers are developing new technologies for use in aviation, defence systems, and spacecraft. Studying aeronautical and aerospace engineering at Leeds will open up a whole world of opportunities for your career. You’ll develop your abilities in mathematics, physics, materials and computer science, backed-up with a strong design philosophy – all of which will equip you to design, analyse, manufacture and operate aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Our degree programmes develop world-class mechanical engineers who help meet the challenges facing the aerospace sector. Our active Industrial Advisory Board helps inform the development of this course to ensure that it is up to date with industry developments and requirements. That’s one of the reasons why our graduates are so in demand from industry, and why our courses are accredited by the leading professional bodies. This is a practical course, so you’ll benefit from specialist facilities including extensive lab space and equipment as well as having access to wind tunnels and a flight simulator which is housed in an adjacent school. You’ll also use our high-spec CAD cluster and workshop facilities including various rapid prototyping systems, and dedicated LabView facilities, combining face-to-face teaching with hands-on lab exercises to build your skills in using visual programming software. You’ll have everything you need to get started on your career in mechanical engineering. Why Study at Leeds

  • Graduate with an accredited mechanical engineering degree from a university ranked 5th in the UK for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, and Top 100 in the world for Engineering, Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022.
  • Work on your own mechanical projects, putting into practice what you have learned by designing, manufacturing and assembling devices and testing their performance.
  • Develop your experience and boost your career prospects with our paid industrial placement opportunities or study abroad programmes.
  • Experience teaching from a programme team with extensive industry experience, and led by Dr Greg de Boer whose research focuses on themes such as fluid mechanics and fluid structure interactions, solid mechanics, design optimisation, aerospace design, and multiscale modelling.
  • Take advantage of our world leading research here at Leeds, which helps to solve real world mechanical engineering problems.
  • Make the most of university links with the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Robotics Leeds, the School of Medicine and the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of
  • Aeronautical Society, Royal

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Subject to places being available, you must achieve our published first year entry requirements and the relevant % average in your first year of study. Learning outcomes of year 1 of the degree programme you are applying to must also have been met.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section.

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