World leading aircraft manufacturers predict the number of in-service commercial aircraft doubling to over 43,500 in the next 20 years. Our MSc Aviation Engineering and Management course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed in the aviation industry. You’ll develop key problem-solving skills within the field of aviation including airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, component manufacturing organisations, and related industries, and civil aviation governmental agencies. You’ll gain an understanding of the various complexities facing aviation businesses through a breadth of industry related modules. Your studies will also cover a wide variety of tools, techniques, and research methods, and how they may be applied to research and solve real-life problems within the aviation industry.
The MSc Aviation Engineering and Management course consists of nine modules with a key theme throughout your studies including the ethical dimensions of decision-making and interpersonal relations. This means you can be confident that you will develop personally and professionally as part of the course, ultimately making yourself more employable. You’ll study the following modules: Aircraft Systems Design and Optimisation This module will give you a comprehensive knowledge of the systems of the aircraft, including preliminary designing of systems primary and secondary systems, operation and maintenance concepts. You will be introduced to novel engineering design methods such as Multi Objective Design (MOD) and multi-disciplinary design optimisation. Part of the module will be delivered with the support of industrial partners and experts, which will bring real scale industrial experience and interaction with the industry. Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing This module analyses condition monitoring and non-destructive testing, giving you an appreciation for the key concepts and tools in this subject. You will evaluate the use of these tools in different situations within industry and make recommendations on necessary adjustments. Human Engineering You will be encouraged to critically analyse and evaluate safety management systems, organisation safety and human performance in the aviation industry. Lean Maintenance Operations and Certification This module will help you develop and understand concepts in Six Sigma, lean maintenance, operational research, reliability centred maintenance and maintenance planning. You will evaluate and critically analyse processes within highly regulated industries. Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering Management Covering the principles and implementation of the safety, health and environmental management within the workplace, you will look at key concepts in human cognition and other human factors in risk management and accident/incident investigation. You will also gain an understanding of the role of stakeholder involvement in sustainable development. Strategic Leadership and Management for Engineers This module will explore a range of purposes and issues surrounding successful strategic management and leadership as well as appraising a range of leadership behaviours and processes that may inspire innovation, change and continuous transformation within different organisational areas including logistics and supply chain management. Research Methods for Engineers The aim of this module is to provide you with the ability to determine the most appropriate methods to collect, analyse and interpret information relevant to an area of engineering research. To provide you with the ability to critically reflect on your own and others work. Individual Project You will undertake a substantial piece of investigative research work on an appropriate engineering topic and further develop your skills in research, critical analysis and development of solutions using appropriate techniques.
You will be continually assessed coursework or a mixture of coursework and exams. The dissertation allows you to research a specific aviation engineering topic, to illustrate your depth of knowledge, critical awareness and problem-solving skills. The dissertation has three elements of assessment: a thesis, a poster presentation, and a viva voce examination.
How to apply
This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.
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A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a related engineering discipline e.g. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Aircraft Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or if you are an EASA licensed engineer with five years relevant industrial experience. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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