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MSc Aerospace Engineering

Programme code:MSC-AERO/EUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Andrew Shires Contact address:A.Shires@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in aeronautical/aerospace, mechanical, civil or general engineering. Successful applicants will have previous studies covering advanced mathematics, strength of materials, dynamics and basic fluid mechanics.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Mechanical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Mechanical Engineering

Programme specification:

The programme will offer quality and comprehensive training in aerospace engineering.

It is designed to ensure that graduates possess the key knowledge and competences for a career in the aerospace industry. The programme falls under the remit of the Aerospace Engineering Industrial Advisory Board who will provide advice on running the course and its content, comprising Senior Engineers/Pilots from Rolls-Royce, Airbus Innovations, BAE Systems, Airbus Defence & Space, BOND Helicopters and the Manufacturing Technology Centre. The School of Mechanical Engineering is currently seeking accreditation by the Royal Aeronautical Society.


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Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MECH5495MEngineering Psychology and Human Factors15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5700MAerospace Structures15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5765MVehicle Systems Engineering15 creditsSemester 2
MECH5845MProfessional Project60 credits1 Sept to 31 Aug
MECH5865MTeam Design and Build Project15 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students are required to study 30 credits of Advanced Engineering Skills modules:

MECH5315MEngineering Computational Methods15 creditsSemester 1
MECH5680MAdvanced Finite Element Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
MECH5770MComputational Fluid Dynamics Analysis15 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to study a further 30 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE5730MMaterials Selection and Failure Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
CIVE5971MDesign Optimisation - MSc15 creditsSemester 1
MECH3790Aerodynamics and Aerospace Propulsion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MECH5740MRotary Wing Aircraft15 creditsSemester 1


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Last updated: 11/03/2019

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