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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Programme code:MSC-AERO/EUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Bilal Kaddouh Contact

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.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MECH5700MAerospace Structures15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5845MProfessional Project60 creditsSep to Aug
MECH5880MTeam Design Project15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

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

MECH5315MEngineering Computational Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5465MExperimental Methods and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5680MAdvanced Finite Element Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5770MComputational Fluid Dynamics Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students are required to study a further 60 credits from the following optional modules:

CIVE5971MDesign Optimisation - MSc15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH3790Aerodynamics and Aerospace Propulsion20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MECH5495MEngineering Psychology and Human Factors15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5740MRotary Wing Aircraft15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5765MVehicle Systems Engineering15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5900MSpacecraft Dynamics and Control15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 19/10/2021 12:05:23


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