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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Aerospace Engineering

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

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

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

School of Mechanical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Programme specification:

Demand for aerospace engineering graduates is rising, both in the UK and overseas. In fact, the UK aerospace industry is the second biggest in the world after the USA, home to leading aerospace companies such as Airbus, Astrium, BAE Systems, GKN, Leonardo and Rolls-Royce. That’s why specialising in this field could open a lot of doors in terms of career opportunities when you graduate.
You’ll study aerospace structures and advanced aerodynamics, along with optional specialist modules such as systems engineering, rotary wing aircraft, or spacecraft dynamics and control, that'll help you hone your skills in an area that interests you. Our School’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is actively engaged in ensuring this course meets the needs of industry and reflects trends in the sector. IAB members also contribute to talks that feed into our taught modules and project work, ensuring the curriculum is challenging and relevant.
This means that, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with the most up-to-date practices and industry-relevant knowledge to pursue an exciting career in this area.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

MECH5025MAdvanced Aerodynamics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5700MAerospace Structures15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5845MProfessional Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MECH5880MTeam Design Project15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a total of 75 credits of optional modules, with a maximum of 45 credits in each semester from either of the 2 baskets.

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional professional skills modules (basket 1):

MECH5015MComputational Fluid Dynamics Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
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)
MECH5775MAdvanced Manufacturing15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Candidates will be required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules (basket 2):

MECH5345MFundamentals of Tribology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5375MSurface Engineering and Coatings15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5495MEngineering Psychology and Human Factors15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5725MAerospace Systems Engineering15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5740MRotary Wing Aircraft15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MECH5790MDesign Optimisation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5900MSpacecraft Dynamics and Control15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:07:48


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