De Montfort University

MSc Aeronautical Engineering

The UK aerospace and aeronautical industry is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. The sector has seen consistent growth in recent years and supports a growing number of highly skilled, high-value roles in aircraft aerodynamics, wind turbine design and maintenance, aviation management, the defence sector, and aircraft maintenance, repair and operation services. 

This broad-based engineering course aims to train the next generation of aerospace professionals by providing technical skills in key areas of aeronautical engineering, supplemented by topics in material sciences, digital manufacturing and management concepts. Our graduates will leave with the advanced technical know-how required to work in the aircraft industry, along with a solid understanding of relevant management concepts. 

You will study core modules in Advanced Flight Dynamics, Advanced Computational Aerodynamics and Instrumentation, Unmanned Aero Vehicle Design, Sensor Networks and more, with the choice of optional modules including Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Composite Materials, Digital Manufacture, and Systems Operation and Management.

You will be supported by our academics and technicians in producing your final-semester dissertation exploring a relevant topic of your choice.

Entry Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject, such as Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline such as Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. 

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

International students must also have a valid ATAS certificate to study at DMU to enroll on the course. 

Career Prospects

DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

Graduate Careers

Graduates are expected find employment in sectors such as Aeronautical, Aerospace, Automotive, aviation management, defense and industries supporting aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

Course Details

The modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. This ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real engineering problems are better understood through an underpinning of strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

You will normally attend four hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full-time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You can expect to also undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week.

Core modules
Advanced Flight Dynamics
Advanced Computational Aerodynamics
Unmanned Aero Vehicle Design
Engineering Business Environment
Study Skills and Research Methods
Instrumentation and Sensor Networks
Dissertation
Optional modules
Systems Operation and Management
Topics in Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
Digital Manufacture
Composite Materials
Structural Integrity: Designing against

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