Aircraft aerodynamics and flying and handling performances are always the most important and challenging aspects of aircraft designs, particularly with the consideration of advanced materials and advanced aircraft technologies. At Glyndŵr University, the MSc Engineering (Aeronautical) program will enable candidates to develop a deep understanding and solid skills in aerodynamics and aerodynamic design of aircraft, grasp detailed knowledge and application principles of composite materials and alloys, critically review and assess the application and practice of advanced materials in modern aircraft, model and critically analyze aircraft flight dynamic behavior and apply modern control approaches for control-configured aircraft. Candidates will have access to a state-of-art Merlin flight simulator for designing and testing their aircraft, will learn and use cutting-edge design, analysis, and simulation software: MATLAB/Simulink, CATIA v5, ANSYS, and ABAQUS, and will have access to subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities and rapid prototyping facilities. Glyndŵr University is located nearby to one of the largest aircraft companies in the world, Airbus, and also has a close link with aviation industries, such as Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, Magellan, and Airbus. The MSc Engineering (Aeronautical) is aligned with accreditation requirements and guidelines for the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provides candidates with the required training for registering for Chartered Engineers.
Why choose this course?
The knowledge and the skills delivered in the MSc Automotive Engineering course are transferable to other engineering fields.
The program provides the opportunity to combine practical aspects of automotive engineering as well as simulation-based projects using industry-relevant software. An open and friendly atmosphere enhances your learning experience. Strong links to local, national, and international companies ensure the standard of teaching is industry relevant to provide you with the best possible starting point for your professional career paths.
- Lectures and assessments are generally based on real case scenarios and industrial needs.
- Laboratories are equipped with up-to-date specialist equipment and various vehicles including kit cars, race cars, and electric and hybrid powertrains.
- Lecturers and supporting staff have the required industrial experience and care practitioners (i.e., track racing & car building).