University of Hertfordshire

MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology

Like the BEng, this course includes many of the modules featured on our general aerospace engineering course, as well as special modules on the design of space vehicles, rocket propulsion, space flight control and satellite communication systems. However, in your MEng year you’ll deepen your skills and knowledge, taking extra modules in aerospace embedded systems, computational fluid dynamics and human resource management. As with the BEng, you’ll have the chance to join with other aerospace students to design a complete aircraft. You’ll also work with astrophysicists to design a space vehicle in conjunction with a major space industry employer.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTECIB requirement
120-128

BBB - ABB - Maths and either physics or technology or engineering based subjects, excluding general studies/critical thinking

Not accepted.120-128 points from a minimum of 3 HL subjects at grade 5 or above to include HL Maths and Physics

GCSE

: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/C Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your de

Career Prospects

Career prospects for graduates are excellent across the space, aircraft, and defence sides of the aerospace industry. Graduates of this course are strong candidates for employment on projects such as the development of missile systems, satellites and space vehicles.

Career prospects for our graduates are excellent across the space, aircraft and defence sides of the aerospace industry. Graduates of this course are strong candidates for employment on projects such as the development of missile systems, satellites and space vehicles. An MEng makes you even more attractive to employers.

Course Details

The School has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning with most modules delivered through a combination of traditional face to face teaching and distance learning through the university's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic learning resources, electronic discussion with staff and other students, and, for some modules, submit coursework 24/7 from anywhere in the world! With a heavy emphasis on Computer Aided Engineering, the school has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The school also operate an open access laboratory policy of when possible students doing experiments in their own time.

What you will learn

In your first year, you will study the fundamental skills and knowledge required by a modern engineer including principles of flight and aircraft operations. In particular you will be introduced to computer packages commonly used in aerospace industry.

In your second year, the first year core themes are developed for application in aerospace engineering. You will learn about the design process through both group design and detail design work, and expand your knowledge of aerodynamics, with wind tunnel experiments. You will also have the opportunity to fly at a local flying school.

You may take a placement year if you wish, where you will gain excellent work experience, and this will be followed by your fourth year where for many students, the highlights of the course are the group design projects in which you will join other aerospace students to design a complete aircraft, and work with the astrophysicists to design a space vehicle in conjunction with a major space industry employer. For others the self-confidence developed during the Individual Major Project that challenges them to research an aerospace relevant topic entirely by themselves using either the University or industrial facilities is the most rewarding part of your degree and can lead to future employment. There is also the opportunity for flying lessons.

You will then enter your final year where you will study at a Masters level, deepening your knowledge and understanding of aerospace topics as well as developing your business and management skills. The team project is a multidisciplinary and involves applying your skills to solve an unusual and challenging problem, for example the design of an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle.

Year 1

Aerospace technology & industry
Engineering mathematics for aerospace
Mechanical science for aircraft engineering
Introduction to projects and design
Electrical science for aircraft engineering
Programming for aircraft engineers
Aerospace engineering professionalism
Introductory robotics & microcontrollers

Year 2

Dynamics
Aerothermodynamics
Aerospace design

Year 3

Control systems
Rocket performance and propulsion
Satellite terrestrial communication systems
Careers portfolio

Optional modules
Industrial placement
Year abroad

Year 4

Embedded aerospace systems
Human resource management
Cfd techniques

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