UWE Bristol - MEng Aerospace Engineering

UWE Bristol

MEng Aerospace Engineering

Study in the UK's aerospace hub on a course developed with aerospace partners.

Why study aerospace engineering ?

Engineering is where creative thinkers become world changers. An aerospace engineering degree will challenge you to ask questions, take risks and explore new perspectives.

You'll turn ideas into reality as you apply the principles of science and technology to the research, design, manufacture and certification of current and future aerospace vehicles.

If you're fascinated by the history, technology and progress of aircraft and spacecraft, we'll take your passion and transform it into career-shaping skill and experience.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our new inclusive, problem-based curriculum will broaden our engineering audience, enabling students from a wider range of backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering. To date, we're the first university in the UK to transform our curriculum alongside constructing a new engineering building.

You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all of the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and Engineering Council, MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering has been designed with input from our regional aerospace partners. You'll gain the practical skills needed to become future technical specialists and leaders within the aerospace industry.

Where can it take me?

As a student engineer, you'll start your professional journey towards becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer from day one. You'll learn by doing, applying and revisiting your early skills through embedded project weeks and development of digital and physical prototypes, as you would in practice.

As a graduate with advanced engineering knowledge, you'll be set for a career in the aerospace industry. You'll have exciting career prospects, from working on the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, to working with helicopters and jet engines.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement:

    International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.

  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Mathematics, plus a pass in one of the following: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3.
  • Relevant subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Mathematics; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics

Career Prospects

Our MEng Aerospace Engineering degree will equip you with industry knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process. Study materials and manufacturing, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics to gain a solid grounding in aerospace engineering principles.

Graduate ready to take up your place within the exciting, fast-paced aerospace industry. You'll develop core skills that you'll take with you through your career, such as innovation, teamwork and creativity.

By the end of the course, you'll be prepared for employment in leading aerospace companies such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo, MBDA, Boeing and GE Systems.

There's an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers in the industry, so you'll have strong employability prospects. Past graduates have gone into careers in the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, helicopters and jet engines.

In your second year, you'll have the chance to specialise through the Systems, Design and Manufacturing pathways, allowing you to follow your career aspirations.

Throughout your course, you'll benefit from a range of professional opportunities. Get an inside track on the industry through regular factory tours and professional briefings from leading aerospace organisations and work on placements to build up valuable experience and professional skills.

Course Details

If you study on the four year sandwich course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Thermofluids
Dynamics Modelling and Simulation
Engineering Practice 1
Solid Mechanics Materials and Manufacturing.

Year 2

Aerospace Systems Design
Engineering Practice 2
Engineering Research
Fundamental Aero-Propulsion
Fundamental Aerodynamics
Structural Mechanics.

Placement year

Year 3 Final Year for BEng

Engineering Project
Aerospace Group Design Project
Professionalism for Engineers.

Four optional modules
Aero Structures
Composite Engineering
Control Engineering
Digital Manufacturing in Aerospace
Further Aero-Propulsion
Further Aerodynamics
Integrated Electro-Mechanical Systems
Space Engineering

Year four Final year for MEng

Masters Group Capstone Project.

Four optional modules
Advanced Aerodynamics
Advanced Manufacturing
Aeroelasticity and Flight Loads
Principles of Flight Test
Principles of Lean Engineering
Space Systems Design
Structural Integrity in Design.

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