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Aeronautical Engineering, MEng

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #9 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Aeronautical Engineering programme from Imperial College London aims to provide you with a broad base of engineering, computational and analytical skills, as well as the specific knowledge and experience required for careers in the aeronautical industry.
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The first two years in the Aeronautical Engineering programme from Imperial College London are the same across all of our Aeronautical Engineering courses, covering a strong base of physical and engineering subjects.

Year two includes more specialised aeronautical material such as aerodynamics, flight mechanics and propulsion and turbomachinery, plus the chance to attend a flighttesting course at the National Flying Laboratory Centre at Cranfield University.

Both years include laboratory-based coursework plus design, make and test exercises to develop your design and analysis skills.

You continue to cover core modules and laboratory work in years three and four.

You also begin to tailor the course to your interests by choosing from a selection of optional modules on specialist topics. This gives you the chance to focus on the areas of aeronautical engineering that interest you the most and tap into cutting-edge research activities being undertaken by internationally recognised experts within the Department.

Current choices include advanced propulsion, turbulence and turbulence modelling, and advanced mechanics of flight, as well as general engineering options.


All of the undergraduate courses lead to an integrated Master's degree, which includes study at postgraduate level. This makes the graduates highly sought after for a range of careers in the aerospace industry, manufacturing, consultancy, research and development, and in other fields as diverse as teaching or finance.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Simulation and Analytics Engineer, Red Bull Technology
  • Aerodynamist, McLaren
  • Technology Analyst, Goldman Sachs
  • Graduate Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Technical Service Engineer, Singapore Airlines


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Aircraft Performance
  • Computing
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Experimental Methods 
  • Introduction to Aerodynamics
  • Introduction to Structural Analysis
  • L1 Applications
  • Management and Business for Aeronautical Engineers
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Properties of Materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements


Minimum entry standards

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A/A* in Physics (A* is required if applying with three A-levels. At least an A is required if applying with four A-levels)
  • A in a third subject

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 7 in Mathematics at higher level
  • 7 in Physics at higher level

Advanced Placements

  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in two other relevant subjects

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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The College offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. 

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