36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Working with the de Havilland Aircraft Corporation and BAE Systems, the first aerospace engineers started their training back in 1952. As a result, the Aerospace Engineering (Hons) degree from University of Hertfordshire has an excellent and well-established reputation within the aerospace industry.  

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Why choose this course?

  • Study at one of the largest engineering schools in the UK
  • Access fantastic facilities, from flight simulators to wind tunnels
  • Work for airlines or aerospace industries around the world
  • University of Hertfordshire aerospace engineers graduate with practical experience of design and development for future aerospace systems. You’ll get hands-on with our flight simulators, wind tunnels, specialist laboratories and CAE software. We have an open-access laboratory policy for students doing experiments in their own time. With an emphasis on Computer Aided Engineering, you’ll be using industrial standard software wherever possible. 
  • We're members of the CDIO Initiative  (Conceive Design Implement Operate), a worldwide network of academic professionals, industry representatives and engineering leaders who have a passion for engineering education and engineering leadership. The CDIO framework has been embedded into the Aerospace Engineering (Hons) degree from University of Hertfordshire, ensuring you’ll put into practice what you learn through “Design and Build” projects during your studies.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced aerospace staff, who’ll share their industry knowledge with you. There's plenty of support on offer to help you gain the skills you need to succeed. You'll get a personal tutor for the duration of your course, who can guide you all the way to graduation. You can also access our specialised Centre for Academic Skills. Our Learning Resources Centre is open 24/7, so you can study whenever suits you best, plus you’ll have access to online resources and online discussions with staff and students.
  • Like the students before you, you’ll benefit from our strong links to industry. Our students have had work placements at companies such as Airbus, Virgin Atlantic Engineering and BAE Systems. Recent Aerospace Engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including The Royal Air Force, Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems.  

What's next for my career?

Graduate employment opportunities are excellent whether you’re interested in the civilian or defence sides of the aerospace industry. Some students even return from industrial placements with sponsorships and job offers. Past graduates have been employed on major projects such as the Airbus A380 or the Typhoon, or in the development of missile systems, satellites and space vehicles.

The first ever passenger jet aircraft, the Comet, was designed and tested in Hatfield. Since then, the aerospace industry has seen unimagined technical progress.

Today, the University of Hertfordshire has projects in both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and rocketry, with student projects, research and other activities across a wide range of areas.

Design of a modern aerospace system requires a team of engineers, each with their own specialisation. Development of the systems often transcends national boundaries to international flight, worldwide satellite communications and deep space exploration and is a truly international industry.

You will also benefit from use of our flight simulator to enhance your understanding of aircraft performance, stability and control.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Design
  • Aerospace Technology & Industry
  • Career Skills Development
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Materials and Electrical Science
  • Mechanical Science
  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Applications of Mathematics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBC-BBB- Grade B Maths and either physics or technology or engineering based subjects, excluding general studies/critical thinking
  • IB requirement 112-120 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above to include HL maths and physics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time

  • UK: £1155 per 15 credits 
  • International: £1750 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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