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Aeronautical Engineering, BEng/MEng

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Aeronautical Engineering course at the University of Glasgow is about how aircraft are designed, constructed and powered, how they are used and how they are controlled for safe operation.
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Overview

You’ll take part in practical laboratories, including running a jet engine test, and a flight-testing course in a Jetstream aircraft during year 5 of the MEng.

You will study the same courses in the first three years whether you are on the BEng or MEng degree programme. Both embed creativity to develop world changing engineers.  

In your first year, you will take a wide-ranging curriculum which includes courses in aeronautical engineering, mathematics, dynamics, electronics, materials, statics, thermodynamics and engineering skills. These courses are supported by individual and group project work and laboratory work. This interdisciplinary approach, favoured by industry, also makes it possible to switch to most other engineering disciplines at the end of year 1 should you wish to do so.

Careers

Our recent graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering course at the University of Glasgow have been employed by organisations such as Prospect, Williams F1, Insyen, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, the RAF, Fluid Gravity Engineer, Rolls-Royce plc, Rolls-Royce Derby, Thales and the Met Office.

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Aeronautical Engineering MEng: 5 year degree

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • In year 2 you will study fluid mechanics, dynamics, aeronautical engineering, thermodynamics and mathematics. In year 3 you will learn about the design of aircraft. You will begin to analyse and understand aircraft behaviour, aircraft performance and propulsion systems, and you will begin to perform detailed analysis of aircraft structural components.
  • In year 4 you will begin to deal with some of the advanced concepts in aeronautics. These include the study of composite materials, aeroelasticity, propulsion, high-speed aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, flight dynamics and control theory.
  • For BEng students individual project work allows you to apply the knowledge you have gained during your studies to a problem in aeronautical engineering.MEng students undertake an interdisciplinary team project instead.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics AND either A-level Physics or Technology & Design (either Product Design or 3D). Mathematics must be at Grade A if Technology & Design is offered instead of Physics.
  • GCSE English at Grade B (or Grade 5-6).

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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