Aerospace Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #61 (ARWU) ,
Our degrees combine theory with practical experience, and are tailored to give you the skills needed to design an aircraft or spacecraft. You will study a range of subjects - aerodynamics, structures, materials, systems, design, control - and get experience of making them work together through projects.


This three year course covers a broad range of subjects organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

Specialised from day one, these subjects are taught with aerospace applications and examples.

The first two years are devoted to core concepts, taught via lectures and backed up by practical experience through coursework and lab work. Further context such as space applications and aviation operations are covered in specialist units.

You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design. There is extensive mathematical content throughout.

In year three greater flexibility is available for you to pursue options that interest you. Some units relate to particular application areas, such as aeroelasticity or computational aerodynamics. Others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics or optimisation.

The diversity of topics in Aerospace Engineering makes this a very challenging degree, but the reward is a uniquely broad education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First year
  • Fluids and Thermodynamics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Aeronautics and Mechanics
  • Design and Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • Aerospace Vehicle Systems or a language
Second year
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Vibrations
  • Flight Dynamics and Control
  • Aerospace Vehicle Design & Systems Integration
  • Space Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Studies
Third year
  • Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Structures and Materials
  • Sensors, Signals and Control
  • Avionics Systems and Design
  • Professional Studies
  • Individual Exploratory Research Project
  • Options chosen from a list of specialised aerospace and related topics, including:
    • Computational Aerodynamics
    • Experimental Aerodynamics
    • Advanced Materials and Structures
    • Aeroelasticity
    • Heat Transfer
    • Vibrations
    • Optimisation Theory and Applications
    • Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos


Our degree course is especially suited to students who possess a strong motivation to learn about aerospace, with an interest in aviation, space or a related area, or perhaps a desire for a broad and challenging engineering course.

You will enjoy our aerospace degrees if you are fascinated by the details of how things work and the innovation required to make them better.

You will need strong mathematics and physics skills and confidence in using maths as a tool to model the physical world, and enjoy the challenge of developing those skills.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A-levels (including international A-levels): A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, with one of these at A*
  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAA including Mathematics and Physics
  • IB Diploma: 38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
  • IB Diploma: 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
  • Cambridge Pre-U: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. You must have studied both Maths and Physics at Level 3 with a minimum of 12 Distinctions in each. Please note, not all Mathematics units are acceptable for our degree courses. Please contact us for more information.
  • BTEC: D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A
  • SQA: SH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics
  • Welsh Bacc: Requirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core
  • EB: 88% overall with 9.0 and 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics
  • International qualifications: Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
  • Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Maths grade A, English Language and Science grade C

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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