Aerospace Engineering

Learn about aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, systems, flight dynamics, mechanical engineering and computer-aided design.

Benefit from significant investment in the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre. Including immersive and desktop flight simulators, additive manufacturing, intelligent systems and composites workshops. 

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  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School of Engineering, enabling women students to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity.  Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.

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Why choose us?

  • You’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications and in addition, you will learn the principles of flight testing.

  • On our Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies course you will undertake ‘Private Pilot License (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your second year.

  • You’ll work with a range of vehicles and use different types for design, analysis, simulation and test.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

You’ll graduate with a rounded education in aerospace engineering and be prepared for a wide range of career options, taking ideas from concept through to flight including the aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing sectors.

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