Aerospace Engineering

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

You'll have access to cutting-edge facilities at our £35m Engineering Innovation Centre. Including immersive and desktop flight simulators, additive manufacturing, intelligent systems and composites workshops. 

Reaching new heights

The sky was no limit for our final year students as they sent a high altitude balloon 100,000 ft above the surface of the Earth.

High altitude balloons can be used for many research purposes. With temperatures of up to minus 60 degrees and a very thin atmosphere, this environment offers a platform to test instruments and materials before making the more expensive journey into space itself.


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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Careers Fair

Why study with 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.
Sound interesting?

Student spotlight

After graduating with a First-class degree in MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering this summer, Georgia Green has landed a role with Airbus as a wing structures graduate.

Over her four years at UCLan, Georgia turned her interest in aerospace into a career, overcoming a pandemic and finishing as one of the top graduates on her course. 

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Hear from our students

When doing my third year project I made use of the industry standard wind tunnel laboratory which contains both a subsonic and a supersonic wind tunnel.
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Rory Pagan
MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering Student

Jobs in aerospace engineering

Graduate with a well-rounded education in aerospace engineering, preparing you for a wide range of career options. Bring ideas from concept to flight in various sectors, including aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy, and manufacturing.

Future careers in aerospace engineering

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Design engineer
  • CAD technician

Meet the team

Dr Abdullah Desai
Senior Lecturer
Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
Dr Liben Jiang
Senior Lecturer
Joanne Orlick
Senior Lecturer of Aerospace Engineering
Dr Kirijen Vengadasalam
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

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