BEng (Hons)

Aerospace Engineering (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

Fascinated by aircraft, spacecraft and their technologies? Our Aerospace Engineering Foundation Entry degree is the course for you. You’ll work on a range of vehicles for design, analysis, simulation and test.

Why study with us

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    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Top
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • You’ll work creatively on an aerospace-related subject for your research project and you’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications.
  • A group design project will give you valuable experience in team working and development processes.
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Aerospace Engineering (Foundation Entry) is ranked 4th in the UK with 81% of students satisfied with the teaching quality (Times Good University Guide 2021)
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Take a look at our amazing Engineering Innovation Centre

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Students using the wind tunnel facilities
Students using the wind tunnel facilities

What you'll do

  • This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry between the second and third years.
  • You’ll access lectures and masterclasses on topics such as the effective use of computer-aided design software, computational fluid dynamics, and finite element analysis.
  • You’ll be encouraged to join the Royal Aeronautical Society and to participate in local branch events alongside your studies.
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Hear from our students

The lecturers treat you as peers and really value your opinion and interests, their doors are always open when you need assistance.
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Georgia Rae Green
MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering Student

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore the EIC


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.


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Academic expertise

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Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Tony teaches across a range of Engineering courses with a Mechanical bias, this includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Motorsport, Energy and Computer Aided Engineering courses. Coming from industry, Tony has a wealth of industrial experience and specialises in Computer Aided Design (C…

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Dr Abdullah Desai
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Abdullah is the Course Leader for Aviation and a Senior Lecturer within the school. He is a Private Pilot License holder and is active in research in Aerospace Engineering. His research focusses on novel design methods across a diverse range of specialities, including conceptual …

Future careers

Aerospace Engineering graduates go on to roles in the aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing sectors.  

Get to know us

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Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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