Aerospace Engineering

4 Years
September 2024
In Person
Foundation entry

Fascinated by aircraft and spacecraft? On this Aerospace Engineering degree, you’ll apply everything you learn from our experts to the analysis and design of flying vehicles.

Why study with us

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    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre with access to flight simulators, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laboratory, and more.
  • You’ll get the chance to go on a 48-week sandwich placement in industry between Year 2 and Year 3.
  • During your studies you'll benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators, subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels and a UAV Lab.
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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Careers Fair

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Engineering student using the Flight Simulator
Engineering student using the Flight Simulator

What you’ll do

  • Get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications and learn the principles of flight testing.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Work with a range of vehicles and use different types for design, analysis, simulation and testing.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.

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

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.

Read Georgia's story
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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

Reaching for the sky

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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View the course facilities

During your studies you'll benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators and a UAV Lab.

You’ll take to the skies in our immersive flight simulators, including the Redbird FMX, helping reinforce your understanding of flight dynamics.


  • This MEng course is professionally accredited by the IMechE (which represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession) as fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.
  • This MEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers as meeting the academic requirement for membership and registration for Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council.
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Academic expertise

Kirijen Vengadasalam
Dr Kirijen Vengadasalam
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Kirijen is a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering. He is also research active in the areas of aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering. His area of research expertise is in Multicomponent Multiphase flow using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) such as droplet transport,…

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Dr Abdullah Desai
Senior Lecturer in Aviation and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

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

Future careers

Aerospace Engineering could lead to a career in many sectors including aerospace, space, defence, automotive, biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy and manufacturing.

Get to know us

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich 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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