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Aerospace Engineering (Foundation Entry)

5 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

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.

You’ll learn about aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, systems, flight dynamics, mechanical engineering, and computer-aided design.

You’ll complete a creative aerospace-related research project and a group design project across your time at university, providing you with valuable team working experience.

You’ll graduate with a rounded education in aerospace engineering, be prepared for a wide range of career options, taking ideas from concept through to flight.

Why study with us

  • 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.
  • A group design project will give you valuable experience in team working and development processes.
  • You’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications.

Take a look at our amazing Engineering Innovation Centre

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What you'll do

  • This five-year master’s-level course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry, making it a six-year master’s programme.
  • 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.

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.

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Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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.

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Future careers

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

If you’re interested in the scientific and mathematical aspects of the discipline, you can continue on to a career in research and teaching, including postgraduate aerospace research degrees here at the University. 

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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