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MEngAerospace Engineering (Private Pilot Instruction)

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This course is the same as our aerospace engineering degree, with added initial flight training. Individual arrangements can be made with a local flying school to continue to a UK or European Private Pilot’s Licence. Your acceptance for pilot instruction is subject to medical and security checks.

Modules cover aero propulsion, aerodynamic design, aircraft dynamics and control, computational aerodynamics and project management. You’ll also take ground training for flight and five hours of flight training. Your study includes some experience of flight instrumentation and an individual investigative project of your choice.

All our students also take the Global Engineering Challenge, where teams of students work to solve engineering problems in developing countries. This is designed to develop you as a professional engineer and enhance your career prospects.

This MEng provides all the academic requirements needed for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Programme structure

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

First year

Core modules:

Engineering Solids, Liquids and Gases
Introduction to Electric and Electronic Circuits
Introduction to Materials Engineering for Aerospace
Mathematics (Electrical)
Engineering Statics and Dynamics
Introduction to Systems Analysis and Control
Introduction to Aerospace Design
Global Engineering Challenge Week
Second year

Core modules:

Control Systems Analysis and Design
Aerospace Fluids Engineering
Ground and Flight Training
Mathematics II (Electrical)
Engineering – You’re Hired
Optional modules:

Communication Electronics
Computer Problem Solving and Object Oriented Design
Discrete Systems
Applied Aerospace Thermodynamics
Avionic Systems
Design of Structures, Machines and Systems
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving
Materials Selection and Fracture Mechanics
Selection and Processing of Aerospace Materials
Third year

Core modules:

Aero Propulsion
Aerodynamic Design
Aircraft Design
Aircraft Dynamics and Control
Finance and Law for Engineers
Project Management and HRM for Engineers
Optional modules:

Electrical Energy Management and Conversion
Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles
Aerospace Metals
Composite Micromechanics and Strong Reinforcing Fibres
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Digital Signal Processing
Finite Element Techniques
Hardware-in-the-Loop & Rapid Control Prototyping
Logic and Computation
Space Systems Engineering
State-Space Control Design
Vibrations and Acoustics
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we’ll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Career opportunities

Well-qualified engineering graduates are in high demand. We provide hands-on, tailored careers planning and guidance. There are career opportunities at managerial and specialist technical levels, and in consultancy.

Our graduates have gone on to work in aerospace design, aviation, transport, manufacturing, finance, energy and power, and the armed forces. Some continue to further study or research. Employers include Airbus, BAE Systems, BP, Ernst and Young, Jaguar Land Rover, Ministry of Defence, Nissan, Rolls-Royce, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Royal Air Force and Shell.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States