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BEngAerospace Engineering

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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In 2016, civil aviation was responsible for transporting 3.8 billion travellers worldwide. The number of passengers is expected to grow at a rate of 3.7% every year, doubling by 2035. Space transport is also becoming increasingly important: an ever larger number of companies is specialising in cheaper sub-orbital and orbital flights, both for leisure and to deliver state of the art satellites. This growing industry will require skilled graduates who will be centre stage in solving important technological challenges.

With this in mind, the University of Birmingham has decided to launch new undergraduate programmes for 2018 entry, based on our extensive experience on the wider field of aerospace engineering. Researchers, lecturers and professors at the University of Birmingham have been leading progress in a number of areas, from the LISA Pathfinder mission to higher-performing jet engines. This, alongside strong collaborations with Rolls-Royce, Airbus, and many other leading companies, will give our graduates a great start towards successful careers.

Graduates will be gaining skills required to successfully join the wider aerospace industry. In particular, our graduates will be prepared to transform the emerging fields of satellite, deep space missions and unmanned aerial vehicles, where remote control and communications are required. This is achieved by a common first two years where all aspects of aerospace engineering are covered before the students specialise in Materials or Engineering (structures and avionics) for their final year. Aspects of space missions continue through years 2 and 3 for both specialisms. Graduates could also pursue careers and research opportunities in non-aerospace areas where expertise in advanced materials, manufacturing, structures, aggressive environments and remote communication and control are important.

Programme structure

Year 1 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
Engineeering Mathematics 20
Electrical Engineering 20
Mechanics I 20
Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer 20
Design for Structural Applications 20
Fundamentals of Materials Science 20
Year 2 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
Space System Engineering 20
Engineering Mathematics 2 20
Electrical Energy Systems and Control 20
Mechanics 2 20
Fracture, Fatigue and Degradation 20
Thermodynamics and Fluids 20
Year 3 compulsory modules
Module Title Credits
Space Mission Analysis and Design (Engineering and Materials Stream) 20
Group Project (Engineering and Materials Stream) 20
High Performance Materials and Advanced Manufacturing (Engineering and Materials Stream) 20
Advanced Failure Analysis and Characterisation (Engineering and Materials Stream) 20
CFD / FEA (Engineering stream) 20
Materials for Challenging Environments (Engineering stream) 20
Physical Materials Science (Materials stream) 20
Materials stream choose 20 credits from the example modules below:
Module Title Credits
CFD/FEA (Materials stream) 20
Materials for Challenging Environments (Materials stream) 20

Career opportunities

The broad range of topics covered and the emphasis on problem solving activities in the later years will equip graduates for careers in design, manufacture and operation of aerospace structures from traditional airframes and aeroengines to emerging fields such as UAVs and satellites. The programme will prepare suitably able graduates for higher research degrees in these field as well.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States