|Location||United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A-level grades AAB
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The aim of these programmes, uniting aeronautical, mechanical, materials and satellite engineering, is to provide you with an enjoyable learning experience, and the academic expertise, practical training and commercial acumen needed to succeed in this dynamic, high-technology area. You will make use of our extensive facilities for aerodynamics and materials testing, demonstrator jet engine testing and flight simulation. A highlight is the flight test course using the Jetstream National Flying Laboratory.
The strong research activities directly inform your learning. You will benefit from contact with specialists in areas including computational fluid dynamics modelling of complex processes (utilising state-of-the-art computer systems), prediction of flows in gas-turbine engines (supported by the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre and others), experiments in fundamental aspects of aerodynamics, adhesive bonding (a principal joining technique) and the development of new materials for structural engine components.
These programmes share a common first year with our Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering programmes, giving you a more general background and providing the opportunity to confirm or change your degree choice.
At Level 1 you will develop an understanding of subjects such as mathematics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and properties of materials. You will also have the opportunity to work in a team in the ‘design-make-evaluate’ project, which pulls together knowledge from across the programme.
At Level 2 the Aerospace Engineering programmes are distinct from other programmes. You will be taught aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aerospace structures and materials alongside experimental laboratory work and other core engineering modules, concluding with the flight test course.
At Level 3, topics include aerodynamics, structures and propulsion, plus (for BEng) individual and group design projects, allowing you to research a topic of your choice. Recent projects include ‘Evaluation of computing requirements for Rolls-Royce whole engine finite element analysis’, ‘Robots and Martian Rovers’ and ‘Testing of a device for drag reduction’.
Our graduate employment record is truly outstanding. This is due to the professional focus of our degrees with accreditation by professional institutions (RAeS and IMechE), and the quality of our professional placements leading to high-quality graduate employment.
Most of our graduates proceed directly to employment in an engineering profession. Recent examples include careers with well-known companies like Airbus UK, Airbus (Toulouse), BAE Systems, British Airways, QinetiQ/DSTL, Thales and Rolls-Royce.
As well as enjoying an outstanding choice of routes to professional recognition in their own disciplines, our graduates also find that their highly developed computer skills and analytical and managerial abilities are valued in many other fields, in addition to those specifically related to aerospace engineering.