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BEngAerospace Materials

Tuition fee £9,000.00 per year
Course code H401
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This course explores the interface between pure science and engineering. You’ll learn the technical knowledge and skills needed to develop new materials and technologies for the international aerospace industry.

Your study covers a comprehensive range of topics in structural materials and engineering, including aerospace-focused modules from the very beginning.

The course involves contact with industry in every year. This could mean visits to manufacturing plants, projects with global companies such as Rolls-Royce and summer placements.

In the first year, you’ll take the Global Engineering Challenge. Working with students from other engineering courses, you’ll have to find creative solutions to problems. The project looks at challenges faced by communities throughout the world. It’s designed to develop you as a professional engineer and get you thinking about sustainable solutions.

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 Mechanics
Essential Mathematical Skills & Techniques
Introduction to Materials Chemistry
Introduction to Materials Engineering for Aerospace
Design and Manufacturing
Introduction to Materials Properties
Introduction to the Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Materials
Materials Under Stress
Global Engineering Challenge Week
Second year

Core modules:

Industrial Materials Processing
Microstructure and Thermodynamics of Materials
Computational Methods with MATLAB
Deformation and Failure of Materials
Dynamics of Aerospace Structures and Machines
Electric Circuits
Materials Selection and Fracture Mechanics
Mathematics for Engineering Modelling
Structure of Solid Materials
Engineering – You’re Hired
Third year

Core modules:

Literature Survey and Project
Composite Micromechanics and Strong Reinforcing Fibres
Failures and Case Study
Finance and Law for Engineers
Integrity of Materials and Components
Project Management and HRM for Engineers
Sensors, Actuators and Controllers
Surface Degradation and Protection
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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

Our graduates are in demand and well paid. They work for international companies in a variety of industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, health care, construction, sports and energy. They work in areas ranging from research and development to process engineering. Employers include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Pilkington, Sheffield Forgemasters, Morgan Ceramics and TWI.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

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