UK Aerospace Engineering Courses
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering involves the research and development of aircraft and its associated technologies. The subject is generally split into aeronautical engineering, concerned with atmospheric vehicles such as planes, and astronautic engineering, with works on aircraft and components which leave the atmosphere, such as satellites.
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An Aerospace Engineering degree covers a number of related disciplines, all of which are necessary to create a full engineering team. They include fluid mechanics, mathematics, software design, propulsion and materials science. An emphasis on technical and management skills, as well as maths, physics and fluid mechanics, means that other branches of engineering and research are open to graduates.
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Careers in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering graduates find roles in areas such as aircraft and component design, aircraft manufacture, maintenance and testing, flight simulation, patent engineering, systems engineer and structures engineer.
Aerospace Engineering employment opportunities are available at a range of different companies involved in the design and manufacture of aircraft and associated aspects of the industry. Huge companies such as Rolls-Royce Engines, British Airways, Airbus, BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence constantly look at UK Aerospace Engineering graduates when recruiting.
Aerospace Engineering Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: AAB including Mathematics and Physics.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Aerospace Engineering in the UK?
To learn more about the best Aerospace Engineering courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering universities in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide below:
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College London
- Bristol University
- University of Bath
- University of Leeds
- University of Glasgow
- University of Southampton
- Newcastle University
- University of Nottingham
- Loughborough University
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