Institute for Aerospace Technology


Male student working in aerospace laboratory 

Aerospace Engineering BEng/MEng

The aerospace engineering undergraduate courses build on the University's research excellence in this challenging high value and strategically important sector.



The University of Nottingham's Aerospace Research

The research heritage of the University is captured within its Institute for Aerospace Technology, which spans five key themes that feature within the course:

  • Aero Engines and Propulsion – key technologies related to engines and propulsion systems
  • Aerospace Manufacturing – innovative methods to manufacture aircraft structures using the latest tools and techniques
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures – developing new materials and structures to enable more efficient flight
  • Aerospace Operations – enabling fuel efficient and passenger friendly experiences
  • More Electric Aircraft – delivering advanced electrical technologies to enable lighter and more controllable aircraft

The strength of Nottingham in aerospace is evidenced by the government review of University’s and their contribution to growth and jobs in the UK where we were quoted as being second only to the Met Office in terms of impact of publications.

The University of Nottingham's Aerospace Alumni

Nottingham alumni have featured in key roles within the aerospace sector.

For example:

  • John Rishton, CEO, Rolls-Royce (2011-2015)
  • Encik Ahmad Jauhari bin Yahya, CEO, Malaysian Airline System Bhd (2011-2015)
  • Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (7 March 1894 – 16 April 1955), English aircraft engine designer leading several projects for de Havilland and Napier in the 1920s and 30s.

Institute for Aerospace Technology Scholarship

All high-achieving home and EU students (AAA at A level) are eligible for a £3000 scholarship (£1000 per year) from the first year onwards. This will continue to be awarded in their second and third years if they achieve 60% or above from first-sit exams in the previous academic year. 

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Please note that other scholarships and bursaries are available for this course. Please visit the prospectus page for the Aerospace Engineering course that interests you for more information.

Institute for Aerospace Technology

Aerospace Technology Centre
Innovation Park
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU