Aerospace Technologies MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Aerospace Technologies
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2.1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)
Other requirements
CELE pre-sessional course final assessment of Pass with Merit
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

This multidisciplinary course complements the research strengths of the Institute for Aerospace Technology.
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Aerospace is a priority research area for the University - the Faculty of Engineering launched it's Institute for Aerospace Technology in 2010. This will drive development of cutting-edge technology in this key research area, with the aim of radically improving all aspects of air transport.

This masters course is a multidisciplinary taught programme which complements the research strengths of the Institute for Aerospace Technology, drawing on the expertise of staff across the Faculty.

This programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates from a diversity of backgrounds, with a solid grounding in current aerospace technologies, together with options to develop an emphasis in manufacturing, advanced materials and structures, and power electronic systems.

Engineering Council accredited degreeThis degree has been accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Key facts

  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.
  • This MSc course compliments the research being carried out by the Institute for Aerospace Technology.
  • This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme

Presessional English for Academic Purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
  • you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course
  • your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

For more details, please visit the CELE website or contact cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Course details

This 12 month programme aims to provide science or engineering graduates with a solid grounding in current aerospace technologies, together with the options to develop an emphasis in manufacturing, advanced materials, and power and electronic systems.

Students will gain experience of the type of problems encountered by academic and industrial researchers, both via taught courses and project work.

On completion of this course students should:

  • have the ability to apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems
  • be able to use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging technologies
  • appreciate the social, environmental, ethical, economic and commercial considerations affecting the exercise of their engineering judgement

The MSc comprises of four distinct "aerospace" streams; manufacturing, advanced materials and structures, power electronics and navigation technologies. Students will choose which stream they wish to study. 60 credits of core compulsory modules will be studied and then a further 60 credits of modules will be taken in the chosen stream.

As part of this MSc students will complete an individual research project which will be undertaken over the summer term.

This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme.

 
 

Modules

The remainder of the taught modules will come from stream specific groups. The following are examples of some of those available:

For more details on our modules, please see the Module Catalogue.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

This is an eligible course for the Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme.

The Bursary offers tutition fees of up to £9,500 - a limited number of bursaries are available.

Further funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the Faculty website.

 

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website. 

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2017 entry scholarships will open in late 2016. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

The UK aerospace industry is the 2nd largest in the world, directly employing 112,000 people. Most of our aerospace research is by it's nature collaborative with industry and there is a strong pipeline of progression from fundamental research through to applied research and demonstration.

Students in the department have gone on to a variety of different careers, including civil engineers, engineering technicians, quality assurance and regulation officers and engineering professionals. The programme also aims to provide a strong foundation for further study to PhD level and pursuit of a career in research.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 91% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Engineering who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,592 with the highest being £40,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research

 
 
 
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