The Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering is currently reviewing course structure and modules ahead of 2019 entry, and while basic course content will remain similar to that outlined below, some details may be subject to change. Please keep checking this page for the latest details.
Spanning five years, our MEng degree including an industrial year will provide you with an advanced understanding of aerospace engineering, with the added benefit of gaining career enhancing industrial experience during your placement year.
Links with giants such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce Aerospace and Airbus coupled with our aerospace teaching and research facilities and our program of industrial guest lecturers bring the industry to life for our undergraduate students.
Years one and two
All students follow a common programme of study for the first two years, studying material that provides a comprehensive core expertise in aerospace engineering and aircraft technology. Topics include flight mechanics, aircraft design, aerodynamics and engineering design and analysis.
Year two builds on year one, adding more advanced content in all the key areas including propulsion and control of aerospace systems.
Key to these first two years is a systems approach including an integrating design, make and test project along with laboratory and workshop elements. These enable students to not only gain a clear understanding of aerospace and engineering theory but also experience of their practical application.
In year three MEng students work in small groups on an Aerospace Group Design Project as well as undertaking core modules in management, professional practice, certification, safety and reliability and computer modelling techniques.
There are also a number of optional modules including Introduction to Space, Avionic Systems and Advanced Propulsion which gives students the opportunity to specialise in certain aspects of aerospace.
At the end of year three you will spend a year working in industry. You will gain first hand experience of the exciting challenges that are faced by aerospace engineers, and will significantly enhance your technical and managerial engineering skills.
During the placement, students are classed as employees of the host company, but also remain fully registered with the University and receive support from their tutor throughout the placement. The faculty has a dedicated Placements Team who work closely with our Careers and Employability Team to support you in finding the right placement.
The final study year not only provides students with the opportunity to further advance their knowledge of aerospace engineering through a varied choice of module options, but also provides the chance to work on an individual research project and gain an insight into the aerospace industry with a core module in Aerospace Industry, Management and Technology.
These modules, coupled with the previous years of study, will ensure you're prepared to confidently enter the aerospace industry.
See also Mechanical Engineering
, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
and the Engineering and Science Foundation Year Programme.