This course gives you a solid grounding in aerospace engineering. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of engineering disciplines.
From the second year onwards, you can specialise in aeromechanics or avionic systems, or study both and keep your options open.
Our modules cover aero propulsion, aerodynamic design, aircraft dynamics and control, computational aerodynamics and project management. Your study includes some experience of flight instrumentation and an individual investigative project of your choice.
All our students also take the Global Engineering Challenge, where teams of students work to solve engineering problems in developing countries. This is designed to develop you as a professional engineer and enhance your career prospects.
Financial help from the University – bursaries
If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.
|A Levels||AAB including Maths and Physics|
|International Baccalaureate||35, 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics|
|BTEC||DDD in Engineering + A Level Maths grade B|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3 D3 M2 including Maths and Physics|
|Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers||AAABB + AB including Maths and Physics in both|
|Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels||Pass + AA in Maths and Physics|
|Advanced Diploma||Engineering, Grade A. Plus A Level Maths, grade B|
|Access to HE||Entry requirements for mature students|
|Other qualifications||Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
|If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department|
Statistics about this course
The figures below give you key information about this course. The data has been independently collected by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Modules – what you study and when
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.
|Introduction to Electric and Electronic Circuits|
|Introduction to Materials Engineering for Aerospace|
|Matter, Flow and Energy|
|Modelling, Analysis and Control|
|Global Engineering Challenge Week|
|Control Systems Analysis and Design|
|Aerostructures and Performance|
|Mathematics II (Electrical)|
|Engineering – You’re Hired|
|Aircraft Dynamics and Control|
|Finance and Law for Engineers|
|Project Management and HRM for Engineers|
Our courses are interdisciplinary: you’ll be taught by experts in applied mathematics, control and systems engineering, computer science, chemical and biological engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, materials science and business studies.
The way we teach is designed to give you the breadth and depth of knowledge employers look for. An aerospace professional needs to be able to communicate effectively with experts in different fields. By the time you graduate, you’ll have plenty of experience with this.
Our forward-looking approach means we introduce you to developments and techniques that are still new to industry. We have strong partnerships with key players in the aerospace industry, including Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Qinetiq and Rolls-Royce.
Each year our students enter national and international competitions to design and build model aircraft and unmanned air vehicles. You can also get involved in Formula Student, where student teams from around the world design, build, test and race a single-seat racing car.
What our graduates do
Well-qualified engineering graduates are in high demand. There are career opportunities at managerial and specialist technical levels, and in consultancy.
Our graduates have gone on to work in aerospace design, aviation, transport, manufacturing, energy and power, and the armed forces. Some continue to further study or research. Employers include Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Shell and Jaguar Land Rover.
Our courses are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The MEng satisfies all the academic requirements needed for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
You can gain flying experience either through our Private Pilot Instruction courses or through our links with the Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron, provided you fulfil the appropriate medical requirements.
University Open Days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July and September. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.
Department open days
If we offer you a place on a course, you’ll also be invited to a department open day. Aerospace Engineering open days are held between November and March.
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
How to apply
Make sure you’ve done everything you need to do before you apply:
When you’re ready to apply, see the UCAS website:
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