UK Aerospace Engineering Courses
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineers research and develop aircraft and its associated technologies. The subject is generally split into aeronautical engineering, concerned with atmospheric vehicles such as planes, and astronautic engineering, which focuses on aircraft and components which leave the atmosphere, such as satellites.
Aerospace Engineering modules cover 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.
Graduate Aerospace Engineering Careers and Salary
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.
- Average starting professional salary: £26,000
- Average starting non-professional salary: £17,000
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17.
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.
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 Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 below:
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College London
- University of Bath
- University of Bristol
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Glasgow
- University of Southampton
- University of Nottingham
- Loughborough University
- University of Sheffield
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