Course Description: The MSc in Aerospace Dynamics aims to provide both fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to the understanding of air flows, vehicle dynamics and control and methods for computational modelling. The course will provide students with practical experience in the measurement, analysis, modelling and simulation of airflows and aerial vehicles. The MSc in Aerospace Dynamics stems from the programme in Aerodynamics which was one of the first masters courses offered by Cranfield and is an important part of our heritage. The integration of Aerodynamics with Flight Dynamics reflects the long-term link with the aircraft flight test activity established by Cranfield. Graduates of this course are eligible to join the Cranfield College of Aeronautics Alumni Association (CCAAA), an active community which hold a number of networking and social events throughout the year. Start Months : October School : School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Theme : Aerospace Entry Requirements : A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page. English Language : If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows: IELTS - 6.5 TOEFL - 92 Pearson PTE Academic - 65 Cambridge English Scale - 180 Cambridge English: Advanced - C Cambridge English: Proficiency - C In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test. Duration : Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years Course Format : TaughtMScOverview : This course provides both fundamental and applied knowledge to understand airflows, vehicle dynamics and control and methods for computational modelling. It will provide you with practical experience in the measurement, analysis, modelling and simulation of airflows and aerial vehicles. You have the choice of two specialist options which you chose once you commence your studies: Flight Dynamics or Aerodynamics. Who is it for? : Suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control, flow measurement, flight dynamics and flight control. Choose your specialist option once you commence your studies. Flight Dynamics option: if you want to develop a career in flight physics and aircraft stability and control, more specifically in the fields of flight control system design, flight simulation and flight testing.Aerodynamics option: if you want to develop a career in flight physics and specifically in the fields of flow simulation, flow measurement and flow control.Why this course? : The aerospace industry in the UK is the largest in the world, outside of the USA. Aerodynamics and flight dynamics will remain a key element in the development of future aircraft and in reducing civil transport environmental issues, making significant contributions to the next generation of aircraft configurations. In the military arena, aerodynamic modelling and flight dynamics play an important role in the design and development of combat aircraft and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The continuing search for aerodynamic refinement and performance optimisation for the next generation of aircraft and surface vehicles creates the need for specialist knowledge of fluid flow behaviour. Cranfield University has been at the forefront of postgraduate education in aerospace engineering since 1946. The MSc in Aerospace Dynamics stems from the programme in Aerodynamics which was one of the first masters' courses offered by Cranfield and is an important part of our heritage. The integration of aerodynamics with flight dynamics reflects the long-term link with the aircraft flight test activity established by Cranfield. Graduates of this course are eligible to join the Cranfield College of Aeronautics Alumni Association (CCAAA), an active community which holds a number of networking and social events throughout the year. Informed by Industry : The Industrial Advisory Panel, comprising senior industry professionals, provides input into the curriculum in order to improve the employment prospects of our graduates. Panel members include: Adrian Gaylord, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Trevor Birch, Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Chris Fielding, BAE Systems Anastassios Kokkalis, Voith Stephen Rolson, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) Clyde Warsop, BAE SystemsYour teaching team : You will be taught by Cranfield's leading experts with many years' industrial experience including: Professor Kevin Garry Dr Nicholas Lawson Mudassir Lone Emeritus Professor Ian Poll. Teaching is supplemented by contributions from industry and other outside organisations which reinforce the applied nature of the modules. Previous contributors have included: Professor Allan Bocci, Aircraft Research Association (ARA) Trevor Birch, Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL).Accreditation : The MSc in Aerospace Dynamics is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)Course details : This course consists of optional taught modules, an individual research project and a group flight test project. The group flight test project consists of two compulsory modules that offer an initial introduction to aerospace dynamics and provide grounding for the group flight test. Choice is a key feature of this course, with specialist options in either aerodynamics or flight dynamics. Choose your option once you have commenced your studies. Group project : All students undertake the Group Flight Test Report during October to December. This involves a series of flight tests in the The National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC) Jetstream which are undertaken, reported and presented as a group exercise. This is an important part of the course as it enables candidates to experience the application of specialist skills within a real plane to a collaborative report/presentation. Individual project : The individual research project allows you to delve deeper into an area of specific interest. It is very common for industrial partners to put forward real world problems or areas of development as potential research project topics. The project is carried out under the guidance of an academic staff member who acts as your supervisor. The individual research project component takes place between April and August. If agreed with the course director, part-time students have the opportunity to undertake projects in collaboration with their place of work, which would be supported by academic supervision. Previous Individual Research Projects covered : Aerodynamics option: Spiked body instabilities at supersonic speeds Aerodynamic loads on a race car wing in a vortex wake Lateral/directional stability of a tailless aircraft. Aerodynamic drag penalties due to runback ice Automotive flow control using fluidic sheets Aerodynamic design and optimisation of a blended wing body aircraft. Flight Dynamics option: Flight dynamic modelling of large amplitude rotorcraft dynamics Decision making for autonomous flight in icing conditions Comparative assessment of trajectory planning methods for UAVs Machine vision and scientific imaging for autonomous rotorcraft Linear parameter varying control of a quadrotor vehicle Gust load alleviation system for large flexible civil transport.Assessment : Taught modules 40%, Group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), Individual project 40% Funding Opportunities: To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Bursaries may be available, however please be aware that funding will, in most cases, only be discussed once you have secured a firm offer of a place on the course. Please contact the Enquiries Office for further details. Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses. Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering Your career: Industry driven research makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment in a wide range of career paths within the aerospace and military sector. A successful graduate should be able to integrate immediately into an industrial or research environment and make an immediate contribution to the group without further training. Increasingly, these skills are in demand in other areas including automotive, environmental, energy and medicine. Recent graduates have found positions in the aerospace, automotive and related sectors. Employers include: Airbus BAE Systems Onera Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) QinetiQ Rolls-Royce plc Snecma Thales Selex ES MBDA Jaguar Land Rover Tata Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Triumph Motorcycles.A significant number of graduates go on to do research and higher degrees.