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  • Objectives
    The aim of our programmes, uniting aeronautical, mechanical, materials and satellite engineering, is to provide you with an enjoyable learning experience, and the academic expertise, practical training and commercial acumen needed to succeed in this dynamic, high technology area. You will make use of our extensive facilities for aerodynamics and materials testing, including an engine test cell, jet engine and flight simulator. A highlight is the flight test course using the Jetstream National Flying Laboratory.
  • Entry requirements
    Requirements A level grades BBB (300 points) Maths required. Physics preferred, except for Foundation year programme
  • Academic Title
    BEng Aerospace Engineering
  • Course description
    Direct entry to the second year is possible for candidates with qualifications that match our first year.

    At Level 1 you will develop an understanding of subjects such as mathematics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and properties of materials. You will also have the opportunity to work in a team in the 'design-make-evaluate project, which pulls together knowledge from across the programme.

    At Level 2 the Aerospace Engineering programmes are distinct from other programmes. You will be taught aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aerospace structures and materials alongside experimental laboratory work and other core engineering modules, concluding with the flight test course.

    At Level 3, modules include aerodynamics, structures and propulsion, plus (for BEng) individual and group design projects, allowing you to research a topic of your choice. Recent projects include 'Optimising the cooling system on the Formula Student race car, 'Evaluation of computing requirements for Rolls-Royce whole engine finite element analysis and 'Robots and Martian Rovers.

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