Coventry University’s aerospace degree courses offer innovative curriculum and learning opportunities, strong industry links and excellent technical facilities.
The aerospace industry provides one of the most challenging environments for the development and testing of new technologies. Offering a range of exciting careers, there is a growing demand for aerospace engineers with a systems focus and who are able to embrace the multidisciplinary aspects of problem solving to help design the next generation of aircraft systems.
We aim to develop a thorough, integrated understanding of mechanical, electrical and systems engineering and how this knowledge is applied in the aerospace industry. This course, which has been well established for over 20 years, is taught with a focus on developing problem solving skills particularly in the area of design and optimisation. You will have the opportunity to learn to apply your knowledge using industry standard tools and practices.
You can also gain experience of the industry first-hand through our exciting industry-focused fieldtrips, which have previously included the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in the US and Airbus (Toulouse), Airbus (Marseille) and Finmeccanica in Europe (application and additional costs may apply).
The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching, outstanding student experience and exciting research. We work closely with the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and our strong industry links, with companies such as Emirates, Jaguar Land Rover, GE Aviation, Meggitt, UTC Aerospace Systems, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Unipart and Birmingham International Airport, can lead to placement opportunities and collaborative projects.
You will be taught by staff with industrial experience, having worked for Bombardier, Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Marston Aerospace and the Ministry of Defence. Their research expertise ranges from aerodynamics, flight dynamics, aircraft structural analysis, crashworthiness modelling and avionics to human factors in aviation; it is utilised both within the research informed teaching on the course and in the final year project.
The combined theoretical and practical focus of the programme concentrates on engineering mathematics, mechanical, electrical and thermodynamic design, system simulation and modelling, control systems, aerodynamics, aircraft structures and manufacturing; all of which give our graduates a strong base from which to start professional work in aerospace design using the latest software tools. Previous students have obtained jobs as design engineers working on the latest projects in the aerospace industry.