This course offers variety of curriculum and learning opportunities, industrial insight and a range of technical facilities.
The aerospace industry can provide 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 systems knowledge who can perform in a multidisciplinary team to support the design, testing and in-service support aspects of the next generation of aircraft systems.
This course aims to enable you to develop and critically analyse engineering technologies, components and processes utilised in the aerospace industry. The course is designed for engineering students that are interested in working in the global aerospace sector as it continues to grow and evolve. You should learn how to apply your engineering knowledge to address the rapid development of technology and the requirement for, amongst others, cost-effective carbon reduction solutions. This course aims to meet the demand for skilled engineers and upon successful completion graduate career prospects could be wide ranging, including design, manufacturing, MRO engineering and management.
You could also gain experience of the industry first-hand through our exciting industry field trips which usually take place during your final year*, which have previously included Emirates Airlines in Dubai, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in the US,Airbus (Toulouse), Airbus (Marseille) and Finmeccanica in Europe. Trips are open to all students.
The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching, student experience and 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 current staff with industry and research experience in a variety of disciplines, such as aerodynamics, flight dynamics and avionics 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 highly practical and technical focus of the programme concentrates on engineering mathematics, aircraft systems, control systems, aerodynamics, aircraft structures and manufacturing, mechanical engineering and engineering management; all of which give our graduates the opportunity to build a strong base from which to start professional work in aerospace design using the latest software tools. Previous graduates have obtained jobs in the military as pilots and engineers, as systems design engineers and engineers in various aspects of the aerospace industry.
* Please note that we are unable to guarantee any trip, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.