Aerospace Engineering and Aviation

We have long-standing teaching experience and excellent industry links in aerospace engineering and aviation management. The themes of this course could prepare you for a wide range of career options around the world.

  • You can expect innovative and hands-on learning experiences, with access to facilities* such as our Harrier Jet, flight simulation suite, Mercedes Petronas Wind Tunnel and industry-standard software.
  • Our professionally accredited courses* are recognised by industry and demonstrate credibility with employers.
  • Look forward to exciting field trips and placement opportunities*; previous student placements include Airbus, Boeing, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Meggitt, Heathrow Airport and British Airways.
  • We have 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.
  • Our global alumni network includes graduates who have gone on to work for companies such as Airbus, Rolls Royce, Meggitt, Goodrich, HS Marston and Heathrow.

Our Aerospace Engineering and Aviation facilities

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Flight Simulators

Our simulators create an exciting way to learn, with 61 channels of flight data which can be analysed to assess the accuracy of a students’ own design. The simulators are incorporated into an air traffic control environment. .

Harrier Jet

Harrier Jet

Our Harrier T4 allows you to gain hands-on experience with the parts, tools and mechanical aspects of a real aircraft. It is used by many engineering disciplines to learn how an aircraft works and how to maintain it.

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Wind Tunnel

Built and tested by the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One team, our open jet single return wind tunnel is used for teaching aerodynamics. You can also test your project work, such as wings, plane tails or full aircraft models.

More than a course

  • Facilities, shows or events mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Please check individual course pages for specific details regarding what facilities, shows or events are available for each course.
  • Please note that any opportunities or experiences referred to on this page may be subject to additional costs (for example travel, visas and accommodation), competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements.
  • Staff may be subject to change.
  • The majority of our courses are formally recognised by professional bodies. This means that the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams.
  • Accreditations and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. If the accreditation of any of our courses change, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please check the relevant course web page for up-to-date information on the current status of individual course accreditations.
  • The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
  • Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
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