Overview

 

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Why study aerospace engineering?

Engineering is where creative thinkers become world changers. An aerospace engineering degree will challenge you to ask questions, take risks and explore new perspectives. You’ll turn ideas into reality as you apply the principles of science and technology to the research, design, manufacture and certification of current and future aerospace vehicles.

If you’re fascinated by the history, technology and progress of aircraft and spacecraft, we’ll take your passion and transform it into career-shaping skill and experience.

Why University of Newcastle?

MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers and with input from regional aerospace partners to give you the industry relevant skills and graduate attributes needed to become the technical specialists and leaders of tomorrow within the aerospace industry.

This course equips you with industry knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process.

Study materials and manufacturing, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics to gain a solid grounding in aerospace engineering principles in your first year. Specialise in your second year through the Systems, Design and Manufacturing pathways.

qual measure in your first year and then opt to major in one or the other from year two.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

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Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

112

Course

codeH404

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

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Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study aerospace engineering?

Engineering is where creative thinkers become world changers. An aerospace engineering degree will challenge you to ask questions, take risks and explore new perspectives. You’ll turn ideas into reality as you apply the principles of science and technology to the research, design, manufacture and certification of current and future aerospace vehicles.

If you’re fascinated by the history, technology and progress of aircraft and spacecraft, we’ll take your passion and transform it into career-shaping skill and experience.

Why Newcastle?

MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering has been designed in response to an increasing demand for qualified aerospace engineers and with input from regional aerospace partners to give you the industry relevant skills and graduate attributes needed to become the technical specialists and leaders of tomorrow within the aerospace industry.

This course equips you with industry knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the aerospace design and build process.

Study materials and manufacturing, stress and dynamics, energy and thermodynamics to gain a solid grounding in aerospace engineering principles in your first year. Specialise in your second year through the Systems, Design and Manufacturing pathways.

Where can it take me?

As a graduate, you’ll be set for a career in the aerospace industry.

Job opportunities range from working on the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, to working with helicopters and jet engines

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

  • Stress and Dynamics
  • Design, Materials and Manufacturing
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Energy and Thermodynamics
  • Introduction to Aeronautics.

Year two

You will study:

  • Aerodynamics and Flight
  • Engineering Mathematics 2
  • Project Management
  • Aero-Structures.

Plus one of three optional pathways:

Design:

  • Design, Materials and CAD/CAM
  • Stress Analysis.

Manufacturing:

  • Design, Materials and CAD/CAM
  • Mechatronics.

Systems:

  • Aircraft Systems, Avionics and Control
  • Mechatronics.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you’ll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Year three

You will study:

  • MEng Individual Project Part A
  • Aero-Propulsion.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Business Environment
  • Industrial Placement
  • Engineering and Society.

You’ll then continue with your chosen pathway:

Design:

  • Structural Design and Inspection
  • Systems Engineering.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Spaceflight.

Manufacturing:

  • Structural Design and Inspection
  • Managing Advanced Manufacturing
  • Machine Vision.

 Systems

  • Systems Engineering
  • Avionics and Control 3.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Applied Aerodynamics
  • Spaceflight.

You can leave after year three with a BEng or continue to year four to complete your MEng.

Year four (MEng)

You will study:

  • MEng Individual Project Part B
  • MEng Group Project.

You will then continue with your chosen pathway:

 Design:

  • Aerodynamics C
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Aeroelasticity.

 Manufacturing:

  • Electromechanical Systems Integration
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Principles of Lean Engineering
  • Advanced Manufacturing.

Systems:

  • Electromechanical Systems Integration
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Principles of Lean Engineering.

Plus one optional module from:

  • Flight Test and Airworthiness
  • Avionic Systems
  • Safety Critical Embedded Systems
  • Industrial Applications of Vision and Automation.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Grade B/5 or above in Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: Grade C or above in Mathematics, plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Specific subjects: Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: One of the following BTEC Diplomas: Aeronautical Engineering; Construction and the Built Environment; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Engineering; Land-based Technology; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or Operations and Maintenance Engineering. Must include Merit in one of the following units: Further Engineering Mathematics or Further Mathematics for Construction. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.
  • Access: Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in Mathematics and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in another science or technology subject. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.
  • Baccalaureate IB: To include a minimum grade of 5 in higher level Mathematics and a pass at higher level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies

Entry requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

This course will prepare you for employment in leading aerospace companies such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo, MBDA, Boeing and GE Systems.

Past graduates have gone into careers in the design and manufacture of civil and military aircraft, helicopters and jet engines.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Learning and Teaching

Learn through lectures, tutorials and seminars with a programme of laboratory, practical and project work.

You’ll design, develop and optimise a model aircraft in the first year Introduction to Aeronautics module. You’ll have the opportunity to undertakea flight test course in a real aircraft in your third year and you’ll also work in group projects to such as the ImechE Umnanned Aerial System (UAS) Challenge.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
1 29% 71% 0%
2 25% 75% 0%
3 22% 78% 0%
4 18% 82% 0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Assessment

You can expect to be assessed through a mix of assignments, exams, continuous assessment and group work depending on the module. In your final year, a project report and presentation will form part of the assessment.

We encourage you to exhibit your final year work at our annual degree show, where you can discuss your work and celebrate your achievements with family, friends and potential employers.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

Year Written exam assessment Coursework assessment Practical exam assessment
1 64% 25% 11%
2 43% 56% 1%
3 30% 66% 4%
4 19% 70% 11%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year