UK Aerospace Engineering Courses
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineering involves the research and development of aircraft and spacecraft. It is generally split into aeronautical engineering, concerned with atmospheric vehicles such as planes, and astronautical engineering, with works on vehicles which leave the atmosphere, such as satellites. The term ‘rocket scientist’ is synonymous with intelligence in popular culture, and this impression is strengthened by very competitive entry standards for the top universities.
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The degree covers a number of related disciplines, all of which are necessary to create a full engineering team. They include fluid mechanics, mathematics, software design, propulsion and materials science. The degree is generally specialised, leading many graduates to continue work or study in aerospace engineering, often with a high starting salary. However, the emphasis on technical and management skills, as well as maths, physics and fluid mechanics, means that other branches of engineering and research are open to graduates.
Careers in Aerospace Engineering
- Aerospace engineer
- Materials engineer
- Structural engineer
- Manufacturing engineer
- Production manager
What are the entry requirements for Aerospace Engineering?
Most universities expect qualifications in maths and physics, and many give extra credit for further maths and design subjects. Pure maths is preferred to applied areas. As with many engineering disciplines, it is a competitive subject, so high grades (up to A*A*A equivalent) are generally required. Required IELTS grades are generally a minimum of 6.0, but can be up to 7.5 for top universities.
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Where can I study Aerospace Engineering in the UK?
To learn more about the best Aerospace Engineering universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Aerospace Engineering universities below:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Bath
- Imperial College London
- University of Southampton
- University of Bristol
- University of Sheffield
- Loughborough University
- University of Surrey
- University of Leeds
- University of Manchester
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