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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    October, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, Research Only

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Aerospace Engineering research programme fee information.

  • Last Updated

    19 July 2019

We’re proud of the success of our academic staff and graduates in helping to engineer our future.

With our world-class research, links with industry and outstanding facilities, we provide a great start to the future career of our staff and students.

We are involved in beating the world land-speed record, solving the world’s water shortages and collaborating with globally recognised companies. These are just some of the activities taking place here.

Our recognition.

  • Accredited degrees in a variety of engineering subjects
  • £120 million in research funding received since 2008 
  • Outstanding teaching rated 5 star
  • All of our Engineering subjects have been ranked in the UK's Top 15 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.

Why Aerospace Engineering at Swansea?

Our world-leading technology has contributed to many exciting projects, including aerodynamics for the current world land-speed record car, Thrust SSC, and the future land-speed record car BLOODHOUND SSC and design of the double-decker super-jet Airbus A380.

We are seen as a leader in many aspects of aerospace, both internationally and in the UK. We pride ourselves in the extensive collaborations with international companies such as:

  • BAE Systems
  • Rolls-Royce
  • EADS
  • Airbus

Research within Engineering at Swansea University is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating our strengths in research areas across the engineering disciplines.

Computational mechanics forms the basis for the majority of the MSc by Research projects within these engineering disciplines.

How you're supervised on the Aerospace Engineering research programme

Your supervisor will:

  • Help you develop your research plan
  • Advise on research aims and objectives and suggest relevant training or skills courses
  • Provide direction in terms of relevant literature and sources
  • Give guidance on gathering, recording and analysing data
  • Supervise your written work, providing constructive criticism and ensuring you keep to deadlines
  • Support and advise you when it comes to presenting papers at conferences, publishing your work and attending your viva (the final oral examination of your thesis)

Engineering at the Bay Campus

At the College of Engineering, we continually strive for excellence in our teaching and research. The Bay Campus provides the space for growth and enable us to build on our current success, co-locating industry with our academic staff and students.

The Bay Campus includes purpose built facilities for students, staff and businesses allowing for the benefits of co-location, enabling applied research, an accelerated innovation pathway and employment opportunities. 

The seven buildings that form the College of Engineering house high-tech teaching and research laboratories. There are brand new lecture theatres, smaller tutorial and seminar rooms, teaching laboratories and PC facilities.

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Visit the Aerospace Engineering MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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