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    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

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    19 July 2019

The MSc in Aerospace Engineering provides a rigorous and systematic understanding of the field, equipping you with the critical awareness and insight required to become a credible aerospace engineer.

You will be prepared in the theory and operation of aeronautical vehicles, from propeller-driven and jet-powered planes, to helicopters and gliders. This covers design, analysis, testing and flight.

Practical experience will be partly gained through your access to one of the world’s most advanced engineering flight simulators, housed within the College of Engineering.

Why Aerospace Engineering at Swansea?

Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is a globally distinguished department and its work attracts interest and engagement from far and wide.

Aerospace Engineering at Swansea is ranked:

  • 5th in the UK for Research Quality (The Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 1st in Wales (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 11th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

Your Aerospace Engineering experience

World-class aerospace research informs high quality teaching in a state-of-the-art learning environment at Swansea University.

Maintaining some of the University’s strongest industry connections has helped us to establish a leading status in engineering development. We work with such blue chip companies such as Tata, Rolls-Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems and HP.

As an Aerospace Engineering student, you can expect to benefit from close working relationships with industry experts.

Your studies will be nourished by an international community of over 500 postgraduate students and 120 research staff at the College of Engineering.

Further study support comes in the form of 24 hour access to our on-site library, advanced laboratories, a year-round programme of guest lectures, and dedicated postgraduate work rooms.

Aerospace Engineering employment opportunities

Graduates of the MSc Aerospace Engineering degree at Swansea are well positioned for rewarding employment opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Aircraft Design Engineer
  • Satellite Design Engineer
  • Aircraft Systems Engineer
  • Rocket Scientist
  • Aircraft MRO Engineer
  • Defence Engineer
  • Airline Pilot
  • High Speed Railway Engineer
  • Flight Test Engineer

Aerospace Engineering modules

The first year of the MSc in Aerospace Engineering contains compulsory and optional 10-credit modules on subjects including advanced airframe structures, flight dynamics and control, advanced aerodynamics and Finite Element Method, as well as 30-credit aerospace group project.

Your second year is completely dedicated to a dissertation project, worth 60 credits.

Modules on the Aerospace Engineering course may include:

  • Advanced Computational Methods for Engineers
  • Group project (Aerospace)
  • Research Dissertation (Aerospace)
  • Advanced Airframe Structures
  • Flight Dynamics and Control
  • Advanced Aerodynamics
  • Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
  • Finite Element Method
  • Finite Element Computational Analysis
  • Composite Materials
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Communication Skills for Research Engineers
  • Simulation Based Product Design
  • Strategic Project Planning

How you're taught on the Aerospace Engineering course

The College of Engineering uses a variety of teaching methods including; taught/lecture-based, small group work, laboratory-based, project/assignment-based, use of Blackboard. Increasingly lectures are exploring the use of lecture recording, blended learning and flipped learning.  

Professional Body Accreditation

MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). Study on this accredited degree in Aerospace Engineering will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by many countries that are signatories to international accords.

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