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Aeronautical Engineering

MSc

Gain skills

Get qualified to work in the global aeronautical engineering sector

Flight simulator

Computerised wind tunnel and industry standard software

Take to the skies

Gliding club membership and visits to a commercial 737 simulator

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, January start
Choose another study option
Duration:
17 Months
Start date:
20 January 2020
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Gain the skills and knowledge to work as an aeronautical engineer in the aerospace industry, in the UK or overseas. Secure a paid work placement to boost your industry knowledge and career success.

The aerospace industry is one of the UK's most successful sectors. Our well-established course is recognised by major international companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Airbus Helicopters and BAE Systems.

You’ll apply advanced theories to their practical application and work in our specialist laboratories using industry standard design and analysis software. Experience real aircraft systems with our flight simulator and wind tunnel.  

For an exhilarating break from study, you can take to the skies, thanks to student membership at a local gliding club!

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Aeronautical Engineering

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Aeronautical Engineering

Work placements

If you choose to complete a work placement, we’ll work with you to identify a suitable organisation. 

Work placements

If you choose to complete a work placement, we’ll work with you to identify a suitable organisation. 

Course content

You’ll study eight taught modules with topics ranging from Power and Propulsion Systems to Advanced Aeronautical Systems. You’ll undertake a research-based dissertation and be encouraged to apply for and complete a 12-month paid industry placement giving you real-world experience of aeronautical engineering. 

You’ll study eight taught modules with topics ranging from Power and Propulsion Systems to Advanced Aeronautical Systems. You’ll undertake a research-based dissertation and be encouraged to apply for and complete a 12-month paid industry placement giving you real-world experience of aeronautical engineering. 

You’ll study eight taught modules with topics ranging from Power and Propulsion Systems to Advanced Aeronautical Systems. You’ll undertake a research-based dissertation and be encouraged to apply for and complete a 12-month paid industry placement giving you real-world experience of aeronautical engineering. 

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020. The range of modules available, and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
The Professional Engineer
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
Engineering Design & Manufacture
Power & Propulsion Systems
Advanced Aeronautical Systems
Advanced Materials & Quality
Structural Analysis
Research Methods & Project Management
MSc Project

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.  Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience and capable of responding to postgraduate work, your application will be considered. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required. 

Normal entry requirements are at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.  Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience and capable of responding to postgraduate work, your application will be considered. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required. 

Normal entry requirements are at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline.  Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience and capable of responding to postgraduate work, your application will be considered. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required. 

Facilities

Careers

After completing the Aeronautical Engineering MSc, you’ll be able to apply for a wide range of technical, engineering, analytical, operation or management jobs within the aerospace and airline industries, including: 

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Armed forces
  • Government agencies
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Further and higher education

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.  

For this course, you'll: 

  • Use computer simulations 
  • Work with people in industry and critically appraise published work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops  
  • Be expected to study independently    

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project. 

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.  

For this course, you'll: 

  • Use computer simulations 
  • Work with people in industry and critically appraise published work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops  
  • Be expected to study independently    

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project. 

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.  

For this course, you'll: 

  • Use computer simulations 
  • Work with people in industry and critically appraise published work 
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops  
  • Be expected to study independently    

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project. 

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).   

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module this will include a written technical report and an end exam.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).   

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module this will include a written technical report and an end exam.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).   

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module this will include a written technical report and an end exam.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessment you do.  We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module. 

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessment you do.  We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module. 

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessment you do.  We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module. 

For the course starting on 20 January 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£8,820 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£8,820 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£8,820 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Full-time, January start
20 January 2020

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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25/03/2019 15:33:25 / Aeronautical Engineering / Full-time, September start / 11.0 / 18.0 / SSTK-11685 / Direct link

25/03/2019 15:33:25 / Aeronautical Engineering / Full-time, September start, with a placement year / 5.0 / 18.0 / SSTK-12200 / Direct link