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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
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Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
14 September 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

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. 

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Advanced Aeronautical Systems 15 credits
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 15 credits
Advanced Materials And Quality 15 credits
Engineering Design And Manufacture 15 credits
Msc Project 60 credits
Power And Propulsion Systems 15 credits
Research Methods And Project Management 15 credits
Structural Analysis 15 credits
The Professional Engineer (Masters) 15 credits

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. 

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.

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. 

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,085 per course
International (Non-EU)
£14,500 per course

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,085 per course
International (Non-EU)
£14,500 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
14 September 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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