Find out more about about our graduates and their careers

Our Aerospace Engineering graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers after being prepared for their exciting future through their studies at Swansea University.

Aungshu Rahman, Production Specialist, BMW

Aungshu Rahman

"Studying Aerospace Engineering at Swansea has definitely prepared me for my job role as it is one of the hardest subjects and requires a huge amount of time to be put in, in order to get a good result. The massive amount of course works and the difficult modules has improved my time management and attention to details. I have also improved my presentation skill as we were required to give several presentations during the length of the course. 

One of my favourite memories will be the flying lesson we had on our first year! It is one of the days of my life I’ll never forget.

I have really enjoyed every single day of my life in Swansea University.  We have the most friendly and helpful staff. They have helped me with whatever problem I have faced during my years in Swansea University, being it financially or academically. Working for the university as Engineering ambassador and BLOODHOUND ambassador was also a wonderful opportunity and amazing memory for me." 

Chris Walton, Flight Test Support Engineer, Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge

"Aerospace Engineering draws together the pinnacles of many different fundamental areas of engineering, such as mechanical, material and electrical engineering.

Swansea University has an excellent grounding in all of these subjects, which allows Aerospace Engineering students to gain a good working knowledge in these key areas.

The breadth and flexibility of the course allowed me to rapidly become a key member of many large-scale, multi-disciplinary projects in my subsequent professional career.

The lab work and experiments were particularly useful. A key part of being an effective professional engineer is the communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to a range of audiences. Undertaking a diverse range of experiments and producing reports about them has stood my in very good stead for my professional career.

Swansea has a fantastic social side, and it is very likely that the group you graduate with will later become a valuable professional network."

Rob Curran, RAF Officer, Royal Air Force

Rob Curran

"The support from the staff within the department was a particular highlight of my Aerospace Engineering degree, not only during the course but also during my application to the RAF. The staff proved very helpful in facilitating time and writing reports in order to support me in attendance and subsequent success of the selection process for my chosen career.

Otherwise, I really enjoyed the opportunity to get creative with the projects undertaken and with the facilities available to me – I particularly enjoyed using the flight simulator!

Working to deadlines was a skill that became very prominent at Swansea University, particularly in my third and fourth years with the individual and group projects underway that had to be completed. This skill was certainly required when it came to selection for the RAF where deadlines and time limits were essential thoughts in candidate minds.

Swansea University is a great place to study aerospace engineering. The course is well run and the location of the university is superb given the amenities and opportunities available to those who live there. The proximity to both the city and the countryside (in particular the Gower on a sunny day) is a great bonus and added to an experience that I and I know many of my friends look back on fondly."

Roberto Morujo, Applications Engineer, MTorres

Roberto Morujo

“Before starting my final thesis, I found a job as an Applications Engineer in one of the most important aerospace engineering companies, MTorres.  Personally, I think obtaining a Master’s degree in a university with a great reputation such as Swansea University makes it much easier to find a job.

My favourite memory of the course is our team winning the International Aircraft Design and Handling competition. Our effort really paid off when we won the first prize!

Swansea University provides a fantastic opportunity to study any field of engineering due to the professional and friendly staff.”

Samuel Norton, Royal Institute of Technology KTH

Samuel Norton

"The course offered a modular structure unlike many similarly ranked universities, enabling students to specialise in Aerospace subjects from the very first year. Another key aspect was the 'year in industry' (YII). Without a doubt one of the most valuable aspects of the Swansea study programme. It gave me a real taste of an engineering role within a reputable firm and helped shape my future decisions.

Professors are always friendly and approachable but being able to work closely with some of them on larger projects such as your Bachelors or Masters thesis really creates a good professional relationship.

I was accepted by KTH to the joint European masters scheme in "Turbomachinery and Aeromechanic University Training" (THRUST). Finally, after graduating from my Masters scheme, I have been accepted by Uniper, in Germany, to join their trainee programme as an Engineer for two years".

James Williams, Engineering Graduate, British Airways

James Williams

“The high intensity of the Aerospace Engineering course at Swansea University really helped me to become an Engineering Graduate at British Airways.

I had shown constantly over the last three years that I can take on board new information and can rise and adapt to any challenges.

To gain my job role, I had gave a presentation to two senior engineering managers at BA. I have no doubt that the numerous presentations that I gave throughout my degree helped make this easier.

My favourite memories of studying Aerospace Engineering are as varied as the degree itself. I found the lecturers to be a great source of help. In addition, the facilities are second to none and helped to enhance the learning experience by providing a practical demonstration of theory learnt in lectures. For example, use of the wind tunnel, flight simulator and JetCat engine.

Finally, there were regular site visits organised by the College. These included a 30 minute trial flight in my first year, followed by a trip to the Airbus plant at Filton.

In my second year we also had a chance to visit the Flying Test Bed at Cranfield University. Pulling 3G whilst attempting to write down information is again, another fond memory.

Overall my time at Swansea has provided me with countless memories and experiences, which I can now take forward into my new role with British Airways.”

Mrunal DESHMUKH, Future Projects Engineer, AKKA Aeroconseil UK

Mrunal DESHMUKH

"I chose Swansea University because of its unique specialization in civil and computational methods. At Swansea I have learnt a variety of software and modules that prepared me for a broad spectrum of job roles.

During my internship I worked on 3D modelling software called CATIA as well as work on some low speed aerodynamic performance. Learning SOLIDWORKS at Swansea helped me get a grip at CATIA very quickly whereas knowledge of taught modules like Flight mechanics and Aerodynamics took care of the latter research. Software like MATLAB is also an asset for employers. At every stage we were encouraged to work in groups and this is what added to the skills industry looks into employees.

Being an international student I thought it’s nearly impossible for me to get a job with a Bachelor’s degree but I give all the credit to the support that the university provided to achieve an internship by having a dedicated YinI module, mentoring during and after my placement and for my final year project.

My favourite memories of studying engineering include the glider project with Dr. Clee, being the visit day lead student ambassador, lifelong friends, friendly staff, the beautiful beach and Joe’s ice-cream."

Li Ka Wing, Cadet Pilot, Hong Kong Government Flying Service

Li Ka Wing

"The highlight of my Aerospace Engineering degree was designing an aircraft with a team of student from all over the world and flying the aircraft with the Merlin flight simulator

The most valuable skills learnt as a student at Swansea University were communication skills and professional aerospace technical knowledge."

Seren Essex, Physics secondary school teacher, Cornwall

Seren Essex

"I enjoyed every year of my Aerospace Engineering degree. It was very diverse with a variety of different subject areas from fluid dynamics, to properties of materials to actually learning to fly, (which was awesome)!  

Aerospace engineering gave me a variety of different and transferable skills. For one I felt my problem solving and mathematical skills improved greatly, but I also had the opportunity to develop a variety of other skills such as working effectively as a team, managing my time carefully and thinking creatively about different ideas and projects. 

You gain skills in a wide variety of areas that will prepare and set you up for numerous careers."