MSc Aerospace Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University has a distinguished history of working with aerospace companies around the world. As a student on the MSc Aerospace Engineering, you will be provided with a systematic understanding of the advanced knowledge, critical awareness and new insights required by effective practising aerospace engineers.

Key Features

The MSc Aerospace Engineering degree is based on the world-class expertise available in the Materials Engineering Centre and the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (ZC2E).

At Swansea, world-class aerospace research drives excellent teaching within a cutting-edge learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The MSc Aerospace Engineering course prepares you for the design, analysis, testing and flight of the full range of aeronautical vehicles, including propeller-driven and jet-powered planes, helicopters and gliders.

The College of Engineering is home to one of the world’s most advanced engineering flight simulators to enable students to gain hands-on experience.

QS world university rankings by subject

Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is recognised as one of the top 200 departments in the world (QS World Subject Rankings).

Scholarships: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships 2016

Find out about the Aero MSc Bursary Scheme

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D02Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Aerospace Engineering
EGIM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
EG-M62Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Group project
EG-M63Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Research Dissertation
EG-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Airframe Structures
EG-M81Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Flight Dynamics and Control
EG-M90Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Advanced Aerodynamics
EGSM00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
Optional Modules
 

Choose Maximum Of 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : This is a compulsory module and must be selected unless EG-323 (Finite Element Method) was studied in year 3. If EG-323 was studied the module cannot be chosen

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-M23Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Computational Analysis
AND
 

Choose Maximum Of 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : This is a compulsory module and must be selected unless EGA301 (Composite Materials) was studied in year 3. If EGA301 was studied in year 3 this module cannot be selected

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-M73Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Composite Materials
AND
 

Choose Minimum Of 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose one module from the list below. Those who are not eligible to take Composite Materials (EG-M73) or Finite Element Computational Analysis (EG-M23) should select a second option.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGEM07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid-Structure Interaction
EGIM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communication Skills for Research Engineers
EG-M83Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Simulation Based Product Design
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning

Description

Modules on the MSc Aerospace Engineering course can vary each year but you could expect to study:                     

Finite Element Computational Analysis
Composite Materials
Flight Dynamics and Control
Advanced Airframe Design/Structures 
Advanced Aerodynamics
Numerical Methods
Flight Dynamics and Control
Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
Group Project
Research Dissertation

View the full module listing by downloading the handbook for the MSc Aerospace Engineering .

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course are a first or a second class honours degree in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

How To Apply

You can apply online and track your application status for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £5,300 £16,950
MSc Part-time £1,750 £5,650

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.

Course Structure

MSc programmes are modular in structure. Students must obtain a total of 180 credits to qualify for the degree. This is made up of 120 credits in the taught element (Part One) and a project (Part Two) that is worth 60 credits and culminates in a written dissertation. Students must successfully complete Part One before being allowed to progress to Part Two.

Sample Timetable

Below is a sample timetable for the MSc Aerospace Engineering Semester 1.

Please note timetables are subject to change.

MSc Aerospace Engineering

Assessment

The award of the MSc is based on satisfactory performance in examinations, continuous assessment and research dissertation. The examinations are taken in January and May/June and, if passed satisfactorily, students move on to the full-time research project during the summer. The research dissertation is submitted in September and is examined externally.

Accreditation

The MSc Aerospace Engineering course at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

This MSc Aerospace Engineering degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

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).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.



Student Quotes

“After passing all the modules on the MSc Aerospace Engineering course, I had the possibility to develop my final thesis in an industrial environment. I learnt about avionics and electronic equipment and developed team work and communication skills.

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

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.

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

Roberto Morujo, MSc Aerospace Engineering

Careers

The MSc Aerospace Engineering course is suitable for those who would like to gain comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to contribute to the creation and maintenance of aerospace and aeronautical equipment.

The MSc Aerospace Engineering course covers the necessary aspects for a successful career in the growing aerospace industry.

 

Facilities

Our new home at the innovative Bay Campus provides some of the best university facilities in the UK, in an outstanding location.

Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University has a wide range of in-house facilities ranging from computer labs housing state-of-the-art PCs through to specialist equipment used almost exclusively by aerospace students.

Practical flying experience on the MSc Aerospace Engineering course is gained from the state-of-the-art Merlin MP521X engineering flight simulator mounted on a six axis hydraulic motion system and flying experience at a local airport. 

Find out more about the facilities used by Aerospace Engineering students at Swansea University.
 
 

Research

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. 

The REF assesses the quality of research in the UK Higher Education sector, assuring us of the standards we strive for.

World-Leading Research

The REF shows that 94% of research produced by our academic staff is of World-Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*) quality. This has increased from 73% in the 2008 RAE.

Research pioneered at the College of Engineering harnesses the expertise of academic staff within the department. This ground-breaking multidisciplinary research informs our world-class teaching with several of our staff leaders in their fields.