MSc Aerospace Engineering

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    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.

Find out about the Aero MSc Bursary Scheme


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGIM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
EG-M62Semester 1 and Semester 230Group project
EG-M63Semester 1 and Semester 210Research 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
Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students who have taken EG-323 previously must choose EG-M23. Students without past FEA background knowledge are advised to take EGIM09. Students with other experience of FEA should discuss this module choice with the MSc coordinator.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGIM09Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element MethodStudents without past FEA background knowledge are advised to take EGIM09.
EG-M23Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Computational AnalysisStudents who have taken EG-323 previously must choose EG-M23.

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

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) 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

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D02Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Aerospace Engineering


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

Usually entry requirements for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course are a first or a second class honours degree in Engineering or similar relevant science discipline. You will also need to have an overall mark of at least 55%, however performance in key modules will also be considered.

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 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:


How To Apply

You can apply online and track your application status for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course at

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Aerospace Engineering course

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £7,550 £18,500
MSc Part-time £3,800 £9,250
MSc Part-time £2,500 £6,150

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.


MSc 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 fully meeting the academic requirements for Further Learning for 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).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. 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.