We expect to have a limited number of places available for Late, Clearing and Adjustment applicants for 2018 on a range of programmes.  Entry requirements might vary from those shown below.  For information on vacancies and applying late or through Clearing or Adjustment, visit our dedicated 2018 Clearing and Adjustment pages

Aerospace at Swansea University

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Course Overview

BEng Aerospace Engineering

As a student on the BEng Aerospace Engineering course, you will receive training in the design, analysis, testing and flight of a wide range of aeronautical vehicles, including jet-powered and propeller-driven planes, gliders and helicopters.

The course is multi-disciplinary and gives an insight into the atmosphere and cosmos and the technology needed to explore them. You will gain the ability to use analytical skills and tools, and the latest equipment including a state-of-the-art flight simulator to solve problems relevant to the application of engineering to the aerospace industry.

Scholarships

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 Scholarships

Key Features

  • 5th in UK for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 7th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • Top 200 Department in the World (QS World Rankings 2018)
  • 94% of graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE)
  • Year in Industry + Year Abroad Schemes Available
  • Scholarships available to outstanding students
  • 2nd year students take part in flying lessons in in a fully instrumented, twin turboprop Jetstream plane at Cranfield
  • Our facilities include the Merlin MPX521 Engineering Flight Simulator, JetCat P120 Engine and a brand new, custom built £1.2million wind tunnel.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-113Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1A (Aero & Civil)
EG-115Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2A (Aero & Civil)
EG-120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Strength of Materials
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-161Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Thermodynamics 1
EG-163Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Design and Laboratory Classes 1
EG-165Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Design 1
EG-166Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Mechanics
EG-180Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Materials Engineering
EG-194Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
EGA118Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Problem solving for Aerospace Engineers
EGA119Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Skills for Aerospace Engineers

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EG-261Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics 2
EG-263Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Design 2
EG-293Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerodynamics
EG-294Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Airframe Structures
EG-296Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Flight Mechanics
EGA220Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Aerospace Systems
EGA227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Structural Mechanics for Aerospace Engineers
EGA228Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Aerospace Control
EGA229Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Experimental Studies - Aerospace
EGA230Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Computer Aided Engineering (Aerospace)
Optional Modules
Aero Level 2 Space Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Space Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA215Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Rocket and Space Technology
OR
Aero Level 2 Structural/Computational Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Structural/Computational Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA206Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Aerospace Structural Mechanics and Materials
OR
Aero Level 2 Material/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Material/Propulsion Stream

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-213Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mechanical Properties of Materials

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Gas Dynamics
EG-353Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Research Project
EG-360Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dynamics 2
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EG-397Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Propulsion
EGA302ASemester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Aerospace Engineering Design 3
EGA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10High Performance Materials and Selection
Optional Modules
Optional modules- Space Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Space Stream. These options MUST be chosen by those on the Space Stream.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Satellite Systems
EGA341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Space Propulsion and Power Systems
OR
Structural/Computational Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Structural/Computational Stream These options MUST be chosen by those on the Structural/Computational Stream.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-323Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Method
EG-396Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Computational Aerodynamics
OR
Materials/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Materials/Propulsion Stream. These options MUST by chosen by those on the Materials/Propulsion Stream.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-381Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Fracture and Fatigue
EGA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Composite Materials

Description

The objectives of the Aerospace Engineering programme are:

  • To provide a broad multi-disciplinary education, enabling students to succeed in a wide variety of aerospace related careers.
  • To build a solid understanding in aerodynamics, thermodynamics, computational modelling and analysis, aerospace materials and structures, to enable them to be applied in the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems.
  • To build engineering skills of critical importance when working in industry, including the ability to break a complex engineering problem into its component parts, to be able to understand, evaluate and interpret data, develop arguments and make judgments based on fundamental and advanced concepts relevant to the application of engineering to the aeronautical and aerospace industries.
  • To build awareness of current aircraft and spacecraft design practices by reflecting the latest regulations and standards (e.g. FAA, AIAA, NASA and ESA).
  • To nurture and develop skills in problem solving, communication, working with team members, information retrieval, and the effective use of IT and computational software.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the BEng Aerospace Engineering course are:

AAB-BBB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Design Technology
IT/Computing
Biology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 32 at IB to including 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

Students studying for BTEC qualifications in relevant subjects require D*D*D* - D*D*D, to include B at A Level Mathematics.  If they are not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the BEng Aerospace Engineering course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the BEng Aerospace Engineering course as an international student

Tuition Fees

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

UK/EU International
BEng (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £17,950

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

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.

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

Additional Costs

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

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Accreditation

The BEng 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 requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement 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 for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for 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.