MEng Aerospace Engineering (Year in Industry)

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Course Overview

MEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

As a student on the MEng 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 Undergraduate / 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 Undergraduate / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-233Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-260Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dynamics 1
EG-261Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics 2
EG-263Semester 2 (Jan - Jun 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
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
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
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 Undergraduate / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-233Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
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 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-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
Aero Level 3 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
Aero Level 3 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
Aero Level 3 Materials/Propulsion Stream 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Materials/Propulsion Stream These options MUST be 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

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-233Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
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 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-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
Aero Level 3 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
Aero Level 3 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
Aero Level 3 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

Year 4 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Undergraduate Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 5 (Level 7)

FHEQ 7 Undergraduate / Advanced Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGEM07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid-Structure Interaction
EGIM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
EG-M47Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Leadership Development
EG-M62Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Group project (Aerospace)
EG-M69Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Airframe Structures
EG-M81Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Flight Dynamics and Control
EG-M85Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Strategic Project Planning
EG-M90Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Advanced Aerodynamics
EGSM00Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals
Optional Modules
Year 4 Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose one module only from the options listed below, making sure all the necessary co-requisites are covered. Note that EGIM09 is incompatible with EG-323 (Finite Element Method) and EG-M73 is incompatible with EGA301 (Composite Materials).

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EGIM09Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element MethodEGIM09 is incompatible with EG-323 (Finite Element Method)
EG-M23Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Finite Element Computational Analysis
EG-M73Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Composite MaterialsEG-M73 is incompatible with EGA301 (Composite Materials)
EG-M83Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Simulation Based Product Design

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 MEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course are:

AAA-AAB 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 34 at IB to include a 5 at HL or 6 at SL Mathematics and 4 at HL or 5 at SL English Language.

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require D*D*D* to include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject. 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 MEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the MEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an international student

Tuition Fees

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

UK/EU International
MEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £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.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

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 for the MEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course 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 MEng 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 partially meeting the educational requirement for Further Learning for Engineering Council 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).  Study on this accredited degree will provide you with some of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills needed 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.

Year in Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website: