Aerospace Engineering

Our aerospace engineering degrees are aided by world-leading technology, which has contributed to many exciting projects:

  • Aerodynamics for the current world land-speed record car, Thrust SSC, and the future land-speed record car BLOODHOUND SSC
  • Design of the double-decker super-jet Airbus A380

We are seen as a leader in many aspects of aerospace, both internationally and in the UK. We pride ourselves in the extensive collaborations with international companies such as:

  • BAE Systems
  • Rolls-Royce
  • EADS
  • Airbus


Our BEng, MEng and MSc degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Accreditation IMechERASIED 

Industry Experience

Year In Industry

Many of our students at Swansea University choose to spend a Year in Industry as part of their degree, which can have huge benefits for the company involved and the student working within the company. 

A Year in Industry can be taken as part of a BEng or MEng degree programme.

As part of your undergraduate course, a Year in Industry can provide a great enhancement to your degree and future career.

Get more information about our Year in Industry here.

We also offer Year Abroad schemes too - find out more about these on the Aerospace course pages.


Through Swansea University's Paid Internship Network we seek to connect our students to employers for graduate level placements. We offer paid internships between June and September each summer. All participating students receive a free employability master-class and are assessed via a mandatory employability assessment centre. 

Find more information about our Work Placements here.

‌The International Development Office have opportunities for students to gain international work experience and take part in work abroad programmes as part of the degree (depending on scheme). Summer work placements are also available. Find out more about working abroad here.

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.

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."