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Aerospace Engineering

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
On campus
 1668 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Our Aerospace Engineering MEng degree is an exciting, hands-on specialist course that has been developed to equip you with advanced knowledge and management skills to meet the real world needs of the global aerospace industry.

You will be introduced to fundamental engineering subjects such as structures, materials, fluids, and maths, and gain skills in technical drawing. You’ll then learn about the principles of aircraft design and progress to specialist subjects such as propulsion systems, and flight testing and analysis. Then you move on to higher-level topics including advanced aerodynamics, space mechanics, and the design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft systems. You will also acquire specialist knowledge on current aerospace engineering topics concerning flight safety, environmental impact, and fuel efficiency.

You’ll have access to a range of technical facilities including our aerospace/aviation laboratory, full-motion engineering flight simulator, supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels, materials and structure testing laboratory, anechoic chamber for aero-acoustic experiments, and 3D printing in the digital fabrication workshop. Industry standard specialist software for aircraft design is available for you to use 24 hours a day in high-performance computing clusters.

During your time at Brunel, you will benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals who present a valuable insight into current, challenging topics in the field of aerospace. There are also planned visits to engineering and manufacturing companies where you’ll see first-hand the latest breakthroughs in development and technology for future aerospace systems. In addition, you have the advantage of Brunel’s close location to London’s Heathrow Airport for site visits as well as project opportunities, and placement and employment options.

Our MEng aerospace engineering course is accredited by both the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). These professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MEng degree in aerospace engineering can be studied full-time over four years, or five years with a placement year. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to fast track you to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

The placement year costs £1,385.

In final year you will have £3,000 fee reduction.

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Course Content

Course delivery is a well-balanced combination of theory and practical sessions. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of key aerospace engineering principles. You’ll also develop your reflective skills and professional development planning through the professional engineering practice module.

In later years, you move on to specialist topics such as propulsion systems, flight testing, advanced aerodynamics, space mechanics, and the design and analysis of aircraft and spacecraft systems. There is also a choice of optional modules, either fluids or solids, depending on your area of interest.

You will work on your industry-relevant individual research project in your third year and your major group project in your MEng final year.


Teaching and Learning

Our aerospace engineering degrees are delivered by world-renowned academic staff. They are also researchers, collaborating with commercial organisations like aircraft manufacturers. This means they feed their cutting edge research back into the course. There will also be guest lectures from industry experts and aerospace engineering site visits.

There are opportunities to study abroad during your second year, either in Europe or at University of Iowa in the USA.

Study will combine lectures, seminars and tutorials, laboratory work, computer simulation, field work, case studies, self-study, research reports and project work.



Year 1

Engineering Mathematics and Programming

Engineering Practice

Engineering Systems and Energy

Engineering Mechanics and Materials I

Engineering Mechanics and Materials II

Mechanical Engineering Science

Year 2

Engineering Mathematics and Programming

Design Process for Machine Elements, Manufacturing Processes, Materials and CAD

Engineering Business

Solid Mechanics and Introduction to FEA

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Dynamics of Machines

Aerodynamics and CFD

Flight Mechanics and Aircraft Design

Year 3

Applied Aerodynamics

Mechatronics and Control Engineering

Aerospace Structures

Sustainable Engineering Management and Practice

Aircraft Propulsion

Space Mechanics and Airworthiness

Major Individual Project

Year 4

Strategy and Business Planning
Current Topics in Aerospace and Advanced CAD
Advanced Aerodynamics and Propulsion Systems
Major Group Project - The project aims to give experience of design practice and engineering systems design through undertaking a large multidisciplinary project. It aims to develop the necessary skills in design project management and planning, and to enable students to apply these skills in diverse situations.

Optional Modules:
Design and Analysis of Aircraft
Design and Analysis of Spacecraft Systems
Fluid Structure Interaction and Aeroelasticity
Spacecraft Dynamics and Propulsion


An aerospace engineering degree from Brunel will equip you with innovative technical knowledge and transferable skills relevant to demanding careers in the aerospace, aeronautical and related industries.

Our MEng students often have several job offers before they graduate and find themselves in the enviable position of cherry-picking their prospective careers. They take up employment in fields such as:

  • aircraft and components design and manufacture
  • maintenance and testing
  • flight simulation
  • aviation
  • avionics and patent engineering

Brunel’s high-calibre graduates are working for prestigious organisations, including:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • British Airways
  • BAE Systems
  • GE Aviation
  • Thales
  • Bombardier
  • Lockheed Martin and the Ministry of Defence

Opting for the year in industry during your aerospace engineering degree often leads to a job offer from your placement company.


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