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Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
On campus
 3589 Points
5 Years

Program Description

Studying an Aerospace Engineering degree gives you expert training in the theory and operation of aeronautical vehicles, from jet-powered and propeller-driven planes to gliders and helicopters. You will learn about the full engineering journey, from concept on the ground to handling in the sky. Whether your main interest concerns design, analysis, testing or flight, at Swansea we have it covered.

• Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.
• For a Year Abroad you will be charged 15% of the agreed standard fee.

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Year 1

Engineering Analysis 1A (Aero & Civil)

Design and Laboratory Classes 1

Engineering Mechanics

Introduction to Materials Engineering

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Skills for Aerospace Engineers

Engineering Analysis 2A (Aero & Civil)

Strength of Materials

Fluid Mechanics 1

Thermodynamics 1

Engineering Design 1

Problem solving for Aerospace Engineers

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

Flight Mechanics

Aerospace Systems

Structural Mechanics for Aerospace Engineers

Aerospace Control

Experimental Studies - Aerospace

Computer Aided Engineering (Aerospace)

Dynamics 1 (Mech & Aero)

Thermodynamics 2

Engineering Design 2


Airframe Structures

Optional Modules:

Space Stream

Rocket and Space Technology


Structural/Computational Stream

Aerospace Structural Mechanics and Materials


Material/Propulsion Stream

Mechanical Properties of Materials

Year 3 - Abroad

Study Abroad (Engineering)

Year 4

Compulsory Modules:

Dynamics 2

High Performance Materials and Selection

EResearch Project

Engineering Management

Aerospace Engineering Design 3

Gas Dynamics


Optional Modules:

Space Stream

Satellite Systems

Space Propulsion and Power Systems


Structural/Computational Stream

Finite Element Method

Computational Aerodynamics


Materials/Propulsion Stream

Fracture and Fatigue

Composite Materials

FHEQ 6 Undergraduate / Honours

Year 5

Compulsory Modules:

Advanced Computational Methods for Engineers

Advanced Airframe Structures

Flight Dynamics and Control

Strategic Project Planning

Group project (Aerospace)

Fluid-Structure Interaction

Business Leadership for Engineers

Advanced Aerodynamics

Structural Integrity of Aerospace Metals

Optional Modules:

Finite Element Method

Finite Element Computational Analysis

Composite Materials

Simulation Based Product Design


Graduates of the MEng Aerospace Engineering degree at Swansea are set on course for a range of employment opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Aircraft Design Engineer
  • Rocket Scientist
  • Defence Engineer
  • Airline Pilot
  • High Speed Railway Engineer
  • Flight Test Engineer
  • Aerodynamicist in Motorsport and Sustainable Energy Sector

Our graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as, Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Royal Air Force and Jaguar Land Rover.


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