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City, University of London

Aeronautical Engineering

UCAS Code: H403
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
81% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

to include A in A level Mathematics plus one of Physics Chemistry or Biology

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

IB with 35 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics at grade 6.

UCAS tariff points

to include A in A level Mathematics plus one of Physics Chemistry or Biology

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The integrated MEng (Hons) degree in Aeronautical Engineering prepares students for an exciting and rewarding career in the global aerospace industry, working on manned and unmanned aircraft and spacecraft projects. This degree places particular emphasis on encouraging and enabling students to be innovative in their engineering design. The course is designed in collaboration with industry, which is directly reflected in the emphasis on the professional and transferrable skills you will learn. The MEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree has been developed to educate you in the design, analysis and testing of aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology. City was the first institution in the UK to introduce Aeronautical Engineering courses. The department has strong links with industry (local, national and global), maintaining partnerships through research projects and student placements. You will have the opportunity to undertake a year of industrial placement, which is a great way to get first-hand experience of the aeronautics industry.


Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs. In year two, students begin to specialise in Aeronautical Engineering in year two, advancing their knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics. Students registered on the BEng degree, who average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, are encouraged to transfer to the MEng degree. The third year places increasing emphasis on aircraft design. Modules include aerodynamics and propulsion, flight dynamics and control, structural analysis and thermodynamics and heat transfer. The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises (mentored by industry experts) as well as modules covering advanced aerodynamics, structural dynamics and aeroelasticity together with either gas turbine engineering or airworthiness and maintenance.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 69%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
23% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
23% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 81% LOW
Average graduate salary £24k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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