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Imperial College London

Aeronautical Engineering

UCAS Code: H401
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

160-200

% applicants receiving offers

42%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£30k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AAA-A*A*A

Mathematics at grade A* and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
40

Mathematics grade 7 and Physics at grade 6 at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 160-200 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

42%

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

Modules

Year 1: Aerodynamics; aircraft performance; thermodynamics; structural mechanics; mechanics; materials; mathematics; aeronautical general lectures; engineering design & computer-aided design; computing and FORTRAN; applications; management or languages. Year 2: Aerodynamics; mechanics of flight; propulsion and turbomachinery; structural mechanics and dynamics; mathematics; materials, electrical engineering; manufacturing processes; computing and numerical analysis; applications; management or languages. Year 3: Compulsory core subjects: aircraft aerodynamics; aerospace vehicle design; airframe design; control systems; energy methods; aircraft structures; 3 subjects chosen from a list of 12 electives; group design project. Year 4: Compulsory core subjects: wing design; structural dynamics; 4 subjects chosen from the list of 7 electives; mini research project; major (4 months) research project (in UK/Europe).

Imperial College London

The South Kensington campus by night

Fittingly positioned on Exhibition Road London's historical central hub of Science, Technology and Culture Imperial College London is consistently ranked in the top ten of world universities. You will find all 15,000 students share a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. There are 320 different clubs and societies and Imperial graduates have one of the highest average starting salaries in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
32%
68%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

12%
88%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
74%
26%

Year 1

82%
18%

Year 2

47%
53%

Year 3

52%
48%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 74%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

57%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

41%

Feedback on work has been prompt

30%

Staff are good at explaining things

71%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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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
65% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
587 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £30k HIGH
Graduates who are engineering professionals

19%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Only a few hundred students study the subject every year. But with very few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry - the relatively high early unemployment rate shows that it isn’t always easy for graduates who are not prepared. Starting salaries are usually good, especially if you get a job overseas, 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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