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Kingston University

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H426
MEng (Hons) 5 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128-152

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics and Two science subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Mathematics and Two science subjects.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Engineering or related subject

International Baccalaureate
32

Grade 5 Maths and two suitable science subjects including Physics at Higher level. Plus English Language required at 5 Standard Level or 4 Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
128-152

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-152 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

75%

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

Kingston's degrees in aerospace engineering offer an innovative curriculum, excellent links with industry and cutting-edge facilities. The MEng degree is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Modules

Level 1: Includes: engineering mathematics 1; stress analysis, structures and dynamics 1; engineering materials; thermodynamics and fluid mechanics; electrical engineering and computing; professional practice; engineering design; engineering applications. Level 2: Includes: aerodynamics and propulsion 1; aerospace engineering design and materials; project engineering; engineering mathematics 2; aerospace structures and dynamics; aerospace engineering design and performance; engineering computing; electronic engineering and control. Level 3: Includes: aerodynamics and propulsion 2; aerospace structures and materials; structural and flight dynamics; aerospace computational techniques; computer-aided engineering; further mathematics. Level 4: Includes: further aerospace structures and materials; key management systems; financial resource management; individual project; group project; computational fluid dynamics. Includes sandwich year between levels 3 & 4.

Kingston University

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At Kingston University we offer world-class facilities, award-winning resources, an enviable location, excellent links with industry and a diverse student population. We make it our goal to provide you with the skills and experiences you need to go on and make a difference – to your own life and those around you.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
37%
63%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

21%
79%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

13%
87%

Year 5

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 72%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

64%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

49%

Staff are good at explaining things

75%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
8% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
296 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are engineering professionals

5%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

4%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

14%

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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