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Kingston University

Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology (5-year SW)

UCAS Code: H429

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Maths and at least two Science subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Must include Grade 5 in Maths & TWO Science subjects including Physics at Higher Level. English Language required at 5 SL or 4 Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H4,H4

Equivalent of 128 UCAS points with a minimum of H2 from Maths and Two Sciences

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Engineering subject with a Distinction grade in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians & Mechanical Principles & Applications Units required (Aeronautical BTECs) or a Distinction grade in Further Maths for Technicians and Further Mechanical Principles or equivalent (Engineering BTECs)

Equivalent of 128 UCAS points which must include Maths and Two Sciences subjects

UCAS Tariff

128

UCAS points from a minimum of three A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Aerospace engineering

Space technology

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– Both the MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society as leading to chartered engineer (CEng) status.
– You’ll have access to cutting-edge equipment and the opportunity to spend a year working in industry as part of your course.
– Kingston University is the only UK affiliate campus of the International Space University.

**About this course**
These courses are ideal if you’re interested in the design, construction and operation of aircraft and would like to extend your studies into space.
You’ll examine the challenges of space flight and the benefits of using the space environment. You’ll study aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, dynamics and materials, the design of spacecraft, payloads and space dynamics, and will carry out a practical rocket
design exercise. If you choose the MEng degree, you’ll continue to deepen and broaden your expertise in Year 4, with studies that include the design, cost, logistical and operational implications of space missions.

Modules

Examples of modules:
Year 1 Core-Introduction to Aerospace Engineering;Thermofluid & Mechanical Systems 1; Analytical Mathods, Computing & Electronic Systems; Engineering design, materials & Manufacture 1.
Year 2 Core-Aerospace Engineering Design and Project Management; Electronic Systems, Control & Computing; Aerospace Structures, Materials and Dynamics; Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Analytical Methods.
Year 3 Core-Space Vehicle Design; Business and Project Management and Group Design project;Individual Project (CEng.
Year 3 Optional-Further Aerodynamics and Propulsion and Computational Techniques; Further Aerospace Structures, Materials and Dynamics.
Final Year Core-Research Skills, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management for Engineers; Space Mission Analysis & Design; Group Design Project (MEng);Aerospace Systems Engineering.

Assessment methods

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions, backed up by design classes and workshop sessions.
Assessment is usually split between exam and continuous assessment coursework (such as reports, computer exercises, laboratories and essays). Some modules are assessed by coursework only.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Aerospace engineering
71%
low
Space technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,600
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Engineering professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Vehicle trades
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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