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Kingston University

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H421

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Maths and suitable Science subject required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points from an Engineering subject. All Maths and Physics units must be level 3 and Distinctions

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Must include Grade 5 in Maths & Physics subject at Higher Level. English Language required at 5 Standard Level or 4 Higher Level.

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

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points to include Maths and Science at minimum of H3.

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

DMM

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 112 UCAS points which must include Maths & Science in Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

112

UCAS points from three A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– This course received 100 per cent for satisfaction for learning resources (National Student Survey 2018).
– Both the MEng and BEng (Hons) degrees are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
– Facilities include a Lear Jet, a 747’s cockpit, a flight simulator, a wind tunnel and a ground maintenance simulator.

**About this course**
These degrees in aerospace engineering offer an innovative curriculum, excellent links with industry and cutting-edge facilities. The MEng degree contains an extra year of advanced-level study and can provide a faster route to chartered engineer (CEng) status. Topics include aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, dynamics and materials. You’ll apply the principles you learn to the problems of aerospace design and take part in a group design project. If you choose the MEng, you may integrate an industrial placement with further studies (subject to accreditation by RAeS).

Modules

Examples of modules:
Year 1 Core - Engineering Design and Professional Practice, Engineering Mechanics, Structures and Materials, Engineering Mathematics and
Computing Applications, Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Science.
Year 2 Core - Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Analytical Methods, Aerospace Structures, Materials and Dynamics, Electronic Systems, Control and
Computing, Engineering Project Management/
Final Year Core - Space Vehicle Design.
Final Year Optional - Further Aerodynamics and Propulsion and Computational Techniques,Further Aerospace Structures, Materials and Dynamics, Business Management and Group
Project, Individual Project.

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

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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