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Loughborough University

Aeronautical Engineering

UCAS Code: H403

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Maths and Physics with A* in Maths or Physics (AAA may be offered in exceptional circumstances)

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

38 (7,6,6 HL) including Maths and Physics at HL, with 7 in HL Maths or Physics

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA including Maths and Physics, plus Highers at A grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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72%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Aeronautical engineering

In addition to providing knowledge to underpin engineering fundamentals, mathematical modelling and simulation, a strong theme throughout the degrees is group work and design. The MEng is an extended course that allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge, gain management skills and undertake a substantial individual project. All our Aeronautical Engineering courses cover the basic principles of aerospace technology including aerodynamics, thermodynamics, stress analysis, mechanics, dynamics and control, engineering sciences which underpin avionics, design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The application of these subjects to aircraft and aero-engine design and development is common across all years of the course. During Year 1, the course matches theory and application by timetabling lectures and tutorials in the morning, followed by applied studies, such as practical instruction, computing and laboratory experiments in the afternoon. The first two years of the course are common for both MEng and BEng students, allowing BEng students the opportunity to transfer to the MEng at the end of the second year. In the final year of the MEng, you move away from traditional teaching methods and work alongside research groups in the Department or in Industry. Coupled with the project work, which runs throughout the last two years of the Aeronautical Engineering course, this allows you to gain experience of tackling real engineering problems. The course contains an optional language module, together with the possibility of spending part of the final year carrying out project-based work in other European countries.

Modules

In year one, you will have the opportunity to study a range of different areas including aircraft systems, computing, elasticity, materials, mathematics and mechanics, aircraft design, manufacturing, technology and management, thermodynamics and risk analysis. Further details can be found below.

In year two of this course, you’ll have the opportunity to study a range of different areas including aircraft, control engineering, dynamics and vibration, electrotechnology, aerodynamics, structural design, turbomachinery and propulsion, and systems reliability.

During the third year of your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake design studies and management, plus you’ll also have the option to tailor the course to suit your interests by selecting from the range of optional modules available.

During the final year of your studies, you'll continue to work on the group project, business modelling, an individual research project and you’ll also have the choice to select from a selection of optional modules.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. The individual project is assessed by oral and poster presentations and a written report.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Students studying Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering degree courses who intend to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service, may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Aeronautical and Automotive 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.

81%
high
Aeronautical 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
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

93%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£25,984
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Engineering professionals
12%
Senior officers in protective services
5%
Teaching and educational professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Aeronautical engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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