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MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grade AAA from three A levels. To preferably include Mathematics and Physics. Would consider Chemistry instead of Physics on a case by case basis.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

36 points overall with 666 in higher level subjects. To preferably include Mathematics and Physics at higher level. Would consider Chemistry instead of Physics on a case by case basis.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

78%

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

£9,250

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

Aerospace Engineering is concerned with the design and development of aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft. The skills you will develop on these degrees apply to both future spacecraft and high-performance aircraft in addition to the next generation of ground transport, such as high-speed trains. If you are on the MEng programme you will work on a group project in fourth year; recent examples include the design and construction of a rocket capable of breaking the UK altitude record and the design of a solar-powered racing car. All of our aerospace degree programmes are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society

Modules

Year 1: Aerospace engineering design; stress analysis; computing and statistics; mechanics of fluids; dynamics; thermodynamics; engineering mathmatics. Year 2: Classical aerodynamics; electrical technology; engineering materials; structural analysis; mechanics of fluids; vibration and control; design. Year 3: Individual aerospace project; applied aerodynamics; aerospace structures; spacecraft design; aerospace design; management; structural dynamics. Year 4: Aerospace group design project; computational engineering; computational fluid dynamics; advanced aerodynamics; environmental engineering; robotics; spacecraft design.

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With around 21,187 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in Mile End, we offer one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
27%
10%

Year 1

65%
34%
1%

Year 2

49%
48%
3%

Year 3

25%
75%

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 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

76%

Staff made the subject interesting

62%

Library resources are satisfactory

74%

Feedback on work has been helpful

41%

Feedback on work has been prompt

43%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

55%

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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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

9%

Graduates who are engineering 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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