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Swansea University

Aerospace Engineering with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: H406

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Including Mathematics.

Considered on an individual basis.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs: Mathematics C, English Language C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

To include 5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level Mathematics and 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level English Language.

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

D*D*D*

To include B at A Level Mathematics. Must be in relevant subject. If student is not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.

Accepted in lieu of one non-subject specific grade at A Level.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Aerospace Engineering at Swansea University is ranked 6th for Graduate Prospects in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2018.**We have worked with aerospace companies around the world such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, EADS, and Airbus. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).From the inferno at the heart of a gas turbine to the computer nerve centre of the cockpit, aeronautical and aerospace vehicles demand cutting-edge engineering. Aerospace engineering degrees give students a unique insight into the technology needed to travel in, make use of and explore the atmosphere and the universe.You will receive training in the design, analysis, testing and flight of aeronautical vehicles, including propeller-driven and jet-powered planes, helicopters and gliders. You will gain the ability to use analytical skills and tools to solve problems relevant to the application of engineering to the aerospace industry.The degree also provides a foundation for you to aim for the prized Chartered Engineer status and prepares you for postgraduate or doctoral study, or academic research.Comprehensive theoretical studies are complemented by group design exercises, industrial site visits and hands-on aerospace practicals.Our state-of-the art facilities include: - 1 Merlin flight simulator capsule MP521 - 2 static MP500-2 flight simulators - a custom-built 1.2 million 18-metre wind tunnel - a fully instrumental JetCat P120 engine - world-leading aerodynamic modelling software (used to design the BLOODHOUND SSC).You will get practical flying experience in our state-of-the-art flight simulator and flying lessons at our local airport. You will also cover a flight test course in aircraft performance, stability and control at a flight school in a Jetstream twin turboprop aircraft.Our Aerospace degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers.**95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating (DHLE) the average salary for our Aerospace Engineering graduates is 22,000.**

Modules

Year 1
Areas studied typically include:
- dynamic systems
- engineering analysis
- engineering design
- engineering mechanics
- fluid mechanics
- strength of materials
- thermodynamics

Year 2
Areas studied typically include:
- aerodynamics
- aerospace systems
- airframe structures
- computer aided engineering
- control systems
- dynamics
- flight mechanics
- structural mechanics

Year 3
Areas studied typically include:
- gas dynamics
- high performance materials and selection
- propulsion

Year 4 (MEng)
Areas studied typically include:
- advance airframe structure
- advanced aerodynamics
- entrepreneurship for engineers
- flight dynamics and control
- fluid-structure interaction
- numerical methods for partial differential equations

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

College of 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.

70%
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

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

70%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Engineering professionals
7%
Protective service occupations
7%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Aerospace 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.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£32k

£32k

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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