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Teesside University

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H401

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

Entry requirements


Mathematics at grade B and (Physics at grade B or Engineering at grade B).

Engineering, must include 30 Level 3 units including Mathematics.

112 - 120 points including mathematics at grade H2 at Higher Level.

Engineering; Grade MDD.

Mathematics at grade B and Physics at grade B.

Mathematics at grade A and Physics at grade A.

UCAS Tariff

112-120
100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Summary**: Teesside University's MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering degree builds on the extensive range of subjects included in the BEng (Hons) by providing advanced topics in aerospace engineering including advanced aerodynamics and complex UAV design projects. You can also choose from a range of options in advanced subjects which include rotorcraft, flight simulation, computational fluid dynamics and production management.**Course details**: You are taught by experienced staff with backgrounds in either industry, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm who bring real-life experience to the classroom. You have access to a wide range of laboratories which include flight simulators, a wind tunnel, fixed and rotary wing aircraft and a number of aircraft components. The course also incorporates a free flight test course in the second year. You fly in a Jetstream aircraft acquiring flight data as the aircraft undergoes a series of pre-planned manoeuvres. The data is used, together with theory covered in the classroom, to calculate the flight and performance characteristics of the aircraft. Transportation, accommodation and the flight tests are provided free to Teesside University students on this programme.**After the course**: In addition to the aerospace industries your skills and knowledge will also be relevant to the automobile, engineering process, oil and gas, electronics, electrical engineering and renewable energy industries, to name just a few.

Modules

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Assessment methods

You will attend a range of lectures, tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions, and conduct a research-based project in the final two years. There are a number of contact teaching and assessment hours, but you are also expected to have self-study time - to prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Each module in the year totals 120 credits, and each unit of credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning and assessment, including self-study hours, meaning in one year of study, you can expect to give around 1,200 hours to learning and assessment. One module a year includes a compulsory one-week block delivery period of problem-solving, which provides you with an opportunity to enhance your team-working and employability skills. In addition to the structural, manufacturing, materials, flight simulation, jet engine and fluids laboratories at the University you also have access to extensive aerospace engineering facilities at Hartlepool, which include an aerospace workshop, several fixed wing and helicopter aircraft, and equipment for aircraft systems, plus several engines including a Rolls Royce RB211 turbofan. You will have the opportunity to run a jet engine to record data and analyse its performance, including component and overall engine efficiencies and thrust. You also use a flight simulator system, subsonic wind tunnel and state-of-the-art IT and computing laboratories where you will conduct aerospace modelling and simulation exercises. Four out of five days a week are spent at University in classes and laboratories and on one day a week, free transport is provided to take you to our facility in Hartlepool where you will use the laboratories, facilities, workshops and aircraft to perform group design and project work, as well as laboratory work associated with some of your technical modules. Your programme includes a range of types of assessment including coursework assignments, project reports and formal examinations.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

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
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

88%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Engineering professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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