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University of Bath

Aerospace Engineering (with placement).

UCAS Code: H423

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics and Physics with A* in Mathematics or Physics (or Further Mathematics if applicable). Alternative A level offer: AAA including Mathematics and Physics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units (including Calculus) achieved at Distinction and 12 credits from Physics units achieved at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 including D3 in Mathematics and Physics and D2 in Mathematics or Physics. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer: D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics and Physics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.

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

D*D*D*

Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units (including Calculus) achieved at Distinction and 12 credits from Physics units achieved at Distinction.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and Physics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Aerospace engineering

Understand the principles of aerospace engineering science and explore the latest thinking in aircraft design and manufacture.

The first two years of this course give you a detailed understanding of core mechanical engineering principles. You’ll learn how to use mathematics and computing to analyse engineering systems, and develop knowledge in design and manufacturing processes.

You’ll study aircraft performance, control and structures, composites, aerodynamics, propulsion and spaceflight. Lectures are balanced with laboratory work to give you the skills you need to build, analyse and test a product. So that you can develop a full understanding of aircraft from design to manufacture, you’ll visit an aerospace manufacturing company and take a flight test course at a local airfield.

At Bath, we focus on giving you opportunities to apply what you’ve learnt through practical project work. This is to help you develop the set of skills needed by professional engineers. You’ll work on a group project to design a new aircraft to a specification given by industry or for entry into a competition such as the annual Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge. In your final year, you’ll choose from a range of specialist units and complete an individual research project that could be based on simulation, experimentation or design.

Studying an MEng gives you an in-depth study experience through advanced taught units and project work, and it fulfils the educational requirements you need to become a Chartered Engineer. You have the flexibility to transfer to any of our five mechanical engineering courses up until the end of your second year. This empowers you to take your degree in a direction that best suits your ambitions.

Professional recognition/accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Mechanical Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


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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.

£25,700
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

63%
Engineering professionals
5%
Public services and other associate professionals
5%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

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