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University of Birmingham

BEng Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H400

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Aerospace engineering

If you like challenges and problem solving and relish the idea of combining science, maths and engineering to develop new technologies, processes and materials for the aerospace industry, then this Aerospace Engineering BEng degree is for you.

You will be taught by academics that are experts in their field and have been at the forefront of progress in several areas, including the LISA pathfinder mission and the design of higher performing jet engines. This, together with the strong collaborations we enjoy with leading companies such as Rolls-Royce and Airbus, will give you the best launchpad for a successful career.

The Aerospace Engineering BEng course is structured to give you a broad coverage of engineering disciplines appropriate to the current and future aerospace industry and research area, including mechanics, materials, fluids and sensors and control systems that provide a basis for materials, structures and avionics. You will gain the skills necessary to transform the emerging fields of satellite, deep space missions and unmanned aerial vehicles where remote control and communications are required.

The interdisciplinary nature of the subject is dealt with by shared modules in all years as well as group project exercises. Graduates of the course will retain a specialism (materials, structures and avionics) but based on broad coverage to enable you to develop good careers in all engineering aspects of the aeronautical and space industries.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Birmingham

Department:

School of Metallurgy and Materials

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
A

After graduation


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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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Engineering professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
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.

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