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University of Brighton

Aeronautical Engineering

UCAS Code: H416
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
52% LOW
% employed or in further study
85% LOW
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Must include a C in A level Maths, plus A level Physical Science.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

To include three subjects at Higher Level to include a grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Higher Level Physics.

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (112–96 UCAS Tariff points) including A level Maths and a physical science, or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range. We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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


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


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

This integrated masters course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering Technology (IET). On successful completion of this course students will have the qualifications they need to become a Chartered Engineer. Students develop specialist aeronautical engineering knowledge, supported by a solid foundation of mechanical engineering and a mix of theory and practice. The course is designed with input from industry and accrediting bodies to provide students with the most up-to-date, relevant programme and hands-on experience. Students benefit from access to specialist facilities including the university's new advanced engineering building, and the option of a year’s paid placement provides the opportunity to gain paid industry experience and make professional contacts.


University of Brighton

Checkland building

Since its inception in 1859, the University of Brighton has become an innovative and career focused institution with a thriving Student's Union and a 22,000 student population from all over the world. With over 150 years of experience in teaching and support, and over 100 million being invested into our facilities, we intend to continue to grow alongside our students.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 48%
Student score 52% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
297 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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