What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, with one of these at A*.
SH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics Mathematics and Physics.
in Mathematics and Physics Mathematics and Physics.
D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.
overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers61%
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.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
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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Our degrees combine theory with practical experience and are tailored to give you the skills needed to design an aircraft or spacecraft. You will study a range of subjects - aerodynamics, structures, materials, systems, design, control - and gain experience of making them work together through projects. You will measure flows and forces on aerofoils; write software for a navigation system; design an undercarriage; design, build and test a complete wing. In your research project, you will tackle a specific problem in much greater detail, such as automated landing of an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) or design of a potential space mission. If you choose the MEng, as part of a group design project, you will work on the concept for a new commercial aircraft, presenting your design to Airbus for assessment. You can apply initially to either our BEng or MEng course. Engineering students at Bristol benefit also from a dedicated Industrial Liaison Office, which develops engineering-specific industrial links for students.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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