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University of Bristol

Aerospace Engineering (with study in Continental Europe)

UCAS Code: H401
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

152

% applicants receiving offers

61%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, with one of these at A*.

Scottish Highers
AAAAA-AA

SH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

in Mathematics and Physics Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD*

D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.

International Baccalaureate
38

overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

61%

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

Not 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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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

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.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
48%
52%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
68%
28%
4%

Year 1

68%
31%
1%

Year 2

50%
50%

Year 3

24%
68%
8%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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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
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
512 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

3%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

24%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Only a few hundred students study the subject every year. But with very few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry - the relatively high early unemployment rate shows that it isn’t always easy for graduates who are not prepared. Starting salaries are usually good, especially if you get a job overseas, 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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