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University of Bristol

Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe

UCAS Code: H401
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
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 including A*A in Mathematics and Physics (in any order) Contextual offer: AAB including AA in Mathematics and Physics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Scottish Highers

Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and Physics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. (*See admissions statement below for alternative Maths qualifications). http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/undergraduate/admissions-statements/2017/aerospace.pdf

International Baccalaureate

Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and Physics. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

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


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 four-year course combines years one, two and four of our MEng Aerospace Engineering degree with the chance to spend your third year in Europe on the Erasmus+ student exchange programme. Years one and two cover underpinning material organised into three streams: aerodynamics dynamics and control structures and materials. Specialised from day one, these subjects are taught with aerospace applications and examples. Further material, such as space applications and aviation operations, is covered in specialist units. You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design, and language units to prepare you for your year abroad. If you achieve the required grades in your first two years you will spend year three at a European institution where your studies will match the third year at Bristol. Visit our Global Opportunities website for more information about where you can study in Europe: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/go-abroad/ You will return to Bristol for year four and choose your study from a range of options. Some options relate to particular application areas, such as helicopter aerodynamics, space systems or wind power, others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics, or you can choose to undertake a research project. This course combines the challenging and broad academic content of our aerospace engineering degrees with an overseas dimension, which reflects the pan-European nature of the modern aerospace industry.


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

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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 90%
Student score 85% HIGH
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
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
8% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are transport associate professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


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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