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University of Hertfordshire

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H410
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
74% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics and Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Engineering

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

87%

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

£9,250

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

The University has a strong track record of providing the aerospace industry with highly skilled aeronautical engineers. This professionally-accredited degree has much in common with our MEng/BEng Honours degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering but has particular emphasis on materials selection and aircraft structural design. It provides the first step towards chartered engineer status. In our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) lab, you will have an opportunity to get involved with UAVs as extra-curricular activity or as part of your final year project.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Aerospace technology; aerospace industry; analytical techniques; electrical and materials science; mechanical science; an introduction to manufacture; an introduction to design and fluid mechanics; thermodynamics. Year 2: Core modules: Aerothermodynamics and design; analytical techniques; computer-aided engineering; structural mechanics; materials and structures; dynamics; instrumentation and control systems; project management; project development. Year 3: Opportunity for a professional placement. Final year: Core modules: Aerospace performance; propulsion and design; stability and control of aircraft; aerodynamics; mechanics and properties of materials (or rocket performance and propulsion); aerospace structural design and analysis (or space dynamics); individual major project.

University of Hertfordshire

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If you are looking for an amazing student experience, Hertfordshire is the place. We've got a variety of courses, a campus community and a student-focused Union with lots of services, activities and more than 90 societies to choose from - all located near London. Coming to the UK's leading business-facing university will help you get ahead in the graduate market.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

44%
56%

Year 2

40%
60%

Year 3

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 75%
Student score 74% MED
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

62%

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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
25% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
302 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £24k LOW
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

31%

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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