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University of Hertfordshire

Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology

UCAS Code: H400

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


Minimum of 2 A levels. A levels to include Maths and either Physics or Technology or engineering based subjects excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking.

Access to Engineering Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit to include Maths and Science or Principles units. Any additional L3 credits must be at Merit. Engineering Advanced Diploma to include A level Maths as ASL component.

IB - 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above to include HL Maths and Physics (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering MMP to include Merit in Further Maths.

UCAS Tariff

72-168

72 - 168 UCAS points A levels to include Maths and either Physics or Technology or engineering based subjects excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking. BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering MMP to include Merit in Further Maths. Access to Engineering Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit to include Maths and Science or Principles units. Any additional L3 credits must be at Merit. Engineering Advanced Diploma to include A level Maths as ASL component. IB - 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at grade 4 or above to include HL Maths and Physics (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE Maths at grade 4 (C), English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Aerospace engineering

This new BEng degree course in aerospace engineering with space technology specialises in the design of space vehicles with a particular emphasis on rocket propulsion, space flight control, and satellite communication systems. You will become familiar with CATIA, which is a computer-aided design package popular in the aerospace industry. Design of a modern aerospace system requires a team of engineers, each with their own specialisation. Development of the systems often transcends national boundaries to international flight, worldwide satellite communications and deep space exploration and is a truly international industry. The University has projects in both Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and rocketry, with student projects, research and other activities already running. We have established the UK's premier UAV competition, in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society, for universities across the UK and Europe. We also have a link with two space tourism organisations, and this year we are building a scale prototype of a space-plane, which will be powered by jet engines and a rocket motor. This degree programme includes a module on rocket performance and propulsion. You will have opportunities to gain flying experience at a local flying school. You will also benefit from use of our flight simulator which will enhance your understanding of aircraft performance, stability and control.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Aerospace Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Engineering professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Aerospace engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£23k

£27k

£27k

£33k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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