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University of Leicester

Aerospace Engineering

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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£25.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including Mathematics and a Physical science.

Scottish Highers

including Mathematics and a physical science at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers

from three Advanced Higher subjects including Mathematics and a physical science.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In Engineering. Including Year 2 Mathematics at Distinction. Additional Mathematics assessment test will be required for applicants who do not hold Mathematics grade B at A-Level. Please contact department regarding eligibility.

International Baccalaureate

including Mathematics and Physics at HL5 & HL6. (any order)

UCAS tariff points

including Mathematics and a Physical science.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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 is for you if... you want the knowledge and skills required to work in the exciting field of aerospace engineering - including a practical flight test at a later stage of your degree. The MEng is a direct route to Chartered Engineer status. Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change. Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand. Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Aerospace Engineering degree starts by providing a broad engineering foundation, which includes mechanical, electrical, communication and software engineering subjects. You will then gradually develop further specific knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering. Specialised lectures on topics such as flight dynamics, aircraft navigation, aero-engine design, aerospace materials and aircraft performance will be given by visiting lecturers from BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and other aerospace industry companies. You will have the opportunity to attend a practical flight test course and to use a flight simulator to enhance your knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering. Successful engineers must be able to analyse and solve complex problems in the industrial context, communicate ideas to others and work effectively in teams and exercise leadership skills. This is why all our Engineering degrees include a selection of management modules in the second and third years. Topics covered include business finance, project planning and management, intellectual property, health and safety, motivation theory, marketing, total quality management, ethics and professionalism.


For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘Study with us’ pages

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 

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 80%
Student score 73% LOW
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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £25.8k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational 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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