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The University of Manchester

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H402
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

We require three A levels with overall grades of AAA in Mathematics and Physics and one other subject. We accept all subjects as the third A level, apart from General Studies. We can consider applications from students who are taking Mathematics A level but not Physics, provided they are studying the mechanical modules M1 and M2 in their Mathematics A level. Please note that if students are taking the newly reformed Physics A level, we will require them to pass the practical assessment included in the A level. Mathematics and

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

Mathematics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

32 points overall with 6 in Maths at higher level, 6 in Physics at higher level and 5 in English at standard level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

82%

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

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to many of the different branches of engineering; aerospace engineering; mechanical engineering; electrical engineering and energy systems; the programme is structured to allow students to change their specialisation at the end of the 1st year. Year 2: Emphasis on design as an integrator; it covers the design process and the commercial world in which engineers have to operate; challenges include exercises where learning is applied to practical problems. Year 3: Optional year in industry (leading to MEng aerospace engineering with industrial experience). Final 2 years: Option units in a chosen specialism; students demonstrate and develop further professional skills in design and an individual project requiring analytical skills, good planning and organisation.

The University of Manchester

Campus building

As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
59%
1%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

29%
71%

Year 3

40%
60%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
39%
4%

Year 1

64%
32%
4%

Year 2

68%
32%

Year 3

52%
48%

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 81%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
45% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
443 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25.5k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

7%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

17%

Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals

10%

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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