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University of Surrey

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H400
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

76%

Subjects
  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAA - AAB including Mathematics and Physics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAAB - AAABB including Mathematics and Physics

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

76%

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

As a student on one of our Aerospace Engineering degree programmes, you will be stimulated by inspiring ideas and challenges and have access to our extensive facilities for aerodynamics and materials testing, demonstrator jet engine trials and flight simulation. Our fully accredited Aerospace Engineering degree programmes unite aeronautical, mechanical, materials and satellite engineering, and provide you with the academic expertise, practical training and commercial acumen you will need to succeed in this high-technology field. We also aim to make your learning experience as enjoyable and engaging as possible. One of the highlights of the programme is the chance to try out a flight test course aboard the Jetstream National Flying Laboratory. Our facilities need to support the project work which forms a key part of your studies. We already host a Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre, a flight simulator and a dedicated engine test cell. Our strong research activities directly inform our teaching. You will benefit from contact with specialists in areas including computational fluid dynamics modelling of complex processes (using state-of-the-art computer systems), prediction of flows in gas-turbine engines (supported by the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre and others), experiments in fundamental aspects of aerodynamics, adhesive bonding (a principal aerospace joining technique) and the development of new materials for structural engine components. These programmes share a common first year with our Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering programmes, giving you both a general background and the opportunity to change your degree choice. Direct entry to the second year is possible for candidates with qualifications that match our first-year requirements.

Modules

Level 1: Mathematics; fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; statics and dynamics; introduction to electronics; experimental methods; design and component production; design-make-evaluate project. Level 2: Aerodynamics; aero structure and materials; flight mechanics; control; mechanics of solids; fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; engineering experiments; engineering management. Level 3: Incompressible aerodynamics; propulsion; aerospace materials; gas turbine materials; advanced stress analysis; dynamics; projects; numerical methods; applied industrial management.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
33%
4%

Year 1

52%
48%

Year 2

40%
55%
5%

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 89%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
10% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
477 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £25k MED
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

6%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

46%

Graduates who are leisure and travel services

3%

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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