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University of Surrey

Aerospace Engineering

UCAS Code: H401
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Aerospace engineering
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Overall: AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics and Physics. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

Scottish Highers

Overall: AAABB Required Subjects: Mathematics and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

Scottish Advanced Highers

Overall: AAB Required Subjects: Mathematics and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Mathematics: Scottish National 5 - C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Overall: DDD BTEC Extended Diploma and A-Level Mathematics at Grade A Required Subjects: BTEC must be in a relevant subject GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 34 Required Subjects: HL6/SL7 and HL5/SL6 in Mathematics and Physics. GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and Mathematics or Mathematics studies HL4/SL4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

As an Aerospace Engineering student you will explore aerodynamics, aircraft structures, manufacturing, propulsion systems, control systems and navigation. You will benefit from the industrial links that the University holds, as well as first-class teaching in the area. Employing over 124,000 people in more than 400 companies, the UK aerospace industry is one of the most exciting areas of engineering. It encompasses a diverse range of projects, from civil airliners and satellites to helicopters, rockets and hang-gliders.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

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

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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 89%
Student score 86% HIGH
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
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
10% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications 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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