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University of Surrey

Aerospace Engineering (5 years)

UCAS Code: H402

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Overall: AAA - AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required Subjects: Mathematics at grade A 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).

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including between: 45 at Distinction - 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit, and A-level Mathematics grade A Required subjects: Please contact us for details GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

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

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

D*DD-DDD

Overall: D*DD - DDD in the 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).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,A,B

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

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B-A,A,A,B,B


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

Overall: Pass overall with AAA - AAB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Required Subjects: A-level Mathematics at grade A and Physics GCSE or Equivalent: Completion of GCSE English and Mathematics equivalents within the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

136-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Aerospace engineering

**Why choose this course**
The University of Surrey is one of the UK's leading universities for aerospace engineering. As a BEng or MEng Aerospace Engineering student, you’ll have access to some of the most advanced wind tunnels in Europe and be taught by world-leading experts in the field. You’ll also benefit from our close links with major companies and our great track record in prestigious international student competitions.

This course is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and has excellent employability prospects. 90 per cent of our graduates go on to work in professional or managerial jobs within six months after graduation (Unistats).

**What you will study**
Our aerospace engineering courses encompass advanced materials, design, aerodynamics, space systems, thermodynamics and the latest in computational and simulation tools. Using our extensive facilities for aerodynamics and materials testing, including our demonstrator jet engine and flight simulator, you’ll put the theory you learn into practice through challenging project work.

With our research-led teaching, you’ll be guided by specialists in areas such as computational fluid dynamics and prediction of flows in gas-turbine engines (with links to our Thermo-Fluid Systems University Technology Centre).

Modules

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.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS)

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.

77%
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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

76%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

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.

£26,000
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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
91%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
5%
Transport associate professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate 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.

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