Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) Course overview
This course offers you high level knowledge of analysis, design and the operational tools of aerospace vehicles and their systems.
We will develop your professional engineering skills over three years, focusing on innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future industry trends.
Challenging design projects and an optional industrial placement will enhance your real-world engineering skills and future opportunities.
- Benefit from strong links to industry and valuable external involvement in the degree programme
- Learn from City's vision of sustainable engineering, a fundamental aspect of future aerospace engineering
- Study in world-leading test facilities, including our low turbulence wind tunnel and high-speed tunnel, belonging to the UK National Wind Tunnel Facility initiative
- Work with state-of-the art experimental equipment and high-performance computational fluid solvers, both developed at City and supported by world experts
- Boost your employability with an optional placement year, giving real-world experience – recent placements have included BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Airbus.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Royal Aeronautical Society, providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.
You will develop a strong technical background in key areas of aerospace engineering, including air/spaceship structure, propulsion, control and manufacturing. Sustainable life-cycle engineering skills will be integral to your learning.
The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills.
Our shared engineering first year allows you to build a foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, and computing.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
Introduction to programming (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Take modules including composite material design, fundamentals of structural stability and air flow behaviour. Understand how aeronautics and aerospace engineering fits in the circular economy.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Structures and Materials (15 credits)
Thermodynamics (15 credits)
Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits)
Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)
Deepen your expertise with applied modules in analysis and design of typical aircraft, sustainable manufacturing and achieving zero-emission flight of the future. Learn about wind tunnel flows and complete an aerospace engineering project.
Individual project (30 credits)
Aerospace Engineering in the society (15 credits)
Composite Analysis and Manufacturing (15 credits)
Aerospace Propulsion (15 credits)
Gas Dynamics (15 credits)
Flight Mechanics (15 credits)
Telecommunication Systems (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
The course is led by academic staff from our active Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study.
Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
As a graduate in aerospace engineering, you will help to develop a more sustainable aerospace industry of the future. You will also witness increased activity in aerial transport, defence, satellite communication and space exploration.
Wherever your future lies after City, your multidisciplinary skills and experience collaborating with international teams mean you will be in demand.
Our graduates are respected in the industry for their educational experience of working on challenging interdisciplinary projects which are relevant to real-world needs. This is demonstrated by their employment at the following elite global organisations.
- BAE SYSTEMS
- Rolls Royce
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2023 should arrive at UCAS between September 2022 and 25th January 2023. Applications that arrive after 25th January 2023 will be considered only at City's discretion.
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Aeronautics courses benefit from recently redeveloped facilities with modern teaching lecture theatres equipped with the latest interactive AV systems.
The A320 cockpit flight simulator is a dynamic virtual learning environment, that provides more procedure trainer information and enhancing safety and efficiency to our student pilots and engineers.
City's Merlin MP520 simulator is fitted with a two-axis motion system and closed cockpit design for greater immersion and is used in the theory and study of aerodynamics and the mechanics of flight.
Our Engineering labs are equipped with state-of-the-art wind tunnels and test equipment.
This is a one-of-a-kind low-turbulence wind tunnel used for the study of laminar flows. Part of the National Wind Tunnel Facility.
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