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MEng Aerospace Engineering

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MEng

Aerospace Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Work in a rigorous, dynamic and supportive environment with the opportunity to achieve a prestigious masters qualification in aerospace engineering.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 / 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 128 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? H414
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain specialist knowledge of leading-edge aerospace technology.
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and theories.

Progress towards a career at the highest level of aerospace engineering – with the skills and knowledge to work in product design, senior management, development and manufacturing.

This course runs parallel to the BEng (Honours) Aerospace Engineering.

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Student View

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How you learn

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All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

With online resources, industry-standard facilities and exceptional learning environments, you’ll be supported at every step. Alongside teaching, our lecturers conduct research and consultancy for industry – either in our UK-leading Materials and Engineering Research Institute or in collaboration with other organisations. This means your lectures and seminars are always up to date, giving you the latest knowledge in aerospace engineering.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • computer-based sessions
  • problem-based and practical, activity-based learning
  • group and individual project work
  • field trips
  • guest lectures
  • extracurricular activities
  • acting as student mentors

Course leaders and tutors

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Simone Battistini
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the chance to undertake an industrial training placement after your second or third year of study. Typically, these are 48 weeks long and enable you to apply your knowledge to commercial engineering practice while gaining new, real-world skills.

Previous students have worked in technical roles for companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, the Ministry of Defence, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems and Jaguar Land Rover.

Field trips

You may have the chance to tour industrial sites, attend guest lectures and visit aerospace engineering events. You can also spend time on specific training programmes such as piloting or computer simulations.

Networking opportunities

There are numerous extracurricular opportunities to gain experience on projects with the aerospace community. You’re welcome to join our student aerospace societies or space academic network or become a student ambassador or peer. And each year, a few students get to attend the annual national conference of the Association of Aerospace Universities. Here you could be showcasing your final year project work on an international stage while networking with aerospace professionals.

We also have a mentoring scheme which will pair you with students from the second, third and fourth years of the course. This helps you settle in, get academic support and form friendships that last through your course and beyond.

Competitions

You may also take part in national and international engineering competitions, including

  • the Heavy Lift Challenge or UAS Competition – which involves designing and building a remote-controlled UAV model and testing it in a competition
  • the SAC (Spaceport America Cup) competition in the USA – where you can work collaboratively with other universities to build a rocket to fly in the event
  • Formula Student – where you design and build a race car and test it in a competition
  • Engineering Without Borders – a competition to find an engineering solution to a problem in the developing world

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • diverse aerospace, defence and mechanical industries involved with design, development, testing, manufacturing, maintenance and management
  • researching and developing flight control and simulation systems
  • aircraft systems, design and maintenance
  • communications, navigation and remote sensor systems
  • rocketry, missiles and space vehicles
  • further postgraduate study leading to PhD

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • QinetiQ
  • MOD
  • RAF
  • European Space Agency
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Jaguar Land Rover

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purposes of fully meeting the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with a range of technologies within our cutting-edge laboratories and workshops

  • a precision workshop
  • a digital design centre
  • a subsonic wind tunnel
  • a gas turbine engine
  • a state-of-the-art flight simulator
  • Ansys
  • Solidworks
  • Matlab
  • Abaqus
  • other sophisticated engineering facilities such as CNC machines, industrial network and Robots, 3D prototyping, and structural and material equipment

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 128

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include mathematics (or a mathematics-based subject) and at least one other subject from Physics, Physical Science, Engineering science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Electronics, other Mathematically-based science or technology subject). For example:

  • ABB at A Level including relevant subjects.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Foundation - pass from our Extended Degree Programme Engineering and Mathematics, dependent on academic performance, or from another suitable science or technology foundation course containing an appropriate level of mathematics, with an overall average mark of at least 75 per cent

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in a mathematics-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aerodynamic Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aerospace Materials And Manufacturing Processes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aircraft System And Avionics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applied Engineering Mathematics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Electro-Mechanical Engineering Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Solid Mechanics And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aerospace Numerical Methods And Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aerospace Structures And Dynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Computer Aided Manufacture And Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Control And Instrumentation For Aerospace Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Thermofluid Dynamics (Aero) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Aerospace Structural Integrity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Aircraft Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Aircraft Flight Mechanics And Simulation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Engineering Project Management And Individual Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Propulsion Systems And Aerodynamics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Aerospace Computational Methods Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Advanced Vibration And Acoustics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Astronautics And Space Propulsion Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Flight Stability And Control Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Lean Operations And Six Sigma Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: M.Eng Group Project Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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