Aerospace Engineering MSc, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

In a field as innovative as aerospace engineering, the sky truly is the limit. This Masters degree covers advanced concepts and current knowledge in essential areas such as fluid dynamics and materials modelling.

Department
School of Engineering

Course description

Course description

This is for you if you are interested in studying Aerospace Engineering at an advanced level.

The course builds upon the General Engineering structure of the Department of Engineering. Hence, you will be exposed to a wide range of subjects across the Aerodynamics and Fluids, Materials and Control themes. There are few General Engineering departments in the UK which can offer such a broad perspective.

The modules of the course are organised in four themes. Control, Fluids, and Mechanics of Materials are core aerospace technology themes, which match the research background of the staff of the Department of Engineering. The fourth theme is the application of systems engineering to aerospace projects and missions.

The course can be taken full-time or part-time. The full-time version includes the option of an industrial placement, which is a great way to gain valuable experience.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

  • MSc: £7,835
  • MSc with Industry: £9,010

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in September 2019

  • MSc: £19,930
  • MSc with Industry: £22,920

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

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Related courses

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Course structure

Core modules

Core modules

Plus your Individual Project

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Option modules

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Project

Project

After completing all the modules, you will apply the knowledge you have gained throughout the course to solving an engineering problem at a professional level as your Individual Project. You will define the nature of the problem and draw up plans for tackling it, presented as a formal proposal (including a financial costing). Your project supervisor will meet regularly with you for feedback on the project.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Industry placement (optional)

Industry placement (optional)

Studying a 'with industry' masters degree is the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of your specific area of expertise. By experiencing real-world scenarios and applying your skills and knowledge to business challenges, you will gain a unique insight into how your studies can be utilised in industry. This will not only showcase your abilities to future employers, but will also enhance your studies when you return to University to complete your programme.

The 'with industry' option is not available if you study part-time.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Why Leicester

All of our engineering courses are available full-time or part-time, offering you the flexibility to organise your study around your other commitments.

Our practical modules enable you to gain skills in state-of-the-art engineering and the latest technologies.

The School is internationally renowned for quality research and excellent teaching, and has links with many of the world's major engineering companies.

The School of Engineering has around 600 undergraduates, 100 postgraduates and researchers, 30 academic staff and a similar number of support staff.

Teaching and learning

Teaching methods include lectures and seminars supported by practical and lab work. Assessment is a mix of open and closed exams and continuous assessment. Your dissertation will be assessed separately.

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