Aeronautical engineering graduates are highly valued and in great demand. The Aeronautical Engineering masters is ideal for graduates seeking employment in the aeronautical sector and for practising aerospace engineers who want to extend and update their skills.
Progression to management is key to the careers of postgraduate engineers, so as part of the aeronautical engineering programme you will develop relevant managerial skills, as well as an awareness of the wider issues that affect the aeronautical industry.
The MSc Aeronautical Engineering meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
Throughout the MSc Aeronautical Engineering programme, you will study a mix of core and optional modules and undertake a supervised 60 credit dissertation. Please note: If you’re an aeronautical engineering graduate from the University of South Wales intending to progress into postgraduate study, you will be required to complete the optional modules in advanced materials and manufacture, advanced computational fluid dynamics, fatigue and fracture and further FEA.
The MSc Aeronautical Engineering is delivered in two major blocks to offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern.
Modules involve lectures, tutorials and practical laboratory work, with continually assessed coursework or a mixture of coursework and exams.
You will be continually assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams. The dissertation allows you to research a specific aeronautical engineering topic, to illustrate your depth of knowledge, critical awareness and problem-solving skills.
The dissertation has three elements of assessment: a thesis, a poster presentation, and a viva voce examination.
The MSc Aeronautical Engineering course is accredited to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). For more information on the benefits of becoming a Chartered Engineer visit the Engineering Council.
Our Aerospace Centre includes a BAE Jetstream aircraft, laboratory equipment, a gas turbine engine and maintenance workshop, wind tunnel and a flight simulator, as well as state-of-the-art engineering analysis software
Dedicated laboratory space for electronic practical tasks, avionics systems, hydraulics and pneumatics are also a key feature of providing a hands-on practical experience for our students.
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in aeronautical or aerospace engineering, although other applicants with a relevant engineering degree will be considered. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
You can apply for a postgraduate loan as a contribution towards your course and living costs.
Employment prospects are strong in this dynamic and diverse industry. Those with an Aeronautical Engineering university masters can enhance their career opportunities in commercial and military aircraft engineering, the air transportation industry, teaching or research. The highly technical nature of this course also equips you for careers in many related, technology-intensive fields.
Graduates are likely to progress to senior positions in the aeronautical engineering industry and related sectors. You may also consider an engineering research degree.