Aerospace Engineering degrees at the University of South Wales offer excellent opportunities for a career in engineering, so you can enter the profession with the right knowledge and skills.
With strong links to industry, professionally accredited courses and access to specialist facilities that provide exciting learning spaces, we provide you with the platform to your future career.
We offer a number of postgraduate research programmes including Masters by Research and PhD, which allow you to make an in-depth study of an aerospace topic that interests you. You can study full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance (subject permitting). If you are an engineering professional with an existing body of work, you may be eligible for the PhD by Portfolio.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Aerospace Engineering courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
The School of Engineering has specialist facilities that provide exciting learning spaces for our students. Students benefit from the £3.3m extension to our Aerospace Centre. The Centre includes two aircraft hangars, allowing hands-on experience of Rolls Royce Spey engines, plus our own fullsize BAE Jetstream 31 and a Jet Provost aircraft.
We are the only university in the UK that has integrated the industry-standard aircraft maintenance qualification 'EASA Part 66' with an Honours degree, delivered on a single campus. On completion, you'll be able to apply for a full EASA Part 66 and GCAA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence in just two years, which usually requires five years' professional experience
Students on our Aeronautical Engineering courses have access to a MP521 flight simulator where they can try out the flight characteristics of their aircraft designs. They can also use a fully instrumented wind tunnel and gas turbine engine, as well as materials testing and control laboratories.
Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.
At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.
Our students love the warm and friendly community atmosphere that we have at our Treforest campus, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and ambitions.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise. We ensure that our teaching teams are still also strongly connected to their individual industries, ensuring they bring their knowledge of these to their work on our courses.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession.