Aerospace Engineering Degrees

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Specialist on campus facilities in our Aerospace Centre, benefiting from a recent £3.3m investment


Only university in the UK that integrates the 'EASA Part 66' qualification

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Access to an MP521 flight simulator, wind tunnel and gas turbine engine and testing labs

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Undertake cv-boosting work placements and kickstart your career


Experience Engineering

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. 

Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering students rated USW top ten in the UK for assessment, academic support, organisation, learning resources and student voice (National Students Survey 2023)

On-site Aerospace Centre

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 full size BAE Jetstream 31 and a Jet Provost aircraft.

Integrated 'EASA' Part 66

Integrated EASA part 66

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

Cutting-Edge Facilities

Students on our Aeronautical Engineering courses have access to 747 and MP521 flight simulators 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.

Aerospace Engineering Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses


Get hands-on

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.

Aerospace Engineering Placements

Aerospace Research

Influence Change

Our research tackles three broadly defined areas that drive advances in aeronautical and aerospace engineering: 

  • Aerodynamics and electric propulsion 
  • Systems and controls 
  • Light weight structures and materials 

Our group members are involved with different areas of research and multi-disciplinary background of the group provides a comprehensive approach to the various research topics. 



Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

Experience South Wales


Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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