Aerospace Engineering MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Aerospace Engineering MSc(Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the professional project is worth 75 credits. These are the modules studied in 2017. If you are starting in September 2018, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Professional project - 75 credits
You will undertake a professional project during the summer months.

Aerospace Structures - 15 credits
Methods of computer-based design and analysis of structures such as frames and shells.

Optional modules

Rotary-wing Aircraft - 15 credits
The theory of vertical flight, design and analysis of helicopters, autogyros and other rotary-wing aircraft, and an appreciation of the extra difficulties involved when the vehicle flow is cyclic in nature.

Design Optimisation - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the scientific principles of design optimisation and the ability to arrive at an improved design for an engineering system that satisfies given requirements.

Aerodynamics and Aerospace Propulsion - 20 credits​
Fundamental concepts of computational and experimental methods.

Aerospace Vehicle Design - 20 credits
Understand the application of design to the modern aerospace industry. Design the different aspects of an aerospace vehicle: initial concepts, performance prediction and vehicle sizing, leading to detailed design of the different aerospace vehicle systems.

Finite Element Methods of Analysis - 20 credits
Principles and applications of FEM.

Materials Selection and Failure Analysis - 15 credits
The module will provide students with a secure grounding in quantitative methodologies for materials and process selection and the opportunity to put these into practice in a selection and specification project.

Mechatronics and Robotics Applications - 15 credits
The integration of components such as actuators, mechanisms, mechanical structures, sensors and computer control/electronics into a unified form.

Vehicle and Product Systems Design - 15 credits
This module aims to provide a solid understanding of the development and understanding of aerospace and aircraft and other vehicle or product systems and their design.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis - 15 credits
This module provides the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to allow a student to competently perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with commercial software packages used in industry.

Engineering Computational Methods - 15 credits

The module introduces students to the basic computational methods used to solve engineering problems modelled by ordinary differential equations and parabolic or hyperbolic partial differential equations. They will also learn how to implement the learned methods in practice. Engineering simulation software packages rely on computational methods and a good understanding is crucial to knowledgeably use them.