MSc Aerospace Engineering

Why choose Herts?

  • Industry accreditation: This course is RAes and IMechE accredited and meets the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.
  • Fantastic Facilities: You will have direct access to extensive labs exclusively open for aerospace engineering students including flight simulators, industry-level CAE software packages, and wind tunnels.
  • Industry connections: Benefit from industry-led skills-sessions supported by our established links in the aerospace industry which include strong relations with organisations including Rolls Royce, Thales, and MBDA.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

Professional Accreditations

The MSc Aerospace Engineering course is accredited by RAes and IMechE and is accredited as meeting the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration for the cohort intakes from 2016 up to and including, 2020.

About the course

This is an integrated degree programme that brings together the key generic skills of management and research methods with specific modules focusing on aerodynamics and flight mechanics. This approach will help you to develop your critical thinking skills as a future engineering manager, or technical specialist enabling you effectively to analyse technical and or management issues. The programme aims to:

  • equip you with the theory and the practice of relevant subjects, technologies and analytical tools to provide solutions for aerospace and related manufacturing problems
  • provide a blend of knowledge and application experience through case studies and project work
  • focus on the links between analysis and design and the supporting skills of management
  • provide education and experience which enhances prospects of professional employment within the industry

Why choose this course?

  • The School has over 50 years' experience of teaching aerospace, and has established an excellent international reputation in this field;
  • We offer extensive lab facilities for aerospace engineering students, including a flight simulator, the latest software packages and windtunnels;
  • This MSc combines analysis and design with management skills to produce highly-employable postgraduates.

What will I study?

The School has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussion's with staff and other students. A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible. The School also operate an open access laboratory, and computer policy, that will help students complete coursework and assignments, at a scheduled pace and on time.

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Flight Mechanics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Procurement & Supply Chain Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    MSc Project 60 Credits Compulsory
    Sustainable Business of Engineering 15 Credits Compulsory
    CAE & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    CFD & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Flight Simulation 15 Credits Compulsory
    Aeroelasticity 15 Credits Compulsory
    Aerospace Aerodynamics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Aerospace Engineering Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc (Modular) Aerospace Engineering Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Student experience

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