MSc Engineering (Aerospace) (Far STEM)

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.
  • Employment Prospects: Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles in design, R&D, manufacturing and testing for organisations including Airbus, Boeing Bombardier, and BAE Systems.

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.

About the course

The aim of the programme is to equip non-engineering graduates with a STEM background to meet the stringent demands of today’s highly competitive industrial environment. On completion of these courses students acquire a broad understanding of Engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering.

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 wind tunnels. This MSc combines analysis and design with management skills to produce highly-employable postgraduates.

The development of skills and advancement of knowledge focus on:

  • dynamic structural and aeroelastic analysis of aerospace vehicles, flight dynamics, stability and control and the implications for the design and construction of aerospace vehicles;
  • the construction of CFD models and to assess implications of results, the limitations of present techniques and the potential future direction of developments in the CFD and aerodynamics field;
  • appreciation of the need for process, product development and quality and reliability issues relevant to the introduction of products in a cost effective and timely manner;

Critical review of the present knowledge base, its applicability, usage and relevance to enhance product and enterprise performance.

Why choose this course?

This pioneering programme consists of a number of “specialist” Masters awards with an expectation that students will have studied a STEM related discipline to a Bachelor’s level or equivalent, as opposed to a “traditional” masters philosophy aimed at students from an engineering background. The programme offers options with separate entry routes for candidates transitioning from ‘Near STEM’ and ‘Far STEM’ disciplines:The Far STEM route is for first degrees where statistical analysis was a dominant feature of their analytical studies. Students will spend one to two semesters studying appropriate Level 4/5 modules in the first year then joining the Near STEM cohort (e.g., chemistry or biology).

  • The Far STEM route is for first degrees where statistical analysis was a dominant feature of their analytical studies. Students will spend one to two semesters studying appropriate Level 4/5 modules in the first year then joining the Near STEM cohort (e.g., chemistry or biology).

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.

The online StudyNet is accessible 24/7 and 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 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Mechanical Experimental Engineering 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mechanical Science 15 Credits Compulsory
    Computing for Business and Technology 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Product and Project Management 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Mechanics and Properties of Materials 15 Credits Compulsory
    Aerodynamics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Flight Mechanics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Aeroelasticity 15 Credits Compulsory
    Integrated Product Engineering 15 Credits Compulsory
    Procurement & Supply Chain Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Individual Masters Project 30 Credits Compulsory
    CAE & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    CFD & Applications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Flight Simulation 15 Credits Compulsory
    Aerospace Aerodynamics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Engineering (Aerospace) (Far STEM) Download
    Programme specifications
    General Transition Masters in Engineering Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

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