Aerospace engineering

Aerospace engineers are at the forefront of innovation, pushing the limits of technology - designing and manufacturing a broad range of aircraft, from light planes to space exploration vehicles. Aerospace engineering is a dynamic and exciting discipline which encourages practical engagement by putting industry-leading technology into your hands, using the latest computer-aided design packages and industry-standard simulation software.

Why choose this subject area?

  • we are one of the oldest and largest Engineering Schools in the UK with an enduring legacy with the de Havilland Aircraft Corporation and BAE Systems
  • we have excellent industry-standard facilities including flight simulators and wind tunnels
  • ranked fifth for graduate prospects by Complete University Guide from a list of all institutions that offer Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • previous students have undertaken placement opportunities at some of the world's leading companies such as Google, Xerox, Rolls-Royce, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, Ford, Airbus and Aston Martin.

Meet our alumni

'During my studies at the University of Hertfordshire I was challenged to think differently, identifying solutions before problems, I was taught to use my initiative and leverage on teamwork.'

Kennedy Ameh

BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering