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?

  • 1st in the East of England for Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering (2023 Complete University Guide)
  • 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.
  • excellent industry-standard facilities including flight simulators and wind tunnels. You'll learn in our brand-new School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building, opening in 2024. You’ll benefit from experiential learning zones, from large Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) spaces, workshops, laboratories and more flexible learning environments
  • one of the oldest and largest Engineering Schools in the UK with an enduring legacy with the de Havilland Aircraft Corporation and BAE Systems
'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