Taught course

Aircraft Design (Option forAerospace Vehicle Design )

Cranfield University · Aerospace

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline.

Months of entry

October, March

Course content

The Aircraft Design option of the MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) aims to provide a comprehensive overview of aircraft performance, structures and systems. A holistic teaching approach is taken to explore how the individual elements of an aircraft can be designed and integrated using up-to-date methods and techniques. You will learn to understand how to select specific systems such as fuel systems, and their effect on the aircraft as a whole.

This course is suitable for students with a background in aeronautical or mechanical engineering or those with relevant industrial experience.

Information for international students

Students requiring a Tier 4 General Student visa to study in the UK will need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study this course.

Fees and funding

For details of any funding or bursaries that may be available, please contact the Enquiries Office.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Group work50

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1234 758540