Taught course

Computer Aided Engineering

Cranfield University · Aerospace

Entry requirements

Suitable for students wishing to pursue a career as an IT professional and seeking a postgraduate qualification in the discipline. In particular, this option will suit those interested in making a career in engineering software development, especially in the areas of computer aided design and analysis. Typically a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science, information technology, communication, networks, or a related discipline. Other qualifications (eg HND or alternative) may be acceptable, provided there is evidence of sufficient relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) covers the use of computers in all activities from the design to the manufacture of a product. It is at the forefront of information technology and of crucial importance to economies around the world. It is a vital part of many global industries including those of automotive, aerospace, oil, defence, finance and health. Computer Aided Engineering systems provide virtual product development environments allowing 3D models to be created, analysed, optimised and stored efficiently; operational and extreme physical conditions can be evaluated, reducing (and sometimes eliminating) the need for prototypes.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1234 758540