Taught course

Aerospace Engineering

Institution
Kingston University · Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree, or equivalent, in aerospace engineering or a related discipline (such as aircraft or mechanical engineering).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course, which is accredited by Royal Aeronautical Society, provides a strategic overview of aerospace engineering and management issues. It will help you to develop a wider perspective and understanding of the challenges facing the aerospace engineering industry, and includes subjects such as entrepreneurship, business, finance, research techniques and green environmental issues.

UK/EU nationals are eligible for the Aero MSc Bursary Scheme with our MSc Aerospace Engineering programme.

You will gain a broad understanding of the practical requirements of aerospace engineering, as well as an in-depth knowledge of aerospace stress analysis and advanced materials, alongside computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for aerospace applications. Complementary subjects covered include computer-integrated product development, advanced CAD/CAM plus green engineering and energy efficiency. In addition, the Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management module will develop your business and management skills. The Aerospace Group Design Project module provides you with the experience of working in a multidisciplinary team within an engineering organisation – with real industrial constraints. You'll get the chance to apply the theory you've learnt to real-world contexts and evaluate methodologies, whilst developing your critical thinking and creativity.

As well as the professional, analytical and management skills necessary for employment, the course will provide you with the transferable skills required in the workplace, such as communication, IT, teamwork, planning, decision making, independent learning ability and problem solving.

Examples of Core modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Managment

This module is designed to provide you with the research skills and techniques necessary to select and justify a research topic, plan project execution, use various resources to carry out a literature search and successfully complete the project and other module assignments on the course. It also addresses issues related to presentation of technical reports at master level and for the purpose of wider publication in learned media.

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace Applications

This module is intended to extend the knowledge base of aerospace engineering students beyond the basic fluid mechanics/aerodynamics methods normally introduced at early undergraduate level and to provide a theoretical and practical introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Aerospace Stress Analysis and Advanced Materials

This module builds on the prior knowledge gained in stress analysis and structure of aircraft materials and other properties or an equivalent course of study. It is designed to extend the students' knowledge of the analytical techniques of stress analysis, plasticity theory and the importance of modern materials in advanced manufacturing processes.

Aerospace Group Design Project

This core project module involves working as a team in solving an engineering design project problem which simulates real-world aerospace engineering projects. It allows the you to use the knowledge gained during the course to put into practical implementation; using research, analyses and design to provide solutions.

Examples of Option modules:

Green Engineering and Energy Efficiency

This option module deals with the criteria and practice of sustainable development within engineering industries. To be able to critically assess energy sources as to usage performance of engineering systems, components and processes in order to minimise industrial waste, scrap and pollution through the use of analytical methods; leading to recommendations for the design, specification and manufacture of environmentally benign products.

Advanced CAD/CAM Systems

The module covers advanced CAD/CAM techniques in the conceptual design and manufacture and is heavily focussed on the surface modelling and reverse engineering methods prior to manufacture. Also this module will cover rapid manufacturing methods involving mould design and machining tool path optimisation and full machining simulation verification, and machining collision avoidance.

Engineering Projects and Risk Management

This module is designed to equip you with the essential project management techniques so that you can take leadership in initiating and managing new projects in engineering companies. Such projects include new products, new services, setting up international collaborations, establishing supply chains, and to name but a few. Many successful organisations use project management as a core management tool to drive their business forward and to explore new territories.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. The minimum requirement is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

For information on funding, please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931