2019 start
MSc(Res)

Aerodynamics and Aerostructures

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

A winning combination of advanced teaching and invaluable research experience.
Image of Ruiqi Pan and Andrew Davies, postgraduate Mechanical Engineering students standing next to equipment

Course description

Enhance your knowledge of aerospace systems and structures with advanced modules and an extensive research project. Subjects include: aerodynamics and aeropropulsion, fatigue and fracture of aerospace components, composites for aerospace applications and structural health monitoring of aerospace structures.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Information Skills for Engineers
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Experiments and Modelling
  • Design Innovation Toolbox

Optional modules

A selection from:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Aerodynamic Design
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads
  • Aero Propulsion
  • Condition Monitoring

Teaching

You’ll learn through:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Practical classes

Assessment

You’re assessed by:

  • Exams
  • Coursework
  • Small group work
  • Online modules
  • Individual project

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in mechanical engineering or a related subject.

If you have qualifications in other science/engineering subjects such as maths or physics, or you have relevant professional experience, we’ll consider your application.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Dr Rachel Tomlinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

We have been working with Solvay Composites to develop experimental mechanics tools to gain a focused understanding of the damage mechanisms of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer composites. These capabilities, and the understanding gained, are being used to aid customers’ design and usage of composites, and to help the company formulate improved systems for next-generation applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Dr Rachel Tomlinson
Teaches Experimental Stress Analysis

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

me-pgadmit@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7704

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.