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Aerodynamics and Aerostructures

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Research-led learning with real engineering challenge and opportunity.
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 a range of advanced level modules that address key issues faced by engineers in the aerospace and power generation sectors. This course combines fundamental engineering knowledge with the latest developments in technology. It also offers the opportunity to work on an individual research project, giving you practical research experience and helping you to prepare for a career in industry or further research.


All our MSc courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and meet, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status. Our MSc graduates who also have an accredited BEng (Hons) will be able to show they have met all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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Core modules

  • MSc (Res) Individual Research Project
  • Professional Development Portfolio
  • Masters Research Mini Project
  • Technical Communication for Mechanical Engineers
  • Strategic Engineering Management and Business Practices
  • Experiments and Valid Computer Models

Optional modules

A wide selection including (but not limited to):

  • Advanced Engineering Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Aerospace Propulsion Technology
  • Aviation Safety and Aeroelasticity
  • Industrial Applications of Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Fundamentals and Applications of Tribology
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites

For more information on the optional modules available for this course, please see the course page on the Department of Mechanical Engineering website.


You’ll learn through a variety of teaching methods to support your learning including:

  • Tutorials
  • Lectures
  • Practical work
  • Group project work
  • Virtual learning environments
  • Individual research


Our assessment methods are designed to support the achievement of your learning outcomes and develop your professional skills. This may include:

  • Integrated projects
  • Examinations
  • Portfolio work

Regular feedback is also provided, so you can understand your own development throughout the course.


12 months 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

Hadi Abulrub

We help our engineers to develop strong technical knowledge while enabling them to integrate their engineering expertise with good business judgement and effective interpersonal skills. Future engineers require an interdisciplinary approach and a mix of professional skills to solve today's complex challenges.

Hadi Abulrub
Teaches Engineering Management


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

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+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.