2021 start

Advanced Aerospace Technologies

Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Ambitious aerospace graduates with a BEng can choose to specialise further, enabling you to enhance your skills and knowledge.
Three aerospace students on site

Course description

Take your knowledge of aerospace engineering to the next level on this specialist one-year course.

Alongside traditional aeronautical subjects such as materials, structures, aerodynamics and propulsion, you will study concepts of systems integration and flight control, essential to the production of more efficient and environmentally-friendly aircraft and aerospace systems. You will get to choose the direction your studies take by specialising further in aeromechanics or avionics.

You will have the unique opportunity to work alongside professionals through our 12-week industrial training programme, as well as designing and building an unmanned air vehicle as part of the group design project.

The course draws upon expertise from six departments in the faculties of engineering and science, as well as the University’s management school. This breadth and depth of study will ensure you graduate as a highly knowledgeable aerospace engineering specialist.

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Core modules

  • Aerospace Group Design Project: Design
  • Aerospace Group Design Project: Build and Test
  • Aerospace Individual Investigative Project

Optional modules

Aeromechanics stream

  • Industrial Training Programme: Aeromechanics
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Part 1
  • Design and Manufacture of Composites
  • Finite Element Techniques
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Managing Innovation and Change in Engineering
  • Industrial Applications of Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Engineering Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Aviation Safety and Aeroelasticity
  • Advanced Aerospace Propulsion Technology

Avionics stream

  • Industrial Training Programme: Avionics
  • Hardware-in-the-Loop and Rapid Control Prototyping
  • Industrial Training Programme: Avionics
  • Advanced Industrial Control
  • Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Multi-Sensor and Decision Systems
  • Advanced Space Systems and Space Weather
  • Real-Time Embedded Systems
  • Modern Control and System Identification
  • Theory of Distributed Systems
  • Testing & Verification in Safety Critical Systems
  • Antennas, Radar and Navigation
  • Energy Storage Management
  • Motion Control and Servo Drives
  • Electronic Communication Technologies


  • Lectures
  • Laboratory classes
  • Tutorials and example classes
  • Design classes
  • Industrial and research seminars
  • Group projects


  • Exams
  • Coursework assignments
  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Class tests


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

2:1 BEng in aerospace engineering.

BEng mechanical engineers who have taken significant aerospace modules will also be considered.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

We’re currently working on £40.4m of aerospace and defence-related research projects with companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems.

Dr Martin Jackson
Director of Aerospace Engineering


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 7837

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