Aerospace Engineering MSc

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Aerospace Engineering MSc and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Aerospace Structures - 15 credits
This module will provide you an understanding of the uniqueness of aerospace structures and develop the theoretical basis of aerospace structural analysis as well as solving real-world aircraft structural problems.
​​​​​​Professional project - 60 credits
You will undertake a professional project that will require you to make use of professional skills, including project planning, risks and management.
Team Design Project - 15 credits 
This module enables you to participate in a group activity involving a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve a solution to a programme specific industrially relevant design problem.

Optional modules include:

Engineering Computational Methods - 15 credits
The module introduces students to the basic computational methods used to solve engineering problems modelled by ordinary differential equations and parabolic or hyperbolic partial differential equations. They will also learn how to implement the learned methods in practice. Engineering simulation software packages rely on computational methods and a good understanding is crucial to knowledgeably use them.
This module offers theoretical and practical training required for design of experiments and data processing to address engineering problems.
This module provides the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge to enable performance of complex Finite Element Methods (FEM) in structural mechanics using commercial software packages used in industry.
Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis - 15 credits
This module provides the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to allow a student to competently perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with commercial software packages used in industry.
Design Optimisation -MSc - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the scientific principles of design optimisation and ability to arrive at an improved design for an engineering system that satisfies given requirements.
Aerodynamics and Aerospace Propulsion - 20 credits 
Provides you with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of steady incompressible fluid flow in two-dimensions, with consideration of both ideal (inviscid) and real (viscous) flow, and the understanding of fundamental concepts of equilibrium thermodynamics.
Rotary-wing Aircraft - 15 credits
The theory of vertical flight, design and analysis of helicopters, autogyros and other rotary wing aircraft and wind turbines, and gain an appreciation of the extra difficulties involved when the vehicle flow is cyclic in nature.
This module covers spacecraft control system design and analysis. The main contents are mathematical modelling of spacecraft control system and its computational implementation using MATLAB. It is not required to have a priori experience in MATLAB but basic undergraduate level programming skill is required.