Aerospace Engineering MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Aerospace Engineering MSc. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the professional project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2019. If you are starting in September 2020, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

This module will provide an overview of the fields of engineering psychology and human factors and behaviours of humans as users and operators of engineered technology.
 
Aerospace Structures - 15 credits
Methods of computer-based design and analysis of structures such as frames and shells.
 
Gain a solid understanding of the development and understanding of aircraft, aerospace vehicles or product systems and their design. 
 
​​​​​​Professional project - 60 credits
You will undertake a professional project during the summer months.
 
Team Design and Build 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 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.
 
Materials Selection and Failure Analysis - 15 credits
The module will provide students with a secure grounding in quantitative methodologies for materials and process selection and the opportunity to put these into practice in a selection and specification project.
 
Design Optimisation - 15 credits
Provides an understanding of the scientific principles of design optimisation and the ability to arrive at an improved design for an engineering system that satisfies given requirements.
 
Aerodynamics and Aerospace Propulsion - 20 credits 
Fundamental concepts of computational and experimental methods.
 
Rotary-wing Aircraft - 15 credits
The theory of vertical flight, design and analysis of helicopters, autogyros and other rotary-wing aircraft, and an appreciation of the extra difficulties involved when the vehicle flow is cyclic in nature.