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Aerospace Engineering Masters (MSc)

Aerospace Engineering Masters (MSc)

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Full time | Roehampton Vale | 1 year | 08-JAN-24

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course provides a strategic and practical overview of aerospace engineering and management. You will apply techniques such as advanced computer-based design, computational fluid dynamics and finite elements analysis. Complementary subjects include computer-integrated product development, green engineering and energy efficiency.

This course will also broaden your understanding of the challenges facing the aerospace engineering industry. To prepare you for your future career, the course covers entrepreneurship, business, finance, research techniques and environmental issues.

What you will study

You will gain a broad understanding of the practical requirements of aerospace engineering, as well as an in-depth knowledge of aerospace stress analysis and advanced materials, alongside computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for aerospace applications. Complementary subjects covered include computer-integrated product development, advanced CAD/CAM plus green engineering and energy efficiency. In addition, the Engineering Research Techniques, Entrepreneurship and Quality Management module will develop your business and management skills. The Aerospace Individual Design Project module provides you with the experience of working in a multidisciplinary team within an engineering organisation – with real industrial constraints. You'll get the chance to apply the theory you've learnt to real-world contexts and evaluate methodologies, whilst developing your critical thinking and creativity.

As well as the professional, analytical and management skills necessary for employment, the course will provide you with the transferable skills required in the workplace, such as communication, IT, teamwork, planning, decision making, independent learning ability and problem solving.

For a student to go on placement they are required to pass every module first time with no reassessments. It is the responsibility of individual students to find a suitable paid placement. Students will be supported by our dedicated placement team in securing this opportunity.

The Aerospace Engineering MSc course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society

Where this course will take you

Examples of recent graduate destinations for the predecessor of this course (Aerospace Systems MSc) include:

airload master in the Royal Air Force, Swindon;
lead trial officer in the Army, Wiltshire;
mission system officer in the Royal Air Force, Wiltshire;
research requirement engineer in the Royal Navy, Malvern;
team systems leader in the Royal Air Force, Wiltshire;
trials management officer at the RAF Air Warfare Centre, Waddington; and
trials officer at Qinetiq, Wiltshire.


This module is designed for students in aerospace engineering and allied subject areas that have a prior exposure to relevant computational techniques and advanced mathematics. It intends to extend your knowledge and skills beyond the basic fluid mechanics methods, normally introduced at early undergraduate level, and to provide a theoretical and practical introduction to computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In the practical sessions, emphasis is placed on the solution of fluids problems in a realistic aerospace engineering context and on giving you the opportunity to develop awareness of the limitations of CFD software and to develop an understanding of good practice in your applications. The software used for this module is ANSYS ICEM/CFX/Fluent.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree, or equivalent, in aerospace engineering or a related discipline (such as aircraft or mechanical engineering).

University information

Kingston University is superbly placed for students to take advantage of London’s many activities and attractions, as well as being close to one of the largest employment centres in the world. Students at Kingston will be able to benefit from award-winning teaching quality during their studies and go onto join a global network of alumni across different industries and sectors upon graduation. There’s always a lot happening at Kingston...more