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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Aerospace Engineering

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Aerospace Engineering

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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Global aerospace is at the forefront of advanced engineering and technology. As we take flight further, you can learn how to drive innovation, deliver new efficiencies, and set new benchmarks with our MSc Aerospace Engineering postgraduate degree.

We focus our aerospace engineering course on the design and creation of aircraft, spacecraft and associated components. Across a range of specialist modules, you will refine your analytical skills and practical knowledge of engineering components and devices that are deployed in the production of civil and military aircraft, spacecraft, and weapons systems.

You will:

  • Enhance your understanding of aerodynamics, system design and flight control
  • Study in a purpose-built learning environment dedicated to aeronautics and robotics teaching and research
  • Gain critical thinking skills and the confidence to make informed decisions on the design, development and manufacture of the next-generation craft and equipment


Gain critical thinking skills and the confidence to make informed decisions on the design, development and manufacture of the next-generation craft and equipment.


Aerospace is one of the world’s growth industries and is projected to continue experiencing ongoing growth. In 2018 alone, 62.5 million tonnes of valuable and time-critical air cargo was flown around the world. It is predicted that many as 7.8 billion passengers will use air travel by 2036 (in comparison to 4.4 billion in 2018). The forecasts highlight the potential for you to develop a successful long-term career in this field.

Popular career routes for aerospace engineering graduates range from the design, manufacture and operation of aerospace vehicles to working for aerospace-associated companies and their suppliers, governments and research institutions.

Today, you will find Salford alumni working at leading companies, including Airbus, BAE Systems, Roll-Royce, Thales, and Royal Air Force. Our graduates typically find roles at companies involved in the design and manufacture of major sub-units of aeroplanes and related aerospace vehicles, such as engines, structural parts, avionics or environmental control systems.

Students Can also exit with PGDip and PGCert award.


On completion of this module you should have a comprehensive understanding and systematic understanding of knowledge and concepts of aircraft performance by modeling aerodynamic loads and propulsion system performance, leading to key results in both steady and accelerated flight. You will also learn how to predict and interpret optimal performance in cruise, climb and glide and to use predictive modeling techniques in propulsion system and airfield analysis. You will cover: Detailed study of equations governing two-dimensional, compressible, in viscid aerodynamic flows; Analysis of the aerodynamic performance of aerofoil sections over a range of flight conditions, including; subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic free stream flows; Use of linearised flow theory results for the analysis of supersonic wing flows.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree or above in an engineering or numerate science discipline such as aeronautical, mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering or physics. Applicants who have a HNC/HND and five years' relevant experience may be considered for entry to the PgDip, initially. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more