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Aeronautical Engineering MSc

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Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 25 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


25 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering Aeronautics

Course type


Course Summary

Gain the skills and knowledge to work as an aeronautical engineer in the aerospace industry, in the UK or overseas. Secure a paid work placement to boost your industry knowledge and career success.

The aerospace industry is one of the UK's most successful sectors. Our well-established course is recognised by major international companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Airbus Helicopters and BAE Systems.

You’ll apply advanced theories to their practical application and work in our specialist laboratories using industry standard design and analysis software. Experience real aircraft systems with our flight simulator and wind tunnel.

For an exhilarating break from study, you can take to the skies, thanks to student membership at a local gliding club!

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Aeronautical Engineering

Work placements

If you choose to complete a work placement, we’ll work with you to identify a suitable organisation.


After completing the Aeronautical Engineering MSc, you’ll be able to apply for a wide range of technical, engineering, analytical, operation or management jobs within the aerospace and airline industries, including:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Aircraft manufacturing
  • Armed forces
  • Government agencies
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Further and higher education

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.


Advanced Materials and Quality (15 Credits) - Core
MSc Project (60 Credits) - Core
Research Methods and Project Management (15 Credits) - Core
Structural Analysis (15 Credits) - Core
The Professional Engineer (Masters) (15 Credits) - Core
Engineering Design and Manufacture (15 Credits) - Core
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (15 Credits) - Core
Advanced Aeronautical Systems (15 Credits) - Core
Power and Propulsion Systems (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements are at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline. Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience and capable of responding to postgraduate work, your application will be considered.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with leading industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. With a history dating back to the early part of the 20th century, Staffordshire University gained its university status in...more