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Aerospace Engineering, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Aerospace Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

This course is accredited by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The MSc in Aerospace Engineering provides a rigorous and systematic understanding of the field, equipping you with the critical awareness and insight required to become a credible aerospace engineer. You will be prepared in the theory and operation of aeronautical vehicles, from propeller-driven and jet-powered planes, to helicopters and gliders. This covers design, analysis, testing and flight.

The College of Engineering uses a variety of teaching methods including; taught/lecture-based, small group work, and laboratory-based, project/assignment-based, use of Blackboard. Increasingly lectures are exploring the use of lecture recording, blended learning and flipped learning. Graduates of the MSc Aerospace Engineering degree at Swansea are well positioned for rewarding employment opportunities.

Different course options

Full time | Bay Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to instill a detailed understanding of the mechanism of failure that can occur in service with aerospace metals, how they can be predicted through lifetime modelling, how they can be monitored and how they can be prevented by changes to material structure and processing. The module covers a wide range of content from fundamental deformation mechanisms at the atomic scale to the design and maintenance of large engineering structures.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students need a first or a second class honours degree in Engineering, or similar relevant science discipline. They will also need to have an overall mark of at least 55%. However, performance in key modules will also be considered. We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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