School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Subject area - Aeronautical Engineering
Start Dates(s): September
MSc (one year full-time)
PgDip (nine months full-time)
PgCert (four months full-time)
Part-time - £1,230 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,380
International - £13,500
Full-time PgCert - £2,070
Full-time PgCert - £2,070
- Great employer demand for graduates of this course
- Access to excellent facilities including over 20 wind tunnels and a DC10 jet engine
- Accredited course by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, giving you the opportunity to achieve chartered engineer status
- International students can apply
The aerospace industry is at the forefront of modern engineering and manufacturing technology and there is an expanding need for highly skilled chartered Aerospace Engineers.
If you are looking to pursue a career in aerospace engineering this course will enable you to apply your skills and knowledge of engineering devices and associated components used in the production of civil and military aircraft, spacecraft and weapons systems.
This module has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. On graduation you be able to work towards Chartered Aerospace Engineer status which is an independent verification of your skills and demonstrates to your colleagues and employers your commitment and credentials as an engineering professional.
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On completion of this module you should have a comprehensive understanding and systematic understanding of knowledge and concepts of aircraft performance by modelling 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 modelling techniques in propulsion system and airfield analysis.You will cover: Detailed study of equations governing two-dimensional, compressible, inviscid aerodynamic flows; Analysis of the aerodynamic performance of aerofoil sections over a range of flight conditions, including; subsonic, transonic, supersonic and hypersonic freestream flows; Use of linearised flow theory results for the analysis of supersonic wing flows.
This module explores the processes associated with the assembly of very large aircraft structures, including the techniques of forming, joining and fixturing. You will be made aware of the relevant regulatory and design standards that have to be met and become familiar with the processes that must be used to ensure conformity with those standards.
As part of the module you be given real engineering problems in an industrial or aerospace environment. This is your opportunity to work either as an individual or as an effective member of a group or team under the guidance of both academic and industrial managers.