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Aerospace Engineering

The Masters in Aerospace Engineering is a multi-disciplinary programme that covers all aspects of modern aircraft design. This involves developing essential knowledge and skills in advanced aerodynamics and aerospace systems. By choosing specific options in the second semester the degree programme can be tailored to provide specialisms in either Aeronautics or Systems.

**Contact: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk**
**September start**
**MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked 7th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019).

The University of Glasgow has been the home of aerospace research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of aeronautics and aerospace systems.

Students in this programme can benefit from access to our outstanding facilities: including several wind tunnels, a flight simulation lab, an autonomous unmanned vehicle (UAV) laboratory, helicopter test rig laboratories, structural testing apparatus and computer labs for modelling and simulation.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Aerospace Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.
The summer period is dedicated to project work, with either academic or industrial placements providing the context for your project.

**Semester 1 core courses**
- Aircraft flight dynamics

- Aerospace Control 1

- Navigation systems

- Simulation of aerospace systems

- Space flight dynamics 1

**Semester 2 optional courses**
**Select a team project from:**
- Aerospace Design Project M *

- Aerospace Systems Team Design Project M

**Select five courses from the following:**
- Aeroelasticity 5 or Aircraft Vibration & Aeroelasticity 4 *

- Autonomous vehicle guidance systems **

- CFD 5 **or** CFD 4 *

- Composite Airframe Structures *

- Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration **

- High Speed Aerodynamics 4 *

- Intro to Wind Engineering *

- Radar and electro-optic systems **

- Robust control 5 **

- Rotorcraft Aeromechanics 5 *

- Spacecraft Systems II **

- Turbulent Flows 5 *

- Aircraft Handling Qualities & Control 5 * (Enrolment on this course is subject to available numbers on flight test course and may require an additional charge)

signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Aeronautics*
signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Systems**

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
Career opportunities include aerospace, defence, laser targeting systems, renewable energy, radar development, structural engineering, autonomous systems and systems modelling.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as ALTEN, Iberia Express, UTC Aerospace Systems and ALTEN. Positions include Avionic and Mission System Engineer, Scientist and Graduate Engineer.

Entry requirements

MSc: Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Additionally, a sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree.

Course modules

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Aerospace Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

The summer period is dedicated to project work, with either academic or industrial placements providing the context for your project.

Semester 1 core courses

Aircraft flight dynamics
Aerospace Control 1
Navigation systems
Simulation of aerospace systems
Space flight dynamics 1
Semester 2 optional courses

Select a team project from:

Aerospace Design Project M *
Aerospace Systems Team Design Project M
Select five courses from the following:

Aeroelasticity 5 or Aircraft Vibration & Aeroelasticity 4 *
Autonomous vehicle guidance systems **
CFD 5 or CFD 4 *
Composite Airframe Structures *
Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration **
High Speed Aerodynamics 4 *
Intro to Wind Engineering *
Radar and electro-optic systems **
Robust control 5 **
Rotorcraft Aeromechanics 5 *
Spacecraft Systems II **
Turbulent Flows 5 *
Aircraft Handling Qualities & Control 5 * (Enrolment on this course is subject to available numbers on flight test course and may require an additional charge)
* signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Aeronautics
** signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Systems

Assessment methods

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Aeronautical Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work. Students attend taught courses and take part in laboratory-based assignments and field visits. Students are further assessed in the coursework, report writing and oral presentations. To complete the MSc degree, students must undertake a project worth 60 credits. Students can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Aeronautical Engineering. Alternatively, should the student have their own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 20,150 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months

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