City University London

Course Introduction

The accredited Aeronautical Engineering courses have been developed to train students to design, analyse and test aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology. Graduates would typically expect to work in the major aircraft or aerospace manufacturers, such as Airbus or BAE Systems, managing the design, maintenance or modification of an aircraft or an aerospace system. City has been delivering well'qualified, motivated graduates into the mechanical and aeronautical sectors for over 100 years. Our courses are accredited and have received commendations on the balance between theory and practice to give graduates the best preparation for their careers. Students on all Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering courses may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year. Placement students gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification. The strengths of the Aeronautical Engineering course is the laboratory and workshop facilities, used for teaching and research, our teaching staff, who have spent many years working in or are closely connected with industry and our commitment to a solid grounding in engineering design.

Course Modules

Year 1: Fluids and thermodynamics; mechanics of solids; engineering materials; engineering laboratory; engineering drawing and design; mathematics; computing; electrical engineering; engineering management; manufacturing methods (including elements of workshop practice). Year 2: Theoretical and applied aerodynamics; aircraft structural analysis and materials; dynamics; systems and control; thermodynamics; mathematics; statistics; computing; mechatronics; engineering management; aeronautical design. Year 3: Aerodynamics and dynamics of flight; aircraft structural analysis; engineering management; project; design study; 2 options.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBCC-BBBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • Tariff 128
  • European Baccalaureate 70%-75%
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 47%

Total Coursework: 53%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation