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. 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. 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.

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: Industrial placement. Year 4: Engineering management; engineering project; design study; aerodynamics and dynamics of flight; aircraft structural analysis; 2 options. Year 5: Professional, industrial and management studies; design studies; engineering project; 4 optional subjects.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 years
Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
MEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • Tariff 144
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade