City, University of London

Course Introduction

The integrated MEng (Hons) degree in Aeronautical Engineering prepares students for an exciting and rewarding career in the global aerospace industry, working on manned and unmanned aircraft and spacecraft projects. This degree places particular emphasis on encouraging and enabling students to be innovative in their engineering design. The course is designed in collaboration with industry, which is directly reflected in the emphasis on the professional and transferrable skills you will learn. The MEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree has been developed to educate you in the design, analysis and testing of aeronautical and aerospace vehicles and associated technology.

City was the first institution in the UK to introduce Aeronautical Engineering courses. The department has strong links with industry (local, national and global), maintaining partnerships through research projects and student placements. You will have the opportunity to undertake a year of industrial placement, which is a great way to get first'hand experience of the aeronautics industry.

Course Modules

Year one is common to all of the engineering courses. Students study the science (largely physics) and mathematics that underpin engineering principles. Group exercises provide students with the opportunities to undertake preliminary engineering designs. In year two, students begin to specialise in Aeronautical Engineering in year two, advancing their knowledge of solid and fluid mechanics while also studying measurement, data analysis and mechatronics. Students registered on the BEng degree, who average at least 60 per cent at the end of year two, are encouraged to transfer to the MEng degree. The third year places increasing emphasis on aircraft design. Modules include aerodynamics and propulsion, flight dynamics and control, structural analysis and thermodynamics and heat transfer. The final year of the integrated Masters involves a major individual research project and group design exercises (mentored by industry experts) as well as modules covering advanced aerodynamics, structural dynamics and aeroelasticity together with either gas turbine engineering or airworthiness and maintenance.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)