Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The Aerospace Engineering MSc addresses the highly demanding requirements of the aerospace industry, developing graduate engineers with theoretical and practical skills through taught modules. Aircraft design, aerodynamics, space mechanics, spacecraft design, propulsion systems and the role of flight simulation in aerospace are taught at an advanced level.

You’ll be involved in practical and challenging individual and group aerospace project work. This typically includes the design, build and testing of scaled aircraft or specific critical components based on computational fluid dynamics, structural analysis modelling and flight mechanics. You’ll use the flight simulator for a pilot'in'the'loop assessment of performance.

Brunel’s Aerospace Engineering MSc is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

You will be taught through lectures, seminars, lab sessions, talks and workshops. We also arrange guest lectures from industry experts.

Modules are assessed by examination and assignment. You’ll work on a group project which will be assessed by project logbooks, oral presentations and final project reports. You’ll also conduct an individual project and prepare a dissertation.

There is significant demand in the aerospace engineering industry for well'qualified engineers in the UK and other European countries.

There are roles available in a broad range of areas including strategic management, enterprise, research and innovation. The research areas of safety, security and sustainability are of particular importance to the future of the aerospace industry.

Recent graduates gained employment as design engineer at Optar, submarine engineer at BAE Systems and aerospace mechanical engineer at Atkins.

Course Modules

Modules include: design and analysis of aerospace vehicles; advanced aerodynamics, propulsion systems, and space mechanics; current topics in aerospace; strategic management innovation and enterprise; research methodology and sustainable engineering; group project in aerospace engineering; aircraft structures, loads and aeroelasticity; dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,250 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,750 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in an engineering or technology discipline; other subjects in a related discipline, including but not limited to physics and mathematics will be considered and assessed on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6 (with at least 5.5 in writing, listening, reading and speaking); TOEFL paper-based test 550 (with at least 4 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 79 (with at least 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing); Pearson 51 (with at least 51 in all subscores); BrunELT 60 per cent (with at least 55 per cent in all areas).