Have you always been captivated by the question "What makes things fly?", then progressing to Aerospace Engineering MSc can help you understand.
Designed to expand your knowledge and expertise in aerospace and aeronautical engineering, this course includes subjects such as computer aided engineering, advanced engineering simulation and emerging advanced aircraft technologies like unmanned air vehicles, commonly known as drones.
The aerospace and aviation industry is committed to a more sustainable future and our course covers the appropriate techniques, methods and subjects within this ever-changing industrial environment in more detail. With an emphasis on applied technical work, particular prominence is given to sustainable aviation, advanced materials and processes, computational fluid dynamics, structural analysis and simulation, flight dynamics and simulation.
Mechanical Engineering at Coventry benefits from above average student satisfaction – 88% overall compared with the 80% sector average in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016. You will have access to our amazing equipment, which includes a Harrier Jump Jet, flight simulation suite and the Mercedes Petronas Wind Tunnel.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The work carried out on this course is designed to provide the demonstrable expertise and skills necessary to help secure professional level employment in the highly demanding aviation and aerospace industries.
The curriculum consists of eight mandatory core topics within the broad areas of flight dynamics, structures, aerodynamics, materials, applied analytical and numerical modelling and aerospace-related systems.
You will also undertake a substantial project to further develop your analytical, critical communication and presentation skills. Students have worked on projects proposed and in collaboration with companies, which in the past have included: the control of satellites with actuator failures with Airbus Defence and Space; curve versus flat impact, analysing stiffness, strength and failure mechanisms with MBDA; the effect of surface preparation (roughness) on composite and metal joints with MBDA; and aerospace manufacturing processes with Rolls Royce.
After the United States, the UK has the second largest aerospace industry in the world, employing around 230,000 people in over 3,000 companies, including BAE Systems, GKN and Rolls-Royce, and a range of international companies with operations in the UK, such as Airbus, Cobham, AgustaWestland, Finmeccanica, Thales, Boeing and Bombardier.
The specialist topics studied on the programme are designed to prepare you for work in companies involved with aeronautical engineering, but there are also many roles in related industries that rely on the same technology, such as the automotive industry. Possible destinations include the fields of design, development, operations and management, as well as projects, systems, structural and avionics engineers.
You will develop a wide range of transferrable professional skills during your studies, including the ability to produce written reports and deliver oral presentations, engage in self-directed study, operate as part of a team, demonstrate a critical awareness of professional, legal, social and ethical issues.
When you are ready to find permanent employment, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.
Where our graduates work
Previous graduates have obtained jobs as aerospace systems analysts and systems engineers with BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Dassault, as well as in the automotive industry with Jaguar Land Rover and several automotive diagnostics companies. Others have progressed to further research as PhD students.
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