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TOP UK Universities for Aeronautical Engineering 2021 | Complete University Guide


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TOP UK Universities for Aeronautical Engineering 2021 | Complete University Guide

General information about the program "Aircraft design"

  • Language of instruction: English
  • IELTS requirements: 7.0-7.5
  • Undergraduate: 3-4 years
  • Master's degree: 1-2 years.

The Aircraft design program is suitable for those wishing to get a complete understanding of the specialty, high profile training in the field of aircraft design. Students of the program study the structure of air transport in the smallest detail, the functioning and design features of aircraft. In addition, specific areas are included in the course, such as the aircraft fuel supply system.

How courses are written

The programs are developed under the guidance of representatives of British airlines and the government. There is a special committee that checks the programs twice a year for the relevance and quality of the course content. The Board of Trustees includes official representatives of the largest companies:

  • Airbus
  • BAE Systems
  • BOEING
  • Department of National Defense and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Messier-dowty
  • Royal air force
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Thales UK.

Program structure

  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aircraft performance characteristics
  • Stability and controllability of the aircraft
  • Design and analysis of composite structures
  • Production design
  • Airframe systems design
  • Detailing
  • Mechanics
  • Trigger mechanisms
  • Initial artificial design.

Courses include a large number of compulsory disciplines and elective subjects. Students participate in group projects and work on individual qualification work.

  • 10% of training is devoted to theoretical modules
  • 50% - for group projects
  • 40% - individual research work.

Infrastructure of universities

UK universities offering aircraft design programs have high-tech facilities to provide students with valuable internships. Within walking distance there are cafeterias, bars, computer centers, sports complexes.

Rates

The cost of the programs depends on many factors: the duration of the programs, the choice of accommodation option and the menu plan for the period of study. No less important is the prestige of the university and its position in the ratings.

Rank Institution Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Quality Research Intensity Graduate Prospects Overall Score
1 Cambridge 222   3.48 1 94 100
2 Glasgow 211 3.89 3.25 0.91 84 93.7
3 Imperial College London 199 3.97 3.34 0.99 84 93.6
4 Bristol 187 4.28 3.3 0.93 80 93
5 Bath 188 3.97 3.08 0.88 86 92.4
6 Leeds 172 4.15 3.14 0.85 82 91.5
7 Southampton 178 3.96 3.23 1 80 91.5
8 Strathclyde 202 3.93 3.03 0.87 72 90.8
9 Loughborough 157 4.03 3.08 0.93 84 90.6
10 Swansea 134 3.98 3.29 0.83 86 89.8
11 Nottingham 157 3.91 3.16 0.86 80 89.7
12 Manchester 166 3.89 3.11 0.76 78 89.5
13 Leicester 137 3.92 2.99 0.94 84 88.9
14 Sheffield 154 3.63 3.11 0.81 82 88.7
15 Plymouth 4.01 2.72 0.57 84 88.6
16 Surrey 153 3.94 2.98 0.8 76 88.3
17 Liverpool 134 3.94 3.14 0.72 80 88.1
18 Queen's, Belfast 149 3.69 2.99 1 78 88.1
19 Coventry 138 4.3 2.62 0.52 80 87.7
20 Queen Mary, University of London 138 3.77 3.29 0.82 72 87.2
21 West of England, Bristol 133 4.05 2.85 0.33 82 87.2
22 Brunel University London 129 3.56 2.72 0.88 82 86.2
23 Portsmouth 109 4.03 2.46 0.58 88 86.1
24 Hertfordshire 111 3.83 2.52 0.87 84 85.8
25 West of Scotland     128 4.49 2.48 0.45 66 85
26 Sheffield Hallam 121 3.74 2.55 0.89 70 84
27 Aston 123 3.98 2.83 0.61 62 83.8
28 Teesside 137 3.65 2.63 0.26   83.7
29 South Wales 130 4.12 2.47 0.2 66 83.5
30 City, University of London 126 4.08 2.85 0.62 56 83.4
31 Salford 136 3.75 2.49 0.18 68 83
32 Central Lancashire 128 3.59 2.63 0.31   82.9
33 Staffordshire 111 3.82 2.26 0.38 76 82.8
34 Ulster 121 3.91     80 82.4
35 Sussex 136 3.83       80.8
36 Wolverhampton 96 3.89 2.2 0.55   80.8
37 Brighton 124 3.79 2.67 0.27 52 80.6
38 Kingston 114 3.83 2.32 0.2 58 80
39 Highlands & Islands 3.94     40 74.6
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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