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Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering MSc provides students advanced technical skills required to work in aircraft industry complemented by relevant management concepts. 

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Overview

The UK aerospace and aeronautical industry is the largest in Europe and the second-largest in the world. The sector has seen consistent growth in recent years and supports a growing number of high-skilled, high-value jobs.

The Aeronautical Engineering Msc offered at DMU is a broad engineering course that provides technical skills in key areas of aeronautical engineering supplemented by topics in material sciences, digital manufacturing and management concepts required for careers in the aeronautical and aerospace industries to work as highly-valued engineers or engineering managers.  

 

Reasons to study Aeronautical Engineering MSc at De Montfort University:

  • Our students will have access to our instrumented low speed wind tunnel and flight simulator facilities to acquire unique experimental and theoretical skills relevant to aeronautics and wind tunnel testing.
  • Learn and use industry-standard software packages used in aeronautical engineering applications and research, such as MATLAB, ANSYS and OpenFOAM, which will give you the ability to work confidently in an industrial environment.
  • Develop your practical and professional skills in our AIRFOX DISO flight simulator.
  • Our academics have experience working in international research institutions and the aeronautical industry with established research collaborations worldwide. These include the National Aeronautical Laboratories India, Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) Russia and AMST Systemtechnik GmbH Austria. The modules taught in this programme are informed by research and industrial experience of our staff.
  • Become a member of our DMU Flight Club to design, build and fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS) while you are at University. DMU Flight Club normally provides an opportunity for students to participate in an international UAS competition.
  • Join our Formula Student racing teams to further develop your skills by helping to optimize the aerodynamics of our student racing cars.

 

 

Scholarships

International Scholarships

Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), a minimum of two years part-time, three to five years by distance learning.

Start Date: September

Course code: H41071

Fees and funding: 

For 2020/21 full-time fees will be £7,920 per year.

Part-time fees will be £660 per 15 credits.

EU Students: Find out about student loan information and scholarships.

Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

To apply for this programme, please email admissions@dmu.ac.uk in order to receive an electronic application form.

Key facts for international students

Duration: One year full-time (with optional one year placement available), a minimum of two years part-time, three to five years by distance learning.

Start Date: September

Course code: H41071

Fees and funding: 

For 2020/21 tuition full-time fees will be £14,600 per year.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

To apply for this programme, please email admissions@dmu.ac.uk in order to receive an electronic application form.

Entry criteria

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject, such as Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline such as Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

 

Whilst the university tries to ensure that all of its programmes run as advertised it is sometimes necessary to make significant changes to the structure of the programmes or to discontinue a programme entirely if for instance there are insufficient student numbers or staff changes. This will sometimes happen between an offer being made and enrolment.

 

Where changes are made the university will endeavour to inform applicants as early as possible to minimise the potential disruption to the application process. Where possible an alternative programme will be offered in a similar subject area.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise

 

Core modules

Advanced Flight Dynamics

Advanced Computational Aerodynamics

Composite Materials

Engineering Business Environment

Study Skills and Research Methods

Instrumentation and Sensor Networks

Dissertation 

Optional modules

Systems Operation and Management

Topics in Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Digital Manufacture

Unmanned Aero Vehicle Design

 

 

The modules are delivered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratories. This ensures a good balance between theory and practice so that real engineering problems are better understood through an underpinning of strong theoretical and analytical knowledge translated into practical skills.

You will normally attend four hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full-time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You can expect to also undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week.

 

 

You will normally attend four hours of timetabled taught sessions each week for each module undertaken during term time; for full-time study this would be 16 hours per week during term time. You can expect to also undertake around 24 further hours of independent study and assignments as required per week

 

The Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development's research has developed over a 30-year period to create the underlying knowledge, techniques and technology necessary to achieve more energy-efficient and sustainable lifestyles.

Current research is driven by the UK's commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the use of new and renewable energy technology, and provide a high-quality, comfortable, safe and efficient built environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Applied research seeks practical solutions to contemporary problems, while more theoretical explorations seek to understand our physical and social world, generating new knowledge that can have long-term benefits in many fields of human endeavour.

Our teaching team are recognised researchers within their field and embed industry relevant case studies into the course to ensure content is current to the issue we face around sustainability and renewable energy.

Facilities and features

Facilities

The Aeronautical Engineering facilities have received significant investment, including dedicated Aeronautical Engineering laboratory spaces and equipment.

 

This investment means that students can work with a purpose-built subsonic wind tunnel for experimental investigation of aerodynamics, considering different shapes and aircraft test models.

 

The centrepiece of our facilities is an industry-standard flight simulator AIRFOX DISO, where students can gain can gain experience of flight performance, stability and control of aircraft models, and also validate performance of your own models.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Opportunities and careers

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Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate Careers

Graduates are expected find employment in sectors such as Aeronautical, Aerospace, Automotive, aviation management, defense and industries supporting aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

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