Loughborough University Aeronautical Engineering

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Loughborough University Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering course overview

In addition to providing knowledge to underpin engineering fundamentals, mathematical modelling and simulation, a strong theme throughout the degrees is group work and design. The MEng is an extended course that allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge, gain management skills and undertake a substantial individual project.

All our Aeronautical Engineering courses cover the basic principles of aerospace technology including aerodynamics, thermodynamics, stress analysis, mechanics, dynamics and control, engineering sciences which underpin avionics, design and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The application of these subjects to aircraft and aero-engine design and development is common across all years of the course.

During Year 1, the course matches theory and application by timetabling lectures and tutorials in the morning, followed by applied studies, such as practical instruction, computing and laboratory experiments in the afternoon.

The first two years of the course are common for both MEng and BEng students, allowing BEng students the opportunity to transfer to the MEng at the end of the second year.

Flight testing

All students on the Aeronautical Engineering courses gain experience of testing and flight procedures during a week long flight test course, involving up to four flights, usually in a Jetstream aircraft.

Professional / industry recognition

The Aeronautical Engineering courses are accredited by The Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

MEng Aeronautical Engineering

This extended Aeronautical Engineering course has been developed to allow you to gain a broad-based knowledge of aeronautical engineering plus the chance to specialise in modern engineering disciplines.

In the final year of the MEng, you move away from traditional teaching methods and work alongside research groups in the Department or in Industry. Coupled with the project work, which runs throughout the last two years of the Aeronautical Engineering course, this allows you to gain experience of tackling real engineering problems. The course contains an optional language module, together with the possibility of spending part of the final year carrying out project-based work in other European countries.

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
MEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 5 years full-time sandwich H402 A*AA 1 October 2018 21 June 2023
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time H403 A*AA 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BEng (Hons) DIS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich H401 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time H410 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £19,900

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.


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