MSc Aerospace Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

With a strong focus on employability and excellent industry connections, this course is designed to provide you with the opportunities and options needed to enter a career in the area you're truly passionate about.

Upon completion of this course, you will be in a strong position to seek employment with companies such as: Airbus, Rolls Royce, GE Aviation, Airbus, Bombardier Transportation, BAE Systems, MBDA, SAFRAN, GKN Aerospace, Spirit, Finmeccanica, EDF, BP, Schlumberger, and more.

Not only are our graduates the most sought-after in the UK (THE Graduate Market, 2023), but the UK Aerospace sector is currently the second largest in the world. Furthermore, each year our careers fairs, workshops and presentations attract more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors to target Manchester graduates - so you will be able to explore your avenues across a multitude of sectors. 

Example careers:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Airframe Manufacturer
  • Defence Laboratory Specialist
  • Drone Developer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Gas Turbine and Aircraft Systems Specialist
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Project Management
  • Satellite Engineer
  • Spacecraft Systems Engineer

Accrediting organisations

Two highly established organisations, the  Royal Aeronautical Society  and Institution of Mechanical Engineers , have accredited the Aerospace Engineering MSc course under license from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council . This allows satisfactory completion of the Aerospace Engineering MSc to contribute towards the academic requirements for registration with these Institutions as a Chartered Engineer.