MSc Aerospace Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has a strong and unique tradition in the UK in Aerospace Design, Helicopters, Heat Transfer, Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modelling and Flow Diagnostics. This course builds on those strengths and exploits our links with BAe Systems, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, DSTL, USAF, North West Aerospace Alliance, North West Development Agency and SBAC.
This MSc aims to produce high quality graduates with specialist training in aerospace engineering who will be suitable for employment in the engineering industries and consultancies linked to that industry. Aerospace engineering graduates are highly valued and are currently in great demand and the Manchester programme specifically seeks to serve this growing industry requirement. The programme is suitable for engineering and science graduates, as well as engineering professionals working in technical and commercial management. The programme is also well designed to be used for conversion to Aerospace Engineering from some close enough specialities such as Mechanics, Mathematics and Physics.
Teaching and learning
The Aerospace Engineering MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months and there is one start date each year in September. You will develop advanced technical skills in Aerospace Engineering that will enable you to pursue a career in both general and specialised engineering industries or develop an in depth knowledge for a career in research in industry or academia.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Computational Fluid Dynamics I||MACE60043||15||Mandatory|
|Composites and Polymers||MACE61029||15||Mandatory|
|Aerospace Group Design Project||MACE61520||30||Mandatory|
|Dissertation (Aerospace Engineering)||MACE62000||60||Mandatory|
|Experimental Methods (MSc Aerospace Engineering)||MACE62021||15||Mandatory|
|Composites and Polymers||MACE61029||15||Optional|
|Acoustics & Advanced Vibrations||MACE61064||15||Optional|
|Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics||MACE61070||15||Optional|
- Low and high speed wind tunnels
- Shock tubes
- Flight simulator
- Finite Element and Computational Fluid Dynamics software
- Computing laboratory with parallel computing clusters
- Low speed water tunnel
- Instrumentation for flow and heat transfer measurements
- Optical diagnostic systems for flow measurement and visualisation
- Combustor and heat transfer rigs for gas turbine related experiments
- Aerospace structures and composite materials research laboratory
- Systems and dynamics research infrastructure
- Impact and explosion research facilities
- Manufacturing and Laser Processing research laboratory