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MSc Aerospace Engineering / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course description

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.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Research Methods MACE60004 15 Mandatory
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
Helicopter Flight MACE61222 15 Optional
  Facilities to support the course
  • 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

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk