More than a century since Bristol produced its first aircraft, the South West is now one of the largest centres for aerospace in Europe. The Aerospace Engineering department has close links with major industrial companies, including AgustaWestland, Airbus and Rolls-Royce. Our curriculum is tightly linked to our research and our academics are world leaders in aerodynamics, composites, control, vibrations and systems.
Research within the department and faculty is organised via cross-faculty research groups. Research interests in Aerospace Engineering are pursued via three major interest groups: fluid flow and aerodynamics, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), dynamics and control.
A fully-funded PhD studentship is available in aeroelastic simulation and optimisation in the renewable energy sector.
This MSc provides you with an in-depth theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of advanced composite materials. The programme is based in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), one of the world's leading centres in composite materials, which houses a number of state-of-the-art composites manufacturing facilities.
This is a four-year, fully-funded programme. The first year includes a series of seminars and lectures, a unique hands-on group project to design, build and test a composite structure and a six-month research project.
Our four-year programme leads to the award of a joint PhD degree from both the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
Our four-year postgraduate research programme integrates an industry-based research project with research training in technical subjects, as well as business skills and transferable skills training.