Why study Aerospace Engineering at Bristol?

There are many great reasons why the University of Bristol is an ideal place for studying Aerospace Engineering.

  • It's focused: from day one every part of our course is tailored to giving you the skills needed to design an aircraft or spacecraft.  For an idea please see sample 1st year timetable (PDF, 34kB)
  • It's diverse: you willl study a range of technical subjects - aerodynamics, structures, materials, systems, design, control - and get experience of making them work together through projects;
  • It's challenging: your mathematics and physics will be stretched and you will have a lot of work to do. You need to be a highly motivated individual to keep up.  See typical offer on specific course pages in the Undergraduate prospectus;
  • It's quality assured: in the 2014 National Students Survey, 100 percent of our students were is a managerial or professional job six months after completing the course.  Visit the Unistats website for current information;
  • It's research-led: our lecturers are world-leading in a variety of aerospace research topics:
    • REF 2014 rated 93 percent of Engineering research (including Aerospace Engineering) as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent';
    • Royal Aeronautical Society praised the "research ethos of the department and the positive influence it exercises on teaching" in their 2010 accreditation report;
  • It's well-connected: Bristol is the heart of the UK aerospace community and Department’s close links with major companies including: These companies guide our curriculum and maximise your employment potential after graduating.

You can read more about Aerospace Engineering in a blog by one of our postgraduate students. 

Quality assurance

In the 2015 National Students Survey, 93 percent of our students were satisfied with the quality of the course, and 95 percent were in a managerial or professional job six months after completing the course.

Find out more at Unistats

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