MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe (H401)

2017 entry

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UCAS code H401
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 125 overall

About MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe

This four-year course combines years one, two and four of our MEng Aerospace Engineering degree, with the chance to spend your third year in Europe on the Erasmus+ student exchange programme.

Years one and two cover underpinning material organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

Specialised from day one, these subjects are taught with aerospace applications and examples. Further context, such as space applications and aviation operations, is covered in specialist units. You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design, and language units to prepare you for your year abroad.

If you achieve the required grades in your first two years, you will spend year three at a European institution where your studies will match the third year at Bristol. Visit our Global Opportunities website for more information about where you can study in Europe.

You will return to Bristol for year four, compiling your studies from a range of options. Some relate to particular application areas, such as helicopter aerodynamics, space systems or wind power. Others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics or multidisciplinary design.

This course combines the challenging broad academic content of all our degrees with an overseas dimension that reflects the pan-European nature of the modern aerospace industry.

More about Aerospace Engineering

Find out more about studying Aerospace Engineering at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Fluids and Thermodynamics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Aeronautics and Mechanics
  • Design and Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Electronics
  • European language

Second year

  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Vibrations
  • Flight Dynamics & Control
  • Space Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Studies
  • European language

Third year

Year abroad

Fourth year

  • Individual Research Project
  • Aerospace Vehicle Group Design Project
  • PSC: Advanced Professional Studies
  • Options chosen from a list of specialised aerospace topics and a choice of 20 credit non aerospace units subject to approval:
    • Final Year Research Project
    • Applied Numerical Methods for Aerodynamics
    • Aircraft Dynamics
    • Advanced Techniques in Multi-Disciplinary Design
    • Composites Design and Manufacturing
    • Dynamics of Rotors
    • Advanced Composites Analysis
    • Advanced Space Systems
    • Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power
    • Advanced Aerodynamic Measurement and Analysis
    • Computational Aerodynamics.
Further details about the course structure for Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe

Typical offer for MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study in Continental Europe

(including international A-levels)
A*AA  including Mathematics and Physics, with one of these at A*
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAA including Mathematics and Physics
IB Diploma 38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 12 credits at Distinction in Mathematics and 12 credits at Distinction in Physics. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. (*see Academic qualifications information below)
BTEC D*DD (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. (*see Academic qualifications information below)
SQASH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB88% overall with 9.0 and 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:GCSE French grade A, German grade A, Spanish grade A, or evidence of substantial other relevant language experience, if France, Spain or Germany/Austria is the chosen country.​ Grade C in Maths and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Academic qualifications*Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admissions statement.

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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