MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad

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Application method Entry by transfer from H410 or H401
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
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
Number of places for 2017/18 121

About MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad

This four-year degree combines years one, two and four of our MEng Aerospace Engineering degree with the chance to spend your third year at an English-speaking university overseas.

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.

If you achieve the required grades in your first two years, you will spend year three at a partner institution overseas in, for example, the US, Canada or Australia, where your studies will match the course at Bristol. Visit our Global Opportunities website for more information about where you can study abroad.

You will rejoin the Bristol course in year four and have a range of topics to choose from in your final year of study. Some options 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 degree combines the challenging, broad academic content of all our courses with an overseas dimension that reflects the multi-national 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
  • Aerospace Vehicle Systems or a language

Second year

  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures and Materials
  • Vibrations
  • Flight Dynamics and Control
  • Aerospace Vehicle Design and Systems Integration
  • Space Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Studies

Third year

Spent Abroad

Fourth year

  • Aerospace Vehicle Group Design Project
  • Options chosen from a list of specialised aerospace topics and the option of 20 credits from non aerospace options subject to approval: 
    • Final Year Research Project
    • Advanced 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
    • Computational Aerodynamics
    • Advanced Aerodynamic Measurement and Analysis.


Find out more about the course structure and units available for Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad

Typical offer for MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA  including Mathematics and Physics, with one of these at A*
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAA including Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6, 6 in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass 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 Specified subjects section below)
BTEC offer D*DD  (Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A. (*see Specified subjects section below)
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA in Mathematics and Physics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall with 9.0 and 8.5 in Mathematics and Physics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admissions statement.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
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*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Entry by transfer

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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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