BEng Aerospace Engineering (H405)

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UCAS code H405
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.

About BEng Aerospace Engineering

This three-year course covers a broad range of subjects organised into three streams:

  • aerodynamics
  • dynamics and control
  • structures and materials.

These subjects are specialised from day one and are taught with aerospace applications and examples.

The first two years are devoted to core concepts, taught via lectures and backed up by practical experience through coursework and lab work. Further material, such as space applications and aviation operations, are covered in specialist units.

You will also learn skills that cross all the streams, such as computing, systems engineering and design. There is extensive mathematical content throughout.

In year three there is greater flexibility for you to pursue options that interest you. Some units relate to particular application areas, such as aeroelasticity or computational aerodynamics. Others units study particular technologies, such as composites analysis, experimental aerodynamics or optimisation.

The diversity of topics makes this a challenging degree but the reward is a uniquely broad education.

View all our Aerospace Engineering courses

See a list of all Aerospace Engineering degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BEng Aerospace Engineering - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including AA in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 7, 6 (in any order) at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Computer Science
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Engineering, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from Mathematics units and at least 12 at Distinction from Physics units.
The Mathematics units taken should include study of calculus, algebra and trigonometry.

Plus A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD in Engineering plus either A in A-level Mathematics or achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics of Mechanics or Computer Science, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 9.0, 8.5 in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science (in any order)
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, applicants may be invited to undertake a maths test at the University.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

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Accreditation

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 an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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