2023 entry (view 2024 entry)
MEng Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry
5 year(s) full-time
Part-time study is not available for this course
Full-time: Entry by transfer
You must transfer to this course from BEng Aerospace Engineering (UCAS code H405), MEng Aerospace Engineering (H410) or MEng Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad in a Modern Language (H401). You cannot apply as an external candidate.
£9,250 per year, home students
£29,000 per year, international students
Fees quoted are for 2023 entry only. Fees for 2024 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2023.
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The Year in Industry course offers the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain in the first two years within an industrial environment during your third year. There is no direct entry on to this course but you can apply to transfer from our other aerospace engineering courses if you reach the required academic standard and are successful at the industry interview. Places are limited and are highly competitive.
The five-year course covers a broad range of subjects organised into three streams:
- dynamics and control
- structures and materials.
These subjects are specialised from year one and are taught with aerospace applications and examples.
The first two years are devoted to core concepts, which are taught via lectures and backed up by practical experience through coursework and lab work. Further material, 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. There is extensive mathematical content throughout.
You will undertake your placement in your third year.
In years four and five there is greater flexibility for you to pursue options that interest you. Some units relate to particular application areas, such as helicopter aerodynamics, space systems or wind power. Others study particular technologies, such as composites analysis.
The diversity of topics in aerospace engineering makes this a very challenging degree but the reward is a uniquely broad education.
A current student who completed a year in industry shares how her placement year boosted her confidence, career prospects and appreciation for university life. Find out more about her story.
This course is accredited 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.
First-year students studying Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering Design all start their degree with a broad knowledge of the fundamentals and a command of the skills that underpin modern engineering.
You will share common units with your peers in other disciplines and work on an interdisciplinary project, based on global challenges and inspired by Engineers Without Borders.
You will meet and work closely with more people from the start of your degree, broadening your social circle and long-term professional network. Interdisciplinary working is now the norm in industry, and good understanding of disciplines other than your own will serve you well when you enter the workplace.
Starting your degree with a broad foundation of knowledge will expand your frame of reference, enabling you to be more creative as you progress with your programme and become more specialist in later years of study. The skills-based approach will provide you with technical abilities that will enable you to be successful in your degree and your career.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
A-level standard offer
This course is available by transfer only.
MEng Aerospace Engineering entry requirement information.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all skills
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile E qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
- Transfer onto this course is through a selection process in your department or school when you are a registered student.
- Full information about our selection processes for this course:
- The admissions statement above relates to 2023 entry. The statement for 2024 entry will be available in summer 2023.
- Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement: