Coventry University: Aerospace Engineering

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
Study type Taught


The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering enjoys a global reputation for excellent teaching, outstanding student experience and exciting research.

We enjoy strong and regular industry input to the subject, achieved through long-standing industry advisory boards, the use of guest speakers from industry and industry-focused collaborative research initiatives with companies such as Emirates, Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Unipart and Birmingham International Airport.

You will have access aerospace facilities, including a Mercedes-Petronas wind tunnel and a suite of flight simulators that have been networked to allow for air traffic control over a shared air space, structural analysis equipment including fatigue analysis. These ensure you gain critical aerospace expertise together with transferable skills in disciplines such as computer aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Our academics and former practitioners aim to transfer their professional and research experience into teaching; staff possess specialist expertise in a variety of disciplines, for example, in aerodynamics, flight dynamics and avionics. They have been employed as aerospace engineers, on applications including thermal engineering, for companies such as HS Marston and worked closely as research fellows with aerospace companies such as Airbus on aerospace structures analysis, Airbus defence and space on spacecraft control and BAE in aerodynamics applications.

There are opportunities to work on exciting research projects with co-supervision by some of the major aerospace companies, including MBDA, Rolls Royce and Airbus. A number of MSc projects are also linked to the activities within our faculty research centres, for instance current flight dynamics projects in the area of human factors analysis of pilot workload are aligned with funded research at the Centre for Mobility and Transport. We also support a summer internship scheme, which provides you with the opportunity to undertake funded research in topics including aircraft autonomy, engine CFD analysis, fatigue in aircraft structures, flight path planning and flight dynamics.

**Key Course Benefits**
* Our suite of ‘Mechanical Engineering’ courses has been ranked 7th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2019.

* On and off site access to commercial engineering software, such as 3D CAD, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multibody Systems for design and simulation, as well as training in industry standard Catia, HyperWorks, STAR-CCM+, SIMPACK software.

* Exciting field trips have in the past included a trip to the USA, where students visited Purdue University, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museums, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goodard Space Flight Center.

* Strong employer links with companies, including AIE-UK (Advanced Innovative Engineering), Rolls Royce, BAE and Airbus, as well as a number of different research centres, such as The L2S Laboratory (Laboratory of Signals and Systems) at Supelec and Onera, the French aeronautics, space and defense research lab.

* Study in our £50m Engineering and Computing building, with access to facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre, which houses a 20% scale model wind tunnel (designed and built by the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team), composites lab, metrology lab, four-pot shaker rig, flow lab, AVL engine test cell, automotive workshop, fatigue and tensile testing (Instron), a full size Harrier Jet, three further simulators, civil engineering specialist testing equipment, a range of CNC machinery and a laser workshop.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching ...

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