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Queen Mary University of London: Aerospace Structures and Materials

Institution Queen Mary University of London View institution profile
Department Engineering and Materials Science
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 8770
Study type Taught


Modern aerospace structures typically require the use of composite materials, advanced manufacturing of structural components, optimal design and thin-walled constructions. The programme is aimed at students who already have an in depth knowledge of aerospace engineering and material science, and who wish to specialise further in an area of Aerospace Structures and Materials. You will be able to choose study modules that align with your background, your choice of specialisation area and your project topic.

Aircraft manufacturers and design today face the challenge of developing lighter, fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly aircraft. To cope with requirements of the development of novel aero-structures, advanced techniques in manufacturing make effective use of advanced materials. To obtain the level of performance required from flight structures, thorough knowledge of material limitations, structural stability and strength considerations are essential. In the School of Engineering and Materials Science, current researches emphasizes on the advanced computational material/structural design, thermo-mechanics, machining/forming of titanium components, structural dynamics, vehicular crashworthiness, multiscale modelling, functional graded materials structures, aeroelasticity, structural health monitoring and design optimization. This specialization covers theory, computations, experiments and implementation issues, as well as the study of specific cutting edge aerospace vehicles.

This MSc includes a substantial research project in aerospace structure and material engineering, supervised by staff working in a wide range of research areas and working in our excellent facilities. These include high performance computing clusters owned by QMUL, a wide range of internal combustion engines, heat transfer facilities, wind tunnels, an anechoic chamber, a UK cueSim Flight Simulator, a France-Price Induction jet engine test bench, and materials synthesis and characterisation labs.

Our academic staff, are involved in internationally recognised research in a wide range of topics, including: - Aerospace structures, including manufacturing and optimization

  • Materials science, including structural and functional materials

  • Computational engineering, both solids, aero-acoustics and aerodynamics

  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics

  • Control engineering

  • Robotics

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

Queen Mary University of London


Queen Mary University of London was established in 1785 and is a leading research-intensive university with a difference – one that opens the doors of opportunity to anyone and supporting students to succeed. 

With schools split across five campuses in central and east London, students are able to select from an exceptionally broad range of subjects across three main faculties, including the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. 












  • Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group of universities in the UK, which …
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