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University of Glasgow: Aerospace Engineering

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

The Masters in Aerospace Engineering is a multi-disciplinary programme that covers all aspects of modern aircraft design. This involves developing essential knowledge and skills in advanced aerodynamics and aerospace systems. By choosing specific options in the second semester the degree programme can be tailored to provide specialisms in either Aeronautics or Systems.

Aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020).

The University of Glasgow has been the home of aerospace research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of aeronautics and aerospace systems.

Aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020).

The University of Glasgow has been the home of aerospace research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of aeronautics and aerospace systems.

  • Students in this programme can benefit from access to our outstanding facilities: including several wind tunnels, a flight simulation lab, an autonomous unmanned vehicle (UAV) laboratory, helicopter test rig laboratories, structural testing apparatus and computer labs for modelling and simulation.
  • The programme is in the process of gaining reaccreditation with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • The school has an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Aerospace Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

The summer period is dedicated to project work, with either academic or industrial placements providing the context for your project.

Semester 1 core courses

  • FLIGHT DYNAMICS M
  • CONTROL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN M
  • NAVIGATION SYSTEMS M
  • SIMULATION OF AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
  • SPACE FLIGHT DYNAMICS M
  • PHYSICS OF FLUIDS M

Semester 2 optional courses

Select a team project from:

  • AEROSPACE DESIGN PROJECT M*
  • AEROSPACE SYSTEMS TEAM DESIGN PROJECT M

Select five courses from the following:

  • ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS 5
  • AEROELASTICITY AND AEROACOUSTICS 5 or AIRCRAFT VIBRATION AND AEROELASTICITY 4*
  • AEROSPACE PROPULSION M
  • AIRCRAFT HANDLING QUALITIES AND CONTROL 5* (subject to availability on flight test course and may incur an additional charge)
  • AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS M**
  • COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL FLUID DYNAMICS 5 or COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS 4*
  • FAULT DETECTION, ISOLATION AND RECOVERY**
  • HIGH SPEED AERODYNAMICS 4*
  • INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS M*
  • RADAR AND ELECTRO-OPTIC SYSTEMS M**
  • ADVANCED CONTROL 5
  • ROTORCRAFT AEROMECHANICS M
  • SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS 5
  • TURBULENT FLOWS 5

  • signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Aeronautics** signifies courses that constitute the specialism in Systems

Summer

  • MSC PROJECT

Career opportunities include aerospace, defence, laser targeting systems, renewable energy, radar development, structural engineering, autonomous systems and systems modelling.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to work for companies such as ALTEN, Iberia Express, UTC Aerospace Systems and ALTEN. Positions include Avionic and Mission System Engineer, Scientist and Graduate Engineer.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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