What will I learn?

Aerospace engineering at Salford focuses on the design and creation of aircraft, spacecraft and associated components. Across a range of specialist modules, we will enhance your skills and knowledge of engineering devices and associated components used in the production of civil and military aircraft, spacecraft and weapons systems. This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. On graduation, you'll be ready to work towards Chartered Aerospace Engineer status which is an independent verification of your skills and demonstrates your commitment and credentials as an engineering professional. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

The majority of the teaching and learning will be delivered through lectures and tutorials. Engineers from the industry will contribute to the specialist areas of the syllabus as guest lecturers. Group laboratory work will be conducted in a purpose built aeronautics facilities and will be used to relate theory to practical application. There will also be a strong emphasis in developing the skills for guided self-learning. Taught modules are assessed via both coursework and examination. Typically a split of 70% assignment and 30% coursework.

This is a highly valued qualification and can lead to opportunities in a range of sectors and organisations throughout the world. Popular routes include the design, manufacture and operation of aerospace vehicles, working for aerospace companies and their suppliers, governments and research institutions. Other possibilities exist in technical engineering specialisms or general business management. Some of our graduates progress to postgraduate and doctoral research in our Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC). The Centre aims to build on our world class research and provide industry with guidance and expertise in the advancement of the 21st century technology for business success and economic growth at national and international level.

Which department am I in?

School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,310.00 (US$ 18,672) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


University of Salford

The Crescent,



M5 4WT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor's/professional bachelor's degree holders (when awarded by a regionally-accredited institution) with a general GPA of 2.75 or above will be considered for postgraduate study. We require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

For international students

International students will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

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About this uni

The University of Salford is a thriving institution with a global presence based in Manchester in the north of England.

  • Excellent campus near Manchester city centre
  • Generous scholarships for international students
  • Specific International Foundation Years offered
  • GBP 5 million awarded in five years for scholarships