What will I learn?

This course specialises in the design of space vehicles with a particular emphasis on rocket propulsion, space flight control, and satellite communication systems; students have access to flight simulators, wind tunnels, specialist laboratories and CAE software; they are offered a flying course at a local flying school with 1-1 instruction on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, which gives an applied approach to the teaching. Design of a modern aerospace system requires a team of engineers, each with their own specialisation. Development of the systems often transcends national boundaries to international flight, worldwide satellite communications and deep space exploration and is a truly international industry. The University has projects in both Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and rocketry, with student projects, research and other activities already running. We have established the UK's premier UAV competition, in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society, for universities across the UK and Europe. We also have a link with two space tourism organisations, and this year we are building a scale prototype of a space-plane, which will be powered by jet engines and a rocket motor. This degree programme includes a module on rocket performance and propulsion. You will have opportunities to gain flying experience at a local flying school. You will also benefit from use of our flight simulator which will enhance your understanding of aircraft performance, stability and control.

Which department am I in?

Aerospace Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Admissions Service,

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Full time with time abroad (5 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Admissions Service,

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 3.0, 2 Advanced Placement (AP) with a minimum score of 3.0. SAT 550 in each band or ACT 25 in each band. There are no agreed progression routes, but if you're interested in applying to the University after part completion of a degree or completion of a diploma, applications will be individually assessed. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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