What will I learn?

The MEng Aeronautical Engineering degree is a four-year first degree that delivers the breadth and depth that you will need in the world of engineering. Your first two years offer you a broad-based engineering education. You then specialise into Aeronautical Engineering in your third and fourth years. It is important to highlight that you can transfer between the different Engineering programmes that we offer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, etc.) up until the end of the second year, provided that you meet the relevant progression requirements. We believe that students should make an informed decision about their futures and allowing our students to transfer between programmes, once they understand the different disciplines, demonstrates our commitment to this and the Department’s General Engineering philosophyIn the first three years of your degree at Durham you will take six modules, the year is divided into three terms and there are examinations at the end of each year. The taught modules in the final year are smaller to reflect their specialist content – you will take six of these modules plus a dissertation, or final year, project**Year 1**You will study four modules in engineering, one in mathematics and one optional module. In your engineering modules, you will receive instruction in the use of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (eg SolidWorks), be taught how to implement engineering algorithms into computer code (specifically in C and MATLAB) and take part in a number of practical labs. You will also take part in a group design activity where you have to design, build and test a device to solve specific engineering challenge. Recent examples include miniature hydroelectric generators and chain-climbing robots. On the course, you also attend lectures, discussion classes and supervisions with academic staff**Year 2**Engineering and mathematics now occupy the full six modules in the timetableYou will undertake a major design project as part of a small team with guidance from an academic supervisor and an ‘Industrial Tutor’ (an engineer from industry). This lets you put into practice the skills and knowledge that you have developed in your lectures. The end result is a detailed design report and a series of CAD drawings good enough to manufacture a device from**Year 3**At this point in the degree you will specialise into Aeronautical EngineeringYou will take five taught modules covering important aspects of Aeronautical Engineering. The sixth module is a major team design project, where you consider your design challenge as a product and do everything from basic market research to design for manufacture. These design projects span our different third year specialisms so you will be working with students from other engineering disciplines – much like you will do when working as a graduate engineer. Practical skills, in addition to the weekly laboratory sessions, cover topics from such as industrial problem solving with interaction with local industry**Year 4**The highlight of the degree for many of our students is the final year project. This activity, which is half the year in most streams, involves working closely with an academic supervisor on an area of cutting-edge research and development. In addition to this, you will take modules on advanced Aeronautical Engineering topics and be able to choose from some optional modules

Which department am I in?

Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 39,212) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede,

Durham,

DH1 1SZ, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 39,212) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St Mary's College

Elvet Hill,

Durham,

DH1 3LR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

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

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