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Aeronautical Engineering, MEng (Hons)

University of Glasgow, the United Kingdom

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MEng (Hons)Full-time5 yearsSeptemberfind outfind out
BEng (Hons)Full-time4 yearsSeptemberfind outfind out

About Aeronautical Engineering, MEng (Hons) - at University of Glasgow

The study of aeronautical engineering tells you how flight is possible, how aircraft are designed, constructed and powered, how they are used and how they are controlled for safe operation. The subject extends to aerospace engineering, so you will also study satellite and space systems.

What will I study?

You will study core subjects in:
  • Mathematics

  • Mechanics

  • Fluid mechanics

  • Thermodynamics

These are extended to a diverse range of subjects including:
  • Aircraft propulsion

  • Aerodynamics

  • Flight mechanics

  • Aircraft structures

  • Aircraft handling qualities

  • Aircraft instrumentation

  • Space systems

  • Flight testing

You will also take computing courses and laboratories, which help you to develop the skills required to apply the theory. Courses in management appear in each year of study and there is also the opportunity for you to study a foreign language.

The first three years of the programme are common to both the MEng and BEng degree programmes. Specialist elective courses across a wide range of disciplines are available in the fourth and fifth years of study. Your selection for Honours in the MEng or BEng in the fourth and fifth years depends on your progress in your first three years of study. Possibilities in the fifth year include undertaking a major project within UK industry or at a partner university in Europe.

How will I learn?

Your study programme will be based on formal lectures, laboratories, computing classes, engineering design workshops, group design and individual project work. Industry involvement comes both from contributions to aircraft design classes by engineers from the industrial sector and, whenever possible, from visits to industrial sites.

Special features

The University of Glasgow is alone in Scotland in conferring degrees in aeronautical engineering and aerospace systems. The department is one of three in the UK selected by BAE Systems for ‘preferred’ status which has favourable implications on industrial involvement in the programme and for jobs with the company.

A feature of the fourth year of the MEng is a flight testing course in a Jetstream Aircraft.


The MEng and BEng degree programmes are accredited both by the Royal Aeronautical Society and by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers as evidence of progress to your professional status as a Chartered Engineer. (The BEng satisfies only part of the educational base requirements for Chartered Engineer status.)

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Glasgow to find course entry requirements.

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