Simulation in Aerospace Engineering (subject to approval) (MRes)

University of Liverpool the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 5135 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 15251 per year

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About Simulation in Aerospace Engineering (subject to approval) at University of Liverpool

The MRes programme in Simulation in Aerospace Engineering is designed for engineering and science graduates who want to specialise in aerospace simulation techniques and research methods.

You'll develop an advanced knowledge of key aerospace engineering simulation techniques  including:-

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Structural Analysis
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Flight Dynamics and Control
  • Flight Simulation
  • Reduction and Analysis of Data.

We'll train you in a range of commercial packages and state-of-the art facilities for parallel computing, piloted flight simulation, and wind-tunnel experiments.

You'll also gain advanced research skills which will be especially valuable if you want to pursue a PhD or work in aerospace R&D, within industry or academia.

On graduation you'll have gained valuable practical experience of analysing modern aircraft systems using simulation, equipping you perfectly for a career in research centres and the aerospace industry.

The MRes programme in Simulation in Aerospace Engineering is a 12month, full-time programme, and starts in late September of each year. It consists of a taught component, which runs over two 12-week semesters from September until May, and a major research project, which is undertaken throughout the year.

In the taught part of the programme students take three compulsory modules (60 credits). Active learning is central to all modules. Students participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory sessions, carry out individual and group project work, and use the University’s virtual learning environment. All modules are examined entirely by continuous assessment.


The project contributes 120 credits to the programme. It is based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, has a clear research orientation and can even be extended to become a suitable topic for a PhD. Students select a suitable research project early in the first semester and complete it by the end of the programme. A key element of the project work is active, problem-based learning. Students seek information and knowledge throughout their project, and exploit the taught modules to obtain skills and knowledge that can be applied to their work.

They are supported by their supervisor, and are examined by dissertation and presentation by one internal and one external examiner. The dissertation should provide evidence of original research, mastery of research methods, in-depth understanding of key simulation techniques, ability to apply simulation for solving engineering problems, and assessment of outcomes.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5135 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15251 per year

Entry requirements

For taught programmes in the School of Engineering, Programme and Major codes are indicated for the MSc (Eng) route only. However, PGDip and PGCert routes are available and students requiring advice about the codes for these programmes should contact the School. For all taught degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at second class (2.2) level or better and in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature engineers with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications. International qualifications Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. English language qualifications All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language, and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please see for a full list. If you meet our other academic requirements but do not achieve the required level of English, it is possible to come and study at Liverpool on the University’s summer academic English programmes. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). Note that other programmes within the School of Engineering may require higher IELTS, please visit individual programme entry requirement pages for details. TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading – 22, Speaking 23. International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5 Hong Kong use of English AS level C INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

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