"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."
Why choose this course?
This is a B.Eng. degree course in aerospace engineering with a focus on space technology
The University of Hertfordshire has produced aerospace engineers with practical experience in design and development for future aerospace systems
Aerospace students from the University of Hertfordshire have previously completed work placement years at companies including Airbus, Virgin Atlantic Engineering, and BAE Systems
You will have access to the best equipment: flight simulator, wind tunnels, specialist laboratories, and CAE software
You will be offered a flying course at a local flying school with one-to-one instruction on both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters Our aerospace staff have a wealth of industrial experience which gives an applied approach to their teaching and their contacts prove invaluable to graduates seeking employment
Recent Aerospace Engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Martin-Baker Aircraft Company, and BAE Systems
We are members of the C.D.I.O Initiative (Conceive Design Implement Operate), a worldwide network of academic professionals, industry representatives, and engineering leaders who have a passion for engineering education and engineering leadership. The C.D.I.O framework has been embedded into our undergraduate degree programme, ensuring you’ll put into practice what you learn through “Design and Build” projects during your studies.
What's the course about?
While much of this course is common with B.Eng. (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, this degree specialises in the design of space vehicles, with a particular emphasis on rocket propulsion, space flight control, and satellite communication systems. For many of our students, the highlights of the course are the group design projects in the Third / Final Year, where you join with other aerospace students to design a complete aircraft. You’ll also work with astrophysicists to design a space vehicle in conjunction with a major space industry employer.
Your main campus is College Lane
This is where the creative arts, science, and health-related subjects are based. This means you’ll share the campus with future nurses, scientists, artists, and more. You can use the common rooms to relax with friends, work out in the 24-hour gym or have a drink in our on-campus pub or cafes. We also have restaurants for you to eat in or grab something on the go. Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.
This course includes the options of: