Studying an Aerospace Engineering degree gives you expert training in the theory and operation of aeronautical vehicles, from jet-powered and propeller-driven planes to gliders and helicopters.
You will learn about the full engineering journey, from concept on the ground to handle in the sky. Whether your main interest concerns the design, analysis, testing or flight, at Swansea we have it covered.
This multi-disciplinary course provides a real-world insight into the atmosphere of our planet and the cosmos beyond, as well as the technologies needed to explore them.
As you progress, your developing analytical abilities will combine with hands-on experience of state-of-the-art equipment, establishing skills which are vital to securing employment in the wider aerospace industry.
Why Aerospace Engineering at Swansea?
Engineering at Swansea University has a strong reputation and attracts students from across the world.
Did you know?
Aerospace Engineering at Swansea is ranked 7th in the UK, and 5th for Graduate Prospects by the Times University Guide 2020.
Within six months of graduating, 94% of Aerospace Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduates DLHE).
This course offers you the opportunity to spend a year in industry (UCAS H402), in the UK or overseas, giving valuable work experience as well as a salary that is currently over £15,000 on average. Support and guidance is provided to help secure your placement.
We also offer you the option to spend a year abroad (UCAS 401) at a partner university which enriches the degree, giving a valuable cultural experience which can broaden your horizons when seeking employment.
Your Aerospace Engineering experience
In your first year you can take a flying lesson and throughout your course will be working with facilities like the Merlin MPX521 Engineering Flight Simulator, the JetCat P120 Engine and multiple wind tunnels ensuring you are always fully up to speed.
Aerospace Engineering Employment Opportunities
Graduates of the BEng Aerospace Engineering degree at Swansea are set on course for a range of employment opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles:
Aircraft Design Engineer
High-Speed Railway Engineer
Flight Test Engineer
Aerodynamicist in Motorsport and Sustainable Energy Sector
Our graduates go on to have interesting and varied careers at companies such as Rolls Royce, Airbus, BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Royal Air Force and Jaguar Land Rover.Our average graduate salary after 6 months of graduating is £25,000.
The entry requirements for the BEng Aerospace Engineering course are:
ABB-BBB at A-level (including Mathematics).
Other recommended subjects include:
Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement are taken into account.
Or 32 overall with either 5 at HL (or 6 at SL) “Mathematics: analysis and approaches”, or 5 at HL (or 7 at SL) “Mathematics: applications and interpretation”
Students studying for BTEC qualifications in relevant subjects require D*D*D* - D*D*D, to include B at A Level Mathematics. If they are not taking A Level Mathematics, they must achieve a minimum D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’ modules of the BTEC. Students are also required to have a minimum two A grades at GCSE, to include a minimum grade B in Mathematics and two other Science subjects.
Find out the entry requirements for an international student.
Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.
If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.
How You're Taught
The College of Engineering uses a variety of teaching methods including; taught/lecture-based, small group work, laboratory-based, project/assignment-based, use of Blackboard. Increasingly lectures are exploring the use of lecture recording, blended learning and flipped learning.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.