Kingston University
Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 75 graduates of Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) and other courses in at Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
55 /100
75 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £27500 £32500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £27000 £22500 - £32000 £24500 - £39000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27597 £32050 £37396
25-75 percentile range £23821 - £30797 £25785 - £37213 £30105 - £44675

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course received 100 percent satisfaction for learning resources (National Student Survey 2018).

  • Both the MEng and BEng (Hons) degrees are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

  • In Year 4 of the MEng degree, you’ll continue to deepen and broaden your expertise and undertake a major group design project. A specialist Space Mission Analysis and Design module will cover the design, cost, logistical and operational implications of space missions.

  • Facilities include a Lear Jet, a 747’s cockpit, a flight simulator, a satellite ground station, a rocket lab, open and closed channel wind tunnels.

About this course

Aerospace engineering at Kingston has an innovative curriculum, excellent links with industry and cutting-edge facilities. It is the perfect place to study aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, dynamics and materials.

You’ll put theory straight into practice, applying what you learn to the problems of aerospace design and taking part in a group design project.

We offer both BEng and MEng degrees. The MEng has an extra year of study and can provide a faster route to chartered engineer (CEng) status. It also has the option to integrate an industrial placement with further studies (subject to accreditation by RAeS).

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Aerospace Engineering, BEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) at Kingston University

25% Sales occupations
15% Engineering professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Sports and fitness occupations

Teaching includes lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions, backed up by design classes and workshop sessions. Assessment is usually split between exam and continuous assessment coursework (such as reports, computer exercises, laboratories and essays). Some modules are assessed by coursework only.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS points from three A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Maths and suitable Science subject required.

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points which must include Maths & Science in Advanced Highers

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points from an Engineering subject. All Maths and Physics units must be level 3 and Distinctions

Must include Grade 5 in Maths & Physics subject at Higher Level. English Language required at 5 Standard Level or 4 Higher Level.

Engineering subject with a Distinction grade in Mathematics for Engineering Technicians & Mechanical Principles & Applications Units required (Aeronautical BTECs) or a Distinction grade in Further Maths for Technicians and Further Mechanical Principles or equivalent (Engineering BTECs)

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points to include Maths and Science at minimum of H3.

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Aerospace Engineering, BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

Student composition of Kingston University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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