Kingston University
Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 4-year SW BEng (Hons)
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston

– Both the MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society as leading to chartered engineer (CEng) status.

– You’ll have access to cutting-edge equipment, such as a rocket lab and a satellite ground station.

– 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.

About this course

These courses are ideal if you’re interested in the design, construction and operation of aircraft and would like to extend your studies into space.

You’ll examine the challenges of space flight and the benefits of using the space environment. You’ll study aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, dynamics and materials, the design of spacecraft, payloads and space dynamics, and will carry out a practical rocket design exercise.

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 53 graduates of Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 4-year SW BEng (Hons) at Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Aeronautical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
62 /100
53 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 4-year SW BEng (Hons) at Kingston University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 4-year SW BEng (Hons) 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 £27000 £26500 £31500
25-75 percentile range £23500 - £29000 £19500 - £33000 £21000 - £40000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Aeronautical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28224 £31085 £35821
25-75 percentile range £24990 - £31347 £24326 - £36335 £27897 - £42573

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 4-year SW BEng (Hons) at Kingston University

30% Engineering professionals
12% Business and public service associate professionals
11% Managers, directors and senior officials
8% Elementary occupations
7% Skilled trades occupations
7% Sales occupations
7% Process, plant and machine operatives
4% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
4% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
3% Secretarial and related 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

To include Maths and Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points. 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.

All BTECs must include Distinction in Further Maths for Technicians & Further Mechanical Principles or equivalent.

Equivalent of 112 UCAS points which must include Maths and Physics 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
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Costs

Tuition Fees Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 4-year SW BEng (Hons)

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

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit:
https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

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.

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.

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