Kingston University
Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 5-year SW MEng (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.

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 a minimum of three A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted

Qualification requirements

Maths and at least two Science subjects

Equivalent of 128 UCAS points which must include Maths and Two Sciences subjects

Must include Grade 5 in Maths & TWO Science subjects including Physics at Higher Level. English Language required at 5 SL 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 128 UCAS points with a minimum of H2 from Maths and Two Sciences

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 (Space Technology) 5-year SW, MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) 5-year SW MEng (Hons)

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

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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.

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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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