Kingston University
Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) BEng (Hons)
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 100 graduates of Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) BEng (Hons) and other courses in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering at Kingston University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
55 /100
100 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 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 £25000 £27500 £32500
25-75 percentile range £22500 - £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 £29125 £32050 £37396
25-75 percentile range £24982 - £32443 £25785 - £37213 £30105 - £44675

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Both the MEng and BEng degrees are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), 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.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

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.

Future Skills

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

Career opportunities

Aerospace is a highly successful sector of UK industry. Graduates have gained jobs with Boeing, BAE Systems, Qinetiq, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Lockheed Martin and British Airways.

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.

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 (Space Technology) BEng (Hons) at Kingston University

30% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
5% Engineering professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals

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

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

Qualification requirements

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Including one in a relevant subject/science (90 UCAS tariff points)

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), BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Aerospace Engineering (Space Technology) BEng (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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

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.

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Student composition of Kingston University

undergraduates:
12155
postgraduates:
4525
Total:
16680
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