Queen Mary University of London
Aerospace Structures and Materials MSc (PG)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Modern aerospace structures typically require the use of composite materials, advanced manufacturing of structural components, optimal design and thin-walled constructions. The programme is aimed at students who already have an in depth knowledge of aerospace engineering and material science, and who wish to specialise further in an area of Aerospace Structures and Materials. You will be able to choose study modules that align with your background, your choice of specialisation area and your project topic.

Aircraft manufacturers and design today face the challenge of developing lighter, fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly aircraft. To cope with requirements of the development of novel aero-structures, advanced techniques in manufacturing make effective use of advanced materials. To obtain the level of performance required from flight structures, thorough knowledge of material limitations, structural stability and strength considerations are essential. In the School of Engineering and Materials Science, current researches emphasizes on the advanced computational material/structural design, thermo-mechanics, machining/forming of titanium components, structural dynamics, vehicular crashworthiness, multiscale modelling, functional graded materials structures, aeroelasticity, structural health monitoring and design optimization. This specialization covers theory, computations, experiments and implementation issues, as well as the study of specific cutting edge aerospace vehicles.

This MSc includes a substantial research project in aerospace structure and material engineering, supervised by staff working in a wide range of research areas and working in our excellent facilities. These include high performance computing clusters owned by QMUL, a wide range of internal combustion engines, heat transfer facilities, wind tunnels, an anechoic chamber, a UK cueSim Flight Simulator, a France-Price Induction jet engine test bench, and materials synthesis and characterisation labs.

Our academic staff, are involved in internationally recognised research in a wide range of topics, including:

  • Aerospace structures, including manufacturing and optimization

  • Materials science, including structural and functional materials

  • Computational engineering, both solids, aero-acoustics and aerodynamics

  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics

  • Control engineering

  • Robotics

The accredited MEng fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements, for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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 a Chartered Engineer.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 25 graduates of Aerospace Structures and Materials MSc (PG) at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Aeronautical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
61 /100
25 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 Structures and Materials MSc (PG) at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Aerospace Structures and Materials MSc (PG) 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 £33000
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £30000 £20500 - £32000 £25000 - £42000


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 Structures and Materials MSc (PG) at Queen Mary University of London

30% Information Technology Professionals
15% Skilled trades occupations
15% Engineering professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals

Please refer to our website

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Aerospace Structures and Materials, MSc (PG).

This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The CAH3 code for this course is CAH10-01-04. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages. This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The JACS code for this course is H403. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages. An undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in a mechanically-based engineering subject or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to contact us for guidance in specific cases. IELTS 6.5 is required. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements page. If you do not meet the language requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the School of Engineering and Materials Science for assistance.

Costs

Average student cost of living in London

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 Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #19 
    • #223 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Engineering

    • #14 
    • #266 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

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What students say about studying Aeronautical Engineering in the UK?

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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