University of Hertfordshire
Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology MEng (Hons)
University of Hertfordshire

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course specialises in the design of space vehicles with a particular emphasis on rocket propulsion, space flight control, and satellite communication systems; students have access to flight simulators, wind tunnels, specialist laboratories and CAE software; they are offered a flying course at a local flying school with 1-1 instruction on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, which gives an applied approach to the teaching. Design of a modern aerospace system requires a team of engineers, each with their own specialisation. Development of the systems often transcends national boundaries to international flight, worldwide satellite communications and deep space exploration and is a truly international industry. The University has projects in both Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and rocketry, with student projects, research and other activities already running. We have established the UK's premier UAV competition, in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society, for universities across the UK and Europe. We also have a link with two space tourism organisations, and this year we are building a scale prototype of a space-plane, which will be powered by jet engines and a rocket motor. This degree programme includes a module on rocket performance and propulsion. You will have opportunities to gain flying experience at a local flying school. You will also benefit from use of our flight simulator which will enhance your understanding of aircraft performance, stability and control.

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.

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 56 graduates of Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology MEng (Hons) at University of Hertfordshire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Aeronautical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
64 /100
56 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 with Space Technology MEng (Hons) at University of Hertfordshire

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology MEng (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 £25500 £28500 £34500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £28000 £19500 - £33500 £25500 - £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

What You Will Learn

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

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Level 6

Level 7

Modules

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 with Space Technology MEng (Hons) at University of Hertfordshire

30% Engineering professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Skilled trades occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Media Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Maths and either physics or technology or engineering based subjects, excluding general studies/critical thinking

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 With no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent
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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.

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)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of Hertfordshire in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire (UOH) is a publicly funded university in Hertfordshire, England. The university has two campuses that it operates from; College Lane, and de Havilland. The university works with approximately 25,000 students at any given time, and has 11 distinct schools within the university dedicating themselves to a wide variety of subjects.

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