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Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry

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The deadline for UK students to apply for this course for entry in 2023 was 25 January 2023.

The deadline for international students is 30 June 2023.

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    Master of Engineering

    Master of Engineering, MEng, is an integrated master’s degree which combines undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single course.

    Course overview

    Study Aerospace Engineering and by the end of your time at Liverpool, you will be able to show that you can now design, build, test and fly an aircraft.


    The Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng is a four-year integrated Master’s degree developed to fast-track our graduates to become Chartered Engineers either with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers or the Royal Aeronautical Society.

    As an aerospace engineering student, you will experience a wide variety of topics and modes of study, whether it be conducting research, analysing reports or designing and building an aircraft.

    By studying the MEng, you will develop a greater depth and breadth and specialist knowledge in core aerospace subjects than on the three year BEng degree programme. At the end of the degree you will be able to demonstrate further key skills required by employers in advanced modules such as advanced aerodynamics; advanced aerostructures; flight handling qualities; advanced guidance systems and enterprise studies.

    On this year in industry programme, you will spend year three of this programme on a year-long placement with an approved company/organisation. During this time, you will develop work-based transferrable skills and professional competences leading to enhanced employability which will make you well placed to take up opportunities in project-based, research and management roles, both within the aerospace sector as well as other engineering industries and beyond. The year in industry is dependent upon placements being available and is subject to your performance in previous years.

    What you'll learn

    • Aircraft design and manufacturing
    • Flight testing
    • Systems engineering
    • How to conduct independent research
    • Aerodynamics
    • Flight dynamics and control
    • How to deal with complex problems that may  require compromise to meet competing requirements


    The MEng degree is recognised throughout the UK and fully satisfies the Engineering Council’s academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. All of our Aerospace Engineering degree programmes are accredited, or pending accreditation, by our professional bodies, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and are a recognised qualification on the route to Chartered Engineer status.

    Accreditations in detail


    The MEng degree is recognised throughout the UK and fully satisfies the Engineering Council’s academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. All of our Aerospace Engineering degree programmes are accredited, or pending accreditation, by our professional bodies, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and are a recognised qualification on the route to Chartered Engineer status.

    Course content

    Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.

    Year one

    You will study the core engineering topics that provide a firm background and understanding of aerospace engineering.

    Compulsory modules

    Electrical Circuits for Engineers (ELEC121)

    Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

    ​To provide students with a basic understanding of electronics from first principles covering analogue and electromechanical systems. Basic circuits and theory will be introduced including the use of semiconductor devices such as diodes and transistors. Electromechanics will be developed to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of the principles of DC and AC machines, transformers and linear actuators


    Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 2

    To provide students with a basic understanding of modelling and simulation techniques. Mathematical modelling and graph theory will be introduced to develop practical skills in the modelling and designing of different types of systems including electromechanical systems.


    Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

    A short module to introduce students to the language and main concepts of the aerospace engineer to provide a solid basis for the remainder of their degree programme


    Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

    This module introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of elementary statistics and programming. It explains the purposes and advantages of analysing data collected specifically to solve problems in engineering, reviews available software tools and programming languages used to formulate and answer basic engineering questions. It draws on examples from applications across the range of School of Engineering program areas.​


    Credits: 7.5 / Semester: semester 1

    ​​​This module introduces students to important mechanical properties of metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics, construction materials and composites used in engineering industry. It also introduces the mechanical testing techniques used to measure such properties, the common mechanisms of materials and component failure in use, and some appreciation of materials processing. The laboratory sessions are designed to familiase students with engineering laboratory methods and procedures, as well as providing an experience of hands-on mechanical testing techniques.


    Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

    This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and theory of how engineering structures work to sustain loads. It will also show how stress analysis leads to the design of safer structures. It will also provide students with the means to analyse and design basic structural elements as used in modern engineering structures.

    Approaches to Audiovisual Media ()

    Credits: 30 / Semester:

    Professional Engineering: a skills toolkit (ENGG111)

    Credits: 30 / Semester: whole session

    Energy Science (ENGG116)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session


    Credits: 22.5 / Semester: whole session

    MATH198 is a Year 1 mathematics module for students of programmes taught in the School of Engineering, e.g. Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical or Industrial Design Engineering. It is designed to reinforce and build upon A-level mathematics, providing you with the strong background required in your engineering studies and preparing you for the Year 2 mathematics module MATH299 (Mathematics engineering II). In the first semester, the foundations are laid: differential calculus, vector algebra, integration and applications. Semester two covers complex numbers, differential equations, Laplace transformations and functions of two variables

    Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

    Our curriculum

    The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

    • Digital fluency
    • Confidence
    • Global citizenship

    Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

    • Research-connected teaching
    • Active learning
    • Authentic assessment

    All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

    Course options

    Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.

    Global Opportunities

    University of Liverpool students can choose from an exciting range of study placements at partner universities worldwide.

    What's available on this course?

    Year in China

    Immerse yourself in Chinese culture on an optional additional year at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in stunning Suzhou.

    • Learn Chinese
    • Study in a bustling world heritage city
    • Improve employment prospects
    • Study Chinese culture
    • 30 minutes from Shanghai
    • Learn new skills

    Read more about Year at XJTLU, China

    Language study

    Every student at The University of Liverpool can study a language as part of, or alongside their degree. You can choose:

    • A dedicated languages degree
    • A language as a joint or major/ minor degree
    • Language modules (selected degrees)
    • Language classes alongside your studies

    Read more about studying a language

    Study as a bachelor's degree

    This course is also available as a four year BEng (Hons) programme.

    View Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies with a Year in Industry BEng (Hons)

    Your experience

    The School of Engineering has world-class, modern, engineering teaching and learning facilities. Within the School there are traditional lecture theatres as well as teaching laboratories, PC teaching centres, smaller study rooms and one of the University’s largest PC teaching/study rooms with over 160 high-specification workstations with specialist engineering software installed. The School also houses impressive specialist engineering research laboratories and research facilities that provide the setting for student practical work and many student projects.

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    What students say...

    I chose engineering because even if I decided not to do engineering, the skills I learn are very transferable, which gives me wider variety of job prospects. My placement has given me an insight into what I want my future to look like. Working in a company is not like anything I have experienced at university and it has changed how I want my career to look.

    Sheng Lan Bell, MEng Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry

    Careers and employability

    As a student you will have maximum opportunities for career prospects, graduate opportunities, student summer placements specifically during the annual engineering careers fair with 30 blue chip companies attending (including Jaguar Land Rover, Nestle, Toyota, JCB, British Army, United Utilities, ABB Ltd, Network Rail, BAE Systems and many more).

    Our research-led teaching ensures that we incorporate the latest advances in cutting edge engineering research. As well as achieving a degree qualification, you will graduate as an industry-ready engineer who has both practical experience and highly desirable skills to the engineering industry.

    Work experience opportunities

    Many students undertake placements during the summer or for a full academic year in leading engineering companies.

    Postgraduate opportunities

    A number of our graduates go on to postgraduate study at MSc or PhD level, either remaining at Liverpool or going to another institution of their choice.

    Qualifying you for life

    Our teaching programmes are highly rated and this is underpinned by an extensive programme of research. All of our programmes are strongly linked with industry, both formally through our industrial advisory boards, and informally through industry contacts and alumni.

    Preparing you for future success

    At Liverpool, our goal is to support you to build your intellectual, social, and cultural capital so that you graduate as a socially-conscious global citizen who is prepared for future success. We achieve this by:

    • Embedding employability within your , through the modules you take and the opportunities to gain real-world experience offered by many of our courses.
    • Providing you with opportunities to gain experience and develop connections with people and organisations, including student and graduate employers as well as our global alumni.
    • Providing you with the latest tools and skills to thrive in a competitive world, including access to Handshake, a platform which allows you to create your personalised job shortlist and apply with ease.
    • Supporting you through our peer-to-peer led Careers Studio, where our career coaches provide you with tailored advice and support.

    Meet our alumni

    Hear what graduates say about their career progression and life after university.

    Fees and funding

    Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.

    Tuition fees

    UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
    Full-time place, per year £9,250
    Year in industry fee £1,850
    Year abroad fee £1,385
    International fees
    Full-time place, per year £25,750
    Year in industry fee £1,850
    Year abroad fee £12,875
    Fees stated are for the 2023-24 academic year.

    Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support. Learn more about tuition fees, funding and student finance.

    Additional costs

    We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This may include a laptop, books or stationery. All safety equipment, other than boots, is provided free of charge by the department.

    Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.

    Additional study costs

    We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This may include a laptop, books or stationery. All safety equipment, other than boots, is provided free of charge by the department.

    Stationery and equipment
    All essential safety equipment, other than boots, is provided free of charge by the department.

    Find out more about additional study costs.

    Scholarships and bursaries

    We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover tuition fees and help with living expenses while at university.

    Scholarships and bursaries you can apply for from the United Kingdom

    Entry requirements

    The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

    My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.

    Your qualification Requirements

    About our typical entry requirements

    A levels

    AAA including Mathematics and a second science.

    Applicants with the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) are eligible for a reduction in grade requirements. For this course, the offer is AAB with A in the EPQ.

    You may automatically qualify for reduced entry requirements through our contextual offers scheme.

    GCSE 4/C in English and 4/C in Mathematics
    Subject requirements

    Mathematics and a second science.

    Applicants following the modular Mathematics A Level must be studying A Level Physics or Further Mathematics as the second science (or must be studying at least one Mechanics module in their Mathematics A Level).

    Accepted Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Further Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Physics and Statistics.

    For applicants from England: For science A levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a "Pass" is required.

    BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

    Acceptable at grade Distinction alongside AA in A Level Mathematics and a second science.

    BTEC Level 3 Diploma

    D*D in relevant BTEC considered alongside A Level Mathematics grade A. Accepted BTECs include Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Engineering.

    BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

    Not accepted without grade A in A Level Mathematics

    International Baccalaureate

    35 overall, including 5 at Higher Level Mathematics and Physics

    Irish Leaving Certificate H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 including H1 in Higher Mathematics and Higher Second Science.
    Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

    Pass Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAA including Mathematics and a second science.

    Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Not accepted
    Cambridge Pre-U Diploma D3 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade A Global Perspectives and Short Courses are not accepted.
    Access Not accepted
    International qualifications

    Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, meaning your qualifications may not meet our direct entry requirements. Although there is no direct Foundation Certificate route to this course, completing a Foundation Certificate, such as that offered by the University of Liverpool International College, can guarantee you a place on a number of similar courses which may interest you.

    Contextual offers: reduced grade requirements

    Based on your personal circumstances, you may automatically qualify for up to a two-grade reduction in the entry requirements needed for this course. When you apply, we consider a range of factors – such as where you live – to assess if you’re eligible for a grade reduction. You don’t have to make an application for a grade reduction – we’ll do all the work.

    Find out more about how we make reduced grade offers.

    About our entry requirements

    Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new UCAS cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

    Recent changes to government policy which determine the number of students individual institutions may admit under the student number control also have a bearing on our entry requirements and acceptance levels, as this policy may result in us having fewer places than in previous years.

    We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. For this reason, we consider a range of factors in addition to predicted grades, widening participation factors amongst other evidence provided. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted in the prospectus and on the website.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Changes to Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng

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