The main aerospace engineering topics you’ll study include aerodynamics, aero structures, flight dynamics and control, propulsion systems, communications, avionics and aircraft materials.
The programmes include a two day flight test course in a Jetstream aircraft.
Our Aerospace Engineering degree programmes are double accredited (by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers).
Programme in detail
Year One students study core engineering modules such as Structures; Fluid mechanics; Thermodynamics; Materials; Maths; Electronics and management. The module Introduction to aerospace engineering provides a first insight into this exciting discipline.
This, alongside general engineering skills such as technical drawing and communication is reinforced throughout the year via a designbuild- test project where students are required to demonstrate their learning by creating an unmanned glider aircraft for use in a humanitarian mission.
Year Two includes a two day flight course on board a Jetstream aircraft. Students take modules in Aeroengines; Avionics; Computer programming; Maths; Dynamics; Structures design; Aircraft performance and project management.
Year Three students undertake an individual project providing the opportunity to conduct research and develop innovative concepts in their preferred technical area of interest. They also take modules in Aerodynamics; Flight dynamics and control; Aerostructures; Avionics; Aircraft design; Composite materials and management. They can also take optional modules in topics such as spaceflight and rotorcraft flight.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
316 Year One undergraduates in 2016
UK league tables
Ranked 15th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017 and General Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK for 4* and 3* research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
90% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Unistats 2016)
Why this subject?
Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future
At Liverpool, your learning environment reflects your future working environment. Our emphasis is on active learning, supported by traditional lectures and tutorials. You will benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, Government, research laboratories and academics around the world. We have received many accolades from the engineering industry who regard our graduates as among the most employable in the world – the highest validation of our approach.
Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities
We are a Centre of Excellence for engineering research and have a highly respected reputation for world leading experimental facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory. This is one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories in Europe and is at the heart of undergraduate learning. The state-of-the-art facilities that you will benefit from include two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind turbines, a water flume, additive manufacturing machines and many more.
Put your learning into practice through a year in industry
There is nothing like spending a year working in industry as part of your degree for consolidating your knowledge and giving you a head start in the job market after you graduate. A year in industry can be taken in all our programmes.
Shape our flexible programmes around you
Our programmes provide opportunities for specialisation in one discipline or a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.
Gain professional accreditation
All our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. A MEng degree from Liverpool satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).