The main aerospace engineering topics you’ll study include aerodynamics, aerostructures, 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)
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 design-build-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; Dynamic Systems; 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
267 Year One undergraduates in 2018
UK league tables
Ranked 14th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2019
97% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)
Why this subject?
Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future
You'll benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, Government, research laboratories and academics.
Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities
Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory, two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind turbines and a water flume.
Shape our flexible programmes around you
Specialise in one discipline or develop 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).