Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies MEng (Hons)

Key information


The programme is very similar to the MEng Aerospace Engineering degree programme (H421) but includes the pilot studies modules in Years One and Two from the BEng Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies degree programme (H401).

An additional fee of approximately £4,285 is required to cover the costs of the mandatory 20 hours pilot training (subject to change due to fuel prices).

Programme in detail

The MEng is designed to offer students a greater depth and breadth of specialist knowledge in the core aerospace subjects with a range of advanced Year Four modules, such as such as Advanced Aerodynamics; Advanced Aerostructures; Flight Handling Qualities; Advanced guidance systems and Enterprise Studies. Students are then able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding in the Year 4 Capstone Design Project.

Year One students study core engineering modules such as Structures; Fluid Mechanics; Thermodynamics; Materials; Maths; Electronics and Management. The Pilot Studies module provides a first insight into this exciting career. 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. The pilot studies module (based on the PPL ground school syllabus) complements the flight training programme of 20 hours which is mandatory.

Year Two students take modules in Aeroengines; Avionics; Computer Programming; Maths; Dynamics; Structures; Design; Aircraft Performance and Project Management. The Pilot Studies modules are based on the Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) ground school syllabus.

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 Aircraft design; Aerodynamics; Flight dynamics and control; Aerostructures; Avionics; Composite materials and management. They can also take optional modules in topics such as spaceflight.

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

Graduate prospects

97% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17) and 100% of Mechanical Engineering MEng students employed after graduation ( 2018).

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 tunnels 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 of our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional engineering institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. An MEng degree in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering from Liverpool, satisfies all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We have excellent links with the professional engineering institutions and benefit from their support.