Do you want to understand how to design, build, test and fly an aircraft? We will show you how. By the end of your time at Liverpool, you will show us that you can. The main aerospace engineering topics you’ll study during your course include aerodynamics, aerostructures, flight dynamics and control, propulsion systems, avionics, aerospace materials and aircraft design.
All of our Aerospace Engineering degree programmes are accredited, or pending accreditation, by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Our programmes are designed to offer students a greater depth and breadth of specialist knowledge in the core aerospace subjects with a range of advanced Year Four/Five modules. These programmes fully satisfy the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a European Engineer (Eur Ing).
Programme in detail
During Year One and Year Two, students will study the core engineering topics that provide a firm background and understanding of aerospace engineering. Year Two includes a two-day flight test course in the national flying laboratory aircraft.
During Year Three students will spend time on a year-long placement with an approved company/organisation.
In Year Four students will undertake an individual project. This provides you with the opportunity to conduct independent research and/or develop innovative concepts in your preferred technical area of interest.
Work placement/Year in industry
Students are encouraged to gain relevant work experience to enhance their employability by applying for a summer internship or a year placement with an approved company/organisation. The School of Engineering MEng and BEng with a year in industry programmes are available to all* students. Whilst the School of Engineering and the University will provide the necessary support and guidance, it is the responsibility of the student to secure an industrial placement. Applicants should note that industrial placements are highly sought after and competition to be accepted into one can be significant. They therefore cannot be guaranteed. Students who fail to secure a suitable placement offer will transfer back to the standard version of the programme without a year in industry.
*Overseas students are applicable, though restrictions may apply.
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) and 100% of Mechanical Engineering MEng students employed after graduation (unistats.co.uk 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.