From passenger jets to space missions, aerospace engineering deals with the mechanics, materials, fluids and sensors and control systems used in the aviation industry.
In 2016, civil aviation was responsible for transporting 3.8 billion travellers worldwide. The number of passengers is expected to grow at a rate of 3.7% every year, doubling by 2035. Space transport is also becoming increasing important.
Aerospace Engineering might be for you if you:
- Have an interest in the mechanics and materials involved in flight – for civil and military aviation or space travel
- Enjoy solving technical problems and challenges
- Like finding solutions to real problems
Graduates gain skills required to successfully join the aeronautical and space industries but also the wider engineering sector where many of the skills and knowledge developed in the degree programme will be relevant.