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University of Hertfordshire MSc Engineering (Aerospace) (Near S.T.E.M.)
University of Hertfordshire

MSc Engineering (Aerospace) (Near S.T.E.M.)

16 Months


Full time, Part time

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GBP 13,950 *


* international students full time, part time £1160 per 15 credits / UK students full time £9450, part time £790 per 15 credits / EU students full time £13950, part time £1160 per 15 credits


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"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."

Why choose Herts?

  • Industry Accreditation: This course is RAes and IMechE accredited and meets the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) registration.
  • Fantastic Facilities: You will have direct access to extensive labs exclusively open for aerospace engineering students including flight simulators, industry-level CAE software packages, and wind tunnels.
  • Employment Prospects: Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles in design, R&D, manufacturing and testing for organisations including Airbus, Boeing Bombardier, and BAE Systems.

About the course

The aim of the programme is to equip non-engineering graduates with a S.T.E.M. background to meet the stringent demands of today’s highly competitive industrial environment. On completion of these courses, students acquire a broad understanding of Engineering with a focus on aerospace engineering.

The School has over 50 years of experience of teaching aerospace and has established an excellent international reputation in this field. We offer extensive lab facilities for aerospace engineering students, including a flight simulator, the latest software packages and wind tunnels. This M.Sc. combines analysis and design with management skills to produce highly employable postgraduates.

The development of skills and advancement of knowledge focus on:

  • dynamic structural and aeroelastic analysis of aerospace vehicles, flight dynamics, stability and control and the implications for the design and construction of aerospace vehicles;
  • the construction of CFD models and to assess implications of results, the limitations of present techniques and the potential future direction of developments in the CFD and aerodynamics field;
  • appreciation of the need for process, product development and quality and reliability issues relevant to the introduction of products in a cost-effective and timely manner;

A critical review of the present knowledge base, its applicability, usage and relevance to enhance product and enterprise performance.

Why choose this course?

This pioneering programme consists of a number of “specialist” Masters awards with an expectation that students will have studied a S.T.E.M.-related discipline to a Bachelor’s level or equivalent, as opposed to a “traditional” masters philosophy aimed at students from an engineering background. The programme offers options with separate entry routes for candidates transitioning from ‘Near S.T.E.M.’ and ‘Far S.T.E.M.’ disciplines:

  • The Near S.T.E.M. route is for admission of relevant first-degree candidates and whose programme would have made extensive use of applied mathematics to design and explain engineering and/or scientific concepts (e.g., physics or maths).

Student experience

At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation, and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

Additional information

  • Sandwich placement or study abroad year: n/a
  • Applications open to international and EU students: Yes


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