This course is delivered by the School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
The Faculty's wide selection of undergraduate and postgraduate courses covers a diverse range of subject areas, from aerospace to geography; from maths and computing to biotechnology; and many more. Our collaborative set-up provides new opportunities for our students, and we design our courses with industry professionals to ensure you stay up to date with the latest developments.
The University has a long historical association with training aerospace engineers, dating back to the Sopwith Aviation company in 1912. Today we are the largest aerospace provider in higher education (HESA data 07/08).
Kingston is the only UK university approved by the European Aviation Safety Association EASA Pt 14, allowing us to deliver courses at our Roehampton Vale campus. Students benefit from the specialist facilities at Roehampton Vale – from a Boeing 737 fuselage to large scale wind tunnels – all with programmes supported with the latest software technology.
"I have been the course director for the Aerospace Engineering MSc for five years and have been teaching aerodynamics, flight dynamics and aerospace design for the last 14 years.
My research background is involved with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of turbulent flows – whilst our MSc teaching staff has been involved in conducting cutting-edge research on the numerical simulations of high-speed aerodynamics. The research undertaken by the Faculty underpins all our teaching, ensuring you're kept up to date with latest developments.
You'll be based at our Roehampton Vale campus where you'll have access to an excellent range of facilities including a Learjet business aircraft, flight simulator, Boeing 737 fuselage, large-scale wind tunnels, material labs and the latest CFD and CAD software. Plus, you could get involved in a group dissertation project, which have recently included the design of an agricultural aircraft, a fire fighting aircraft and an eco-friendly transport jet.
Interestingly, our past MSc graduates have gone on to many exciting careers including captain of an airliner, chief engineer of a vintage aircraft restoration company and an undercarriage designer for Lufthansa."
See student project work from the Aerospace Engineering MSc programme.
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