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Aerospace Systems Masters (MSc)

Mode Duration Start date
Full time 1 year September 2020

Kingston's Aerospace Systems MSc

The aerospace systems field has many unique features which facilitate a range of approaches to teaching and learning and distinguish it from other postgraduate fields. It is delivered as a full time residential course and the students undertaking it bring with them a wide range of operational experience. This allows extensive use of group based learning activities.

The students are able to undertake a number of visits to industrial and military establishments throughout the UK and abroad. This gives them first hand exposure to the very latest developments and allows them to compare the approaches used by different organisations. Students have access to classified and commercially confidential material and to experts within industry and the MOD.

This course is taught at MOD Boscombe Down and is only MOD personnel can apply.

What will you study?

The MSc Aerospace Systems provides specialist education at postgraduate level in advanced avionics and aerospace concepts for operationally experienced officers from the RAF and other military services from the UK and abroad. The programme is designed to enhance the defence procurement process by providing intelligent customers.

Modules

The programme is 45 weeks of allocated time and consists of 4 directly assessed modules, 7 indirectly assessed modules and a major research project. The modules consist of lectures, problem analysis sessions, background reading and individual and group coursework. The time allocation for these activities varies between the modules and a breakdown of the allocation is given in the module descriptions.

During the allocated hours of student learning, students are encouraged to develop a life-long learning approach to gaining new knowledge and skills. The coursework for modules entails critical reading of professional literature and writing structured reports. The student's communication and team working skills are further developed in individual modules by the students giving oral presentations and working in groups.

  • AE7100 Personal Project
  • AE7101 Sensors (Radar and Electro-Optical Systems)
  • AE7102 Telecommunications and Information Systems
  • AE7103 Applied Aerospace (Navigation Systems, Platforms, Flight trials)
  • AE7104 Aerospace Practices

Teaching and assessment

The teaching and learning methods consist primarily of directed reading, formal lectures, problem analysis sessions, group work and individual coursework. The formal lectures are used to introduce course material and to identify priorities for self-study. Substantial course notes typically support the formal lectures. The problem analysis sessions allow students to work on problems and design exercises under the guidance of academic staff. This helps to consolidate the material covered in the lectures, and aims to equip students with the skills and methods required for extracting and synthesising information; promoting rigour, curiosity, excellence, originality and breadth of knowledge.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and CANVAS, the online virtual learning platform.

Academic support

Our academic support team here at Kingston University provides help in a range of areas.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of academic staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at Kingston and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.

Your workload

  • Year 1: 45% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity.
  • Scheduled teaching and learning: 818 hours
  • Guided independent study: 982 hours

Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

How you will be assessed

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose:

  • 86% coursework
  • 14% exams

(repeat for each year, if part time)

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020 3308 9931*

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Location

This course is taught at MOD Boscombe Down

Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at MOD Boscombe Down

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020 3308 9931*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at MOD Boscombe Down

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