Study engineering: aerospace, aviation and aircraft

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold award

Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a TEF Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

Aerospace engineering

We offer both BEng and MEng degrees, which are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Our facilities include a 747's cockpit, a flight simulator, a satellite ground station, a rocket lab and open and closed channel wind tunnels.

You'll put theory straight into practice, applying what you learn to the problems of aerospace design and taking part in a group design project.

Our courses

Aerospace engineering

Aircraft engineering

Our Aircraft Engineering BEng (Hons) course is the only UK degree that mirrors the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-147– approved courses.

This degree is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) as meeting the requirements for IEng registration with the Engineering Council.

Our courses

Aircraft engineering

Aviation engineering

Our Aviation Engineering BEng (Hons) course aligns with the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UKSPEC) and meets the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineering (IEng)

Our courses

Aviation engineering

Aviation operations with commercial pilot training

This course will help you take off as a pilot and future aviation leader.

In Year 2 you'll be based at one of our partner flight schools, L3Harris or Skyborne, which are approved Air Training Organizations (ATO), with training delivered by specialist ground school instructors.

You'll study the syllabus of the 13 Theoretical Knowledge exams needed to obtain a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATPL (A) licence.

Our courses

Aviation operations with commercial pilot training

Our facilities

Our aircraft engineering students have access to our fully-equipped Aero Lab. This provides them with the tools and a real world hands-on experience to gain strong career prospects for the future.

This lab has been specially designed to allow students to gain experience in diagnostics, inspection, condition monitoring, component and equipment replacement and rectification, key skills for any aircraft engineer.

Our flight simulator is equipped with visual display, instrumentation, pilot controls, motion base and instruction station.

Our facilities

Future Skills

Knowledge to give you the edge

Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

A female engineering student, in the engineering lab.
Virtual Experience

Virtual Experience

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