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Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Aerospace Engineering.
Aerospace Engineering involves the research and development of aircraft and its associated technologies. The subject is generally split into aeronautical engineering, concerned with atmospheric vehicles such as planes, and astronautic engineering, with works on aircraft and components which leave the atmosphere, such as satellites.
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An Aerospace Engineering degree covers a number of related disciplines, all of which are necessary to create a full engineering team. They include fluid mechanics, mathematics, software design, propulsion and materials science. An emphasis on technical and management skills, as well as maths, physics and fluid mechanics, means that other branches of engineering and research are open to graduates.
The term ‘rocket scientist’ is synonymous with intelligence in popular culture, and this impression is strengthened by very competitive entry standards for the top UK universities.
Aerospace Engineering graduates find roles in areas such as aircraft and component design, aircraft manufacture, maintenance and testing, flight simulation, patent engineering, systems engineer and structures engineer.
Aerospace Engineering employment opportunities are available at a range of different companies involved in the design and manufacture of aircraft and associated aspects of the industry. Huge companies such as Rolls-Royce Engines, British Airways, Airbus, BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence constantly look at UK Aerospace Engineering graduates when recruiting.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Aerospace Engineering courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Aerospace Engineering universities in The Times and Sunday Times Ranking 2018 below:
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