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City University London

As the UK pioneer in aeronautical education, City is committed to meeting the changing educational, and professional development needs of aerospace professionals.

City University London

Website: http://www.city.ac.uk/sems
Tel: 020 7040 6050
Address: Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB.
Email: semsug@city.ac.uk

City University London has one of the highest proportions of international and graduate students of any university in the UK. It successfully combines academic and professional studies; the majority of students gain a professional as well as an academic award. The University is committed to leading London in education, research and knowledge transfer for business and the professions and is renowned for its international focus and the employability of its graduates.

City's School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences delivers the world’s largest Master’s course for the air transport industry and maintains strong links with industry leaders including BAE Systems, Airbus, Gulf Air, Emirates Airlines, easyJet, and A.J. Walters. It offers a range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Aeronautical Engineering, Air Transport Operations with ATPL, Air Transport Management, Air Safety Management and Aircraft Maintenance Management. Students have access to some of the most advanced research and experimental facilities in the UK. Aeronautics at City has an enviable record of graduate employability within the aviation sector, due to excellent facilities and innovative academic staff with from industry and government laboratories.

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Location: UK - South East, International
Subject: Aereonautics, Air Transport, Pilot Studies, Mechanical, Aerospace
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Post-doctorate
Support: Bursaires

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Cranfield University

Cranfield’s mission to transform knowledge into ingenious solutions in science, technology and management places us at the forefront of some of the world’s most practical, cutting-edge projects.

Cranfield University

Website: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/soe
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 758008
Address: Enquiries Office, Bldg 45. Cranfield University. Bedfordshire. MK43 0AL
Email: enquiries@cranfield.ac.uk

From unique cabin evacuation research to finding life on Mars, zero-emission cars, and from the next generation of anti-landmine devices to a new blood glucose monitor, Cranfield’s focus is squarely on the application of its research. Cranfield has a global reputation for inspirational teaching and research, industrial-scale facilities and superior links with industry and commerce and as a wholly postgraduate institution, Cranfield is the first choice for ambitious and skilled individuals wishing to enrol on Masters’, Doctorate and professional development programmes. Our passion for the areas of expertise we operate in - aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, environment, healthcare, management, manufacturing and security – makes us uniquely placed for both students and corporate patners.

We educate students at postgraduate level on both professional development and degree-awarding courses; they come either to enhance an already chosen career, or to move to a new one. We bring a range of multidisciplinary skills to bear in addressing a number of fields including: Aerospace Automotive Energy Environment Healthcare Manufacturing Security and defence. We undertake a full spectrum of research from basic through to application in order to serve society and inform our teaching. Cranfield’s aim is to transform all its knowledge to practical application. This is mainly achieved through the work of its students and through its work for sponsoring clients.

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Subject: Aereonautics, Aerospace, Air Transport, Avionics, Mechanical, Astrophysics
Courses: Accredited, Postgraduate, Post-doctorate
Support: Bursaires

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Imperial College London

We are the UK's leading Aeronautical Engineering department as assessed by the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. In addition to carrying out fundamental aerospace research we maintain excellent collaborative links with Industry.

Imperial College London

Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautics
Tel: 020 7594 5177
Address: Department of Aeronautics Imperial College London South Kensington Campus London SW7 2AZ
Email: aero.admission@amperial.ac.uk

The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It consists of 300 undergraduates, approximately 70 MSc students, and over 70 research students and research associates within the two sections. The Aerodynamics and Aerostructures divisions assists the management and organisation of both teaching and research. Research covers a very broad spectrum of topics, with a strong partnership between computation and experiment, and strong links with industry.

The Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College has achieved an outstanding reputation for its research in the aeronautical engineering field. This reputation translates into benefits for its students including excellent equipment, workshops and computing facilities. Besides having talented and enthusiastic staff, the Department maintains close connections with industry. The Department participates in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme UROP scheme. Imperial graduates have a thorough understanding of fundamental engineering theory, relevant to all manner of other engineering disciplines. Many are employed by leading aerospace companies including Airbus, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, and F1 teams.

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Location: UK - South East
Courses: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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Perth College UHI

Perth College UHI

Website: http://www.perth.uhi.ac.uk
Tel: 01738 877000
Address: Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2NX, UK
Email: pc.admissions@perth.uhi.ac.uk

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Location: UK - Scotland
Subject: Aereonautics
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science

We are a thriving research intensive department, with over 200 students taking BEng / MEng degrees in aeronautical or aerospace engineering, as well as offering MSc and PhD degrees in this field.

Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science

Website: http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8866
Address: The School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, LONDON, E1 4NS
Email: j.busfield@qmul.ac.uk

We have over 50 academic staff teaching degree programmes in mechanical, aeronautical and medical engineering, and also a range of materials science programmes, and design and innovation. As a research intensive institution, we have over 100 PhD students and post-doctoral scientists working on a range of exciting, cutting edge research, and we enjoy the opportunity to bring this to our undergraduates through lectures and third year projects. Our degree programmes all build from a solid core understanding of maths and engineering fundamentals, to cover specialist topics in the aeronautical field such as flight control, aeroelasticity, aircraft propulsion or aerospace design.

Undergraduate degrees are available in aerospace engineering, aerospace systems and avionics, each offering both a three-year BEng and four-year MEng option. Sandwich degree courses with a year in industry are also available. We offer one year MSc programmes in aerospace engineering, sustainable energy and computational aided engineering, whilst PhD positions are intermittently available with our academic staff. Strong industrial links mean students undertake industrially led group projects, developing both strong technical knowledge and transferable skills. Industrial network days also provide students with opportunities to network, find summer work experience or research future jobs. Recent graduates have successfully joined companies such as Marshall Aerospace, Airbus UK, BAE Systems and Astrium.

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Location: UK - South East
Subject: Aereonautics, Aerospace, Avionics, Mechanical
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Post-doctorate
Support: Bursaires, UAS

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University College London

Research-intensive university

University College London

Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/
Tel: +44 (0)1483 204100
Address: University College London Department of Space and Climate Physics Mullard Space Science Laboratory Holmbury St. Mary Dorking Surrey RH5 6NT United Kingdom
Email: mwt@mssl.ucl.ac.uk

UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in more than 35 satellite missions and over 200 rocket experiments.Our groups of research scientists and development engineers work together to ensure that the instruments we produce are as relevant and competitive as possible. The subsequent data analysis and scientific interpretation of data benefits from the fundamental understanding of the instruments gained from their development and testing.

(Academic Stream, see R. Leal for Industrial Training)

MSc in Space Science and Engineering

MSc in Systems Engineering Management

Research Degrees (PhD) in Space Research and Systems Engineering Management

Summer work experience placements

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Location: UK - South East
Subject: Aerospace
Courses: Postgraduate

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University of Bath

We ranked top for student satisfaction in 2013 and 2014 and picked up Best Campus University in Britain in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014. The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranked us fourth best in the UK. You’ll find everything you need here to shape your university experience, from excellent teaching, to a first-rate library packed with resources, to top sports and arts facilities.

University of Bath

Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/
Tel: (0)1225 388388
Address: University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Email: info@bath.ac.uk

Aerospace Engineering:

Aerospace Engineering is a specialist degree in the design and manufacture of aerospace systems. It includes specialist units in aircraft performance, control and structures along with optional courses covering such areas as composites, advanced aerodynamics, rotorcraft, space flight and noise. Our programme is fully accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

In the third year, students work in groups to design a new aircraft to a specification determined by industry. This involves the development of all of the technologies needed including aerodynamics, control systems, safety and airworthiness, justifying their design in commercial terms.

Our programme is designed to enable you to:

- make a decision on your choice of final degree after you have experienced all of the options available

- all five of our Mechanical Engineering degrees are based on a common programme in the first two years

- pursue professional careers in Aerospace engineering at a level that requires sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative

- develop a detailed understanding of the principles of mechanical engineering science

- develop skills to apply engineering principles to produce original analyses of, and solutions to, engineering problems

- focus on a broad range of specialist fields within Aerospace Engineering through selected option groupings

- provide a high level of technical leadership

- use initiative, effective communication and interpersonal skills

- offer a wide range of subject options after the first two years; students normally proceed to become Chartered Engineers via membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Subject: Aerospace
Courses: Undergraduate, Accredited

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University of Birmingham

At Birmingham, we pride ourselves on offering the highest-quality experience in both your academic and student life. You’ll be joining a leading university community, working alongside academics who are global experts in their field. We’ll guide you towards self study, encouraging and emphasising the importance of originality and independent thinking.

University of Birmingham

Website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3344
Address: Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Email: admissions@bham.ac.uk

Courses:

BSc(Hons) /MSci in Physics with Astrophysics
BSc (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics (with international study)
MEng (Hons) in Materials Engineering with Industrial Experience
BEng (Hons) in Materials Science & Engineering with Business Management
BEng (Hons) in Materials Science & Technology

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University of Brandford

The Bradford School of Engineering, Design & Technology is research and industry led offering accredited UG, PG and research programmes.

University of Brandford

Website: http://www.edt.brad.ac.uk/home
Tel: 01274 234053
Address: Mobile and Satellite Communications Research Centre EDT 2 School of Engineering Design and Technology Richmond Road Bradford BD7 1DP
Email: r.e.sheriff@bradford.ac.uk

University of Bradford’s Mobile and Satellite Communications Research Centre comprises a suite of dedicated, well-equipped laboratories including a state-of-the-art anechoic chamber. The Centre offers research and development (R&D) expertise in various aspects of satellite communications including RF engineering, antenna design, EMC testing, network layer solutions and system analysis.

Bradford University offers bespoke training and continuous professional development offerings. Accredited postgraduate taught courses and research doctorate programmes complement the Centre’s R&D activities. Members of the Centre regularly collaborate with industry, commerce and academia on activities ranging from proposal preparation through to dissemination at leading international conferences and in esteemed journals.

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Location: UK - North West
Subject: Aerospace
Courses: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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University of Brighton

A degree from us will prepare you for a successful future, and give you some great experiences along the way. You’ll be inspired by experts in your subject, learn with like-minded people and enjoy student life in an outstanding coastal location. Our 21,000 students may come from all walks of life, but what they all have in common are inquiring, independent minds.

University of Brighton

Website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/index.aspx
Tel: 01273 600900
Address: Mithras House , Lewes Road , Brighton , BN2 4AT
Email: cemadmissions@brighton.ac.uk

Courses:

MEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering (with sandwich option)

BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering (with sandwich option)

BSc (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering (Top-Up)

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University of Bristol

The University offers more than 200 degree courses made up of Single Honours degrees, which involve studying one main subject and Joint Honours degrees, which allow you to study two subjects alongside one another. Most science, engineering and some medical sciences schools offer a choice of four-year Integrated Masters (MEng, MSci) or three-year Bachelors (BEng, BSc) courses. If you are in doubt about which course to choose, we recommend that you apply for the Masters course to secure four years of financial support, since funding bodies may refuse a subsequent extension of study.

University of Bristol

Website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/
Tel: +44 (0) 117 928 9000
Address: Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH
Email: ug-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

Courses:

BSc/MSci (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics
MEng in Aerospace Engineering (with study abroad option)
BEng Aeronautical Engineering
MEng Aeronautical Engineering
MEng Aeronautical Engineering with study in Continental Europe
MEng Aeronautical Engineering with study abroad
BEng (Hons) Avionic Systems
MEng (Hons) Avionic Systems
MEng (Hons) Avionic Systems with Study Abroad
BEng (Hons) Engineering Design
BEng (Hons) Engineering Design with Study in Industry
MEng Engineering Design
MEng Engineering Design with Study in Industry

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University of Hertfordshire

We have an excellent reputation with the aerospace industry. The first passenger jet aircraft, the Comet, was designed at Hatfield and innovative design remains a major feature of our aerospace courses.

University of Hertfordshire

Website: http://www.herts.ac.uk/et
Tel: 01707 284800
Address: College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB
Email: admissions@herts.ac.uk

We encourage innovative design: an example is the European Student Competition on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ESCO-UAS) in which teams of students from different universities compete to design, build and fly an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle. The increasing number of defence and civil market applications for UAVs bring together traditional aerospace technologies with advanced materials and micro/nano technology. Our aerospace laboratory facilities have been highly rated by our students and include wind tunnels with capabilities up to Mach 4, flight simulators, and industry-standard software. Our rocketry laboratory includes the only rocket motor test cell in a UK university and our staff are undertaking pioneering work on rocket propulsion systems: see rockets.herts.ac.uk

Our aerospace staff have a wealth of industrial experience which gives an applied approach to their teaching and their contacts prove invaluable to our graduates seeking employment. The University offers a suite of aerospace courses to suit your individual career aspirations. Modules are studied in common in the early stages allowing you the opportunity to transfer between the courses before you specialise. All our courses include pilot training, either as part of the course or as optional extra study with one to one instruction at a nationally recognised flight centre. This will help you to appreciate aircraft flying characteristics and will form the basis for some of your advanced theoretical studies. It may also be used towards gaining a Private Pilot’s Licence.

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Location: UK - South East
Subject: Aerospace, Pilot Studies, Mechanical
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Support: Bursaires

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University of Huddersfield

An international employment-focused University with a sound academic reputation, high quality courses and strong links to international commerce and industry.

University of Huddersfield

Website: http://www.hud.ac.uk/sas/trans
Tel: 01484 473346
Address: Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Email: logistics@hud.ac.uk

We are a friendly and student-centred university ranked joint first out of all Yorkshire Universities for high quality staff and lectures. We also have a strong professional orientation and a focus on employability, which is why our graduate and postgraduate employment rates are so high. We have been offering our BSc(Hons) Air Transport and Logistics Management degree since 2006 based on the experience we have built up in these areas over many years. Since its launch this course has become one of the most popular courses in the Division of Logistics, Transport and Tourism at the University of Huddersfield attracting students from all over the world.

Huddersfield is one of the top ten UK universities for integrating paid work placements into its courses. This means that you can be confident that the investment you make in your education at Huddersfield will help you to secure a bright future. Our Air Transport and Logistics Management course has been specifically developed in close collaboration with industry to provide you with the right knowledge and skills for the professions of today’s international economy. Every year our Air Transport and Logistics Management students enjoy work placements throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. The course also includes guest lectures and industry-sponsored projects. Graduates from the course have joined major players in the Air Transport and Logistics industries.

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Location: UK - North East
Subject: Air Transport
Courses: Undergraduate

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is a dynamic university with a strong international focus that prides itself on its close links to industry and is ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability.

University of Limerick

Website: http://www.mabe.ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-213034
Address: International Education Division, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Email: international@ul.ie

The Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) places particular emphasis on its industry links and its highly successful B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering has been running for over 20 years. Graduates occupy leading positions in blue chip companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace and Rolls-Royce (see graduate profiles at www.mabe.ul.ie), and include the 2011 Boeing Engineer of the Year. The B.E. includes an 8-month work placement in top aerospace companies, and the opportunity for high-performing students to spend a semester in world-renowned Aerospace programmes in the USA. The MABE department is also renowned for its research, in close collaboration with the European aerospace industry, and hosts the Irish Centre for Composites Research (ICOMP).

Besides its four-year B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering, the MABE department also offers a 1-year M.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering, and in 2014 is launching a Bachelor of Technology in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations in partnership with Lufthansa Technik AG subsidiary, Shannon Aerospace Ltd. The B.Tech. is a four-year honours degree, offering a unique blend of academic and industry-focused content, designed to equip students for senior positions in the aircraft industry. Besides obtaining their degree, students can also satisfy the basic knowledge requirements for the EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance License in category C, via EASA modules embedded in the degree programme and delivered by highly experienced aviation industry tutors from Shannon Aerospace.

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Location: International
Subject: Aereonautics, Aerospace, Mechanical
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Support: Bursaires

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University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a world leading research university. Its history dates back to 1881 and the establishment of University College Liverpool.

University of Liverpool

Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/engineering/
Tel: +44 (0)151 794 4701
Address: School of Engineering, The Quadrangle, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GH, UK
Email: ugeng@liv.ac.uk

We aim to help our students to develop the skills and understanding that will allow them to build a successful career. A range of teaching methods are used including problem-based-learning, traditional lectures, laboratories, modern computer simulations, design-build-test exercises and individual projects. Our aim is that each module will have a significant amount of active learning. The main aerospace topics of aerodynamics, flight dynamics, avionics, aerostructures and materials are all taught by staff who undertake leading research in their field. A design project later in the degree provides experience in integrating these topics into a flying prototype. Teaching at Liverpool is supported by the newly built active learning laboratory, flight simulators, computers and wind tunnels.

Our emphasis on active learning throughout our taught programmes is captured in our 'Liverpool Engineer' moto, 'To simulate the active learning of sound engineering principles and practices within an environment which fosters creativity, innovation and professionalism' The Liverpool Engineer is a phrase intended to encapsulate the special nature of a graduate from any of the programmes offered by the Department of Engineering - an engineering education distinctive in the way students engage activity, through design and make, with their learning process.

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Location: UK - North West
Subject: Aerospace, Pilot Studies, Avionics, Mechanical
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Post-doctorate
Support: UAS, Bursaires, Pilot Sponsorship

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University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in aerospace engineering and related disciplines. Our teaching and research is world leading.

University of Sheffield

Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/aerospace
Tel: 0114 222 7882
Address: Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD
Email: g.balikhin@sheffield.ac.uk

Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield draws on the world leading research and outstanding teaching from across the Faculty of Engineering. We are uniquely placed to offer an outstanding opportunity to study aerospace engineering in a research led environment. As a result students benefit from the cutting edge facilities, strong links with industry and are taught by lecturers who are leaders in their fields ensuring that you will learn about not only the technologies of today but those of the future. At Sheffield we are involved in research with a number of organisations including hosting 3 Rolls-Royce research centres and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing.

We offer a large range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in aerospace engineering and related disciplines. Our undergraduate degrees are unique in teaching a core systems engineering approach with the opportunity to specialise in one or more aspects of aerospace engineering. Our faculty-wide approach allows us to offer a large number of modules and specialisations from the more traditional aerospace subjects such as aerostructures, aerodynamics and propulsion through to cutting edge subjects such as advanced composite materials, flight control systems, UAV design, more electric aircraft and safety critical software. Aerospace engineering at Sheffield provides a diverse education that prepares you for a variety of careers in engineering and beyond.

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University of Surrey

The Surrey Space Centre is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Space Engineering. Our strategy is to underpin the technical development of the space industry through its advanced research programmes.

University of Surrey

Website: http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/SSC/
Tel: 01483 689 809
Address: Guilford Surrey GU2 7XH
Email: c.underwood@surrey.ac.uk

Surrey Space Centre underpins the technical development of the small satellite industry. We combine expertise in small satellites, propulsion, engineering, robotics, remote sensing, SAR, space transportation and navigation. The Centre for Communications Systems Research is the UK's largest academic research centre in mobile and satellite communication Systems. The Advanced Technology Institute advances next-generation electronic and photonic devices and the Materials Institute works on ground breaking new materials for space. .

As the only University anywhere in the world that has a sustained programme of building complete satellites, performing mission planning and working with international launch we are uniquely placed to provide a range of programmes across all levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (MSc) and Postgraduate Research (PhD).

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Location: UK - South East
Subject: Aerospace
Courses: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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University of the West of England, Bristol

Providing undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development in Aerospace, UWE offers up-to-date, accredited courses that meet industry needs and are supported by local employers.

University of the West of England, Bristol

Website: http://www.uwe.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 32 84242
Address: Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1QY
Email: fet.admissions@uwe.ac.uk

UWE is situated at the heart of one of the main aerospace hubs in Europe – the South West of England. All around us are companies and organisations focused on this industry. In fact 10 out the 11 largest aerospace companies in the UK have major operations situated here. Courses are delivered at UWE, in partnership with local colleges and, in the case of professional development, in partnership with local employers. We offer undergraduate degrees in aerospace engineering and form a partnership between industry and higher education to offer the successful CPDA programme. The programme is supported by companies such as Airbus, Agusta Westland, Rolls-Royce and the MOD offernig flexible learning for those working in industry. Our courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies.

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Location: UK - South West
Subject: Aerospace, Mechanical
Courses: Accredited, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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