Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England


This programme is aimed at engineers looking to increase their professional skills and capabilities in the industry through a strategic understanding of major technical, business and environmental factors. It is designed to help develop and broaden technical and business skills in the industry. It is also aimed at enhancing the industry's competitiveness and creating, developing and implementing flexible and innovative research and development opportunities.

Entry requirements

1st degree (2.2 or above) in an engineering subject, or substantial relevant experience.

Course modules

Modules fall into 4 fields. Aerospace modules include: aerodynamics and performance; aerospace materials engineering; civil aircraft maintenance; aircraft operations; aircraft propulsion; aircraft structural design and stress analysis; airworthiness; avionics systems; flight test principles and practice; introduction to aeronautics; introduction to helicopter design; aircraft systems technology; UAV systems. Manufacturing modules include: aircraft manufacture and assembly; manufacturing systems engineering; decision making for manufacturing. Design modules include: advanced design of rotorcraft; foundation in systems engineering; human factors in aerospace; design for operations; non-linear flight mechanics; aerospace life cycle and cost modelling; reliability and maintainability; supportability and logistics engineering; the aerospace design process, concept to compliance; requirements engineering; design optimisation. Management modules include: aerospace marketing; aerospace risk management; aerospace strategic management; corporate culture and the management of change; financial management and control; human factors in organisations; lean thinking; management of international aerospace projects; product liability and contract law; project management; supply chain strategy and management; total quality management.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Not applicable


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time day and block-release September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 18 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time block-release September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time block-release September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

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Admissions Office
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