Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Structural Design (AVD Option)

Structural Design is a option for the MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design This option aims to provide an understanding of aircraft structures, airworthiness requirements, design standards, stress analysis, fatigue and fracture (damage tolerance) and fundamentals of aerodynamics and loading. The suitable selection of materials, both metallic and composite is also covered. Manufacturers of modern aircraft are demanding more lightweight and more durable structures. Structural integrity is a major consideration of today's aircraft fleet. For an aircraft to economically achieve its design specification and satisfy airworthiness regulations, a number of structural challenges must be overcome. This course trains engineers to meet these challenges, and prepares them for careers in civil and military aviation.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class UK honours degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline.

Sponsorship information

Applicants who apply early may be eligible for our laptop/bursary Offer. Students that accept an offer of a place on to the Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc course may be given the choice of either a £600 (six hundred GBP) reduction from their tuition fees or a high specification laptop. The laptop will be provided to students after registration onto the course at Cranfield. The laptop will be for the student's own personal use, both during their studies and after they have completed the MSc course. Well-qualified UK applicants may be eligible to apply for the EADS Technology Masters Training Award.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cranfield Campus Milton Keynes MK43 0AL South East

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