Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Areas of research include: aerodynamics and propulsion: aeronautical and automotive propulsion systems including aspects of flows in intakes, nozzles, gas turbine combustion systems, compressor stages, diffusers and compressor interconnecting ducts; reciprocating engine combustion work and electric vehicle and fuel cells; aircraft operational engineering: influence of adverse weather on aircraft operations, assessment of new technologies for aircraft/airport/airspace interface, new civil aircraft concepts, methodologies for aircraft project design, environmental input modelling light aircraft analysis and design methods; dynamics and control: learning automata, source characterisation and statistical control systems, application of multivariable control methods; structural mechanics: finite element methods of structural analysis applied to thin shell structures; vehicle crashworthiness and impact analysis.

Entry requirements

Good degree or equivalent experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 228292