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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

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Aerospace Engineering

MSc (H4S1)

Overview

Aerospace engineering has come a long way since the Wright brothers first succeeded in powered flight in 1903. The subject has evolved and diversified, ranging in topics from aerodynamics to flight control, from space engineering to simulation and design, requiring engineers to have the ability to operate and develop advanced devices that are based on complex theoretical and computational models. While specialisation should help in acquiring the needed skills, a broad deep understanding in advanced topics is still required from the modern aerospace engineer. The aim of this programme is to allow students with a strong engineering background to gain advanced, yet broad knowledge in aerospace engineering, while encouraging specialisation through a research project and flexibility in the course programme.

The course structure is designed to appeal to students with a science and engineering background and is modular in format. The content of the course includes: mechanics of continua where fluid dynamics and structural mechanics are studied in great depth, research methods and experimental techniques where novel experimental fields in aerodynamics and control are demonstrated. Further six specialised modules will enable students to gain proficiency in highly advanced fields, such as space engineering, flight control and simulation, aeroelasticity, computational fluid dynamics, advanced aerodynamics, combustion, computational mechanics and vehicular crashworthiness.

SEMS division:Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics