12 months
22150 GBP/year
10825 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Aerospace Computational Engineering programme offered by Cranfield University covers a wide range of applications focused on aerospace computational aspects. Within the next five years there will be a demand for engineers and leaders who will be using 100% digital techniques for aerospace applications, design and testing.

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This Aerospace Computational Engineering programme offered by Cranfield University  aims to enhance your skills through a detailed introduction to the state-of-the-art computational methods and their applications for digital age aerospace engineering applications. It provides a unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary education and knowledge transfer in the computational engineering of fluid and solid mechanics for aerospace industrial applications. Focusing on fully integrated digital design for aerospace applications, you will be able to understand and implement numerical methods on various computing platforms for aerospace applications. You will be able to meet the demand of an evolving workplace that requires highly qualified engineers possessing core software engineering skills together with competency in mathematical analysis techniques.

Your career

The MSc in Aerospace Computational Engineering is designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career working in the UK and overseas in computational aerospace design and engineering. 

Our courses attract enquiries from companies in the rapidly expanding aerospace computational and digital engineering industrial sector across the world who wish to recruit high quality graduates who have strong technical programming skills, and can assess and evaluate the results of digital/numerical simulations. They are in demand by CAD vendors, commercial engineering software developers, aerospace and computational science-related industrial sectors and research organisations, and have been particularly successful in finding employment.

Some of our graduates go onto PhD degrees. Project topics are most often supplied by industrial companies offering unsolved engineering problems and purely academic-related research projects in the field of computational engineering are also available. Our graduates are highly employable after graduation in the wide range of industrial sector including R&D departments as well as academia. Our approach to a research degree is being actively sought by a growing number of industries and academic research institutions keen to expand their impact and innovation.


Following the first graduation, this course will seek to obtain accreditation from:

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • C++ Programming
  • Computational Methods
  • Numerical Modelling for Compressible Flows
  • Numerical Modelling for Incompressible Flows
  • Analysis and Visualisation of Big Data System and High Performance Computing
  • Modelling Approaches for Aerospace Application
  • Computational Engineering Structures
  • Validation and Verification for Aerospace Applications 


With its blend of skills-based and subject-specific material this course aims to provide students with generic practical skills and cutting-edge knowledge adaptable to the wide variety of applications in the field of aerospace computational engineering.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in mathematics, physics, computer science or an engineering discipline, or those with relevant industrial experience such as qualified engineers working with computational methods wishing to extend their knowledge. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22150 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    10825 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10825 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


  • MSc Part-time £10,825 
  • PgDip Full-time £8,250
  • PgDip Part-time £8,250  
  • PgCert Full-time £4,750
  • PgCert Part-time £4,750 


  • MSc Part-time £22,150 
  • PgDip Full-time £17,950
  • PgDip Part-time £17,950 
  • PgCert Full-time £8,950
  • PgCert Part-time £8,950

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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