Aeronautical Engineering, M.Sc. | De Montfort University | Leicester, United Kingdom
12 months
17100 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
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This broad-based Aeronautical Engineering MSc course from De Montfort University aims to train the next generation of aerospace professionals by providing technical skills in key areas of aeronautical engineering, supplemented by topics in material sciences, digital manufacturing and management concepts.


The UK aerospace and aeronautical industry is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. The sector has seen consistent growth in recent years and supports a growing number of highly skilled, high-value roles in aircraft aerodynamics, wind turbine design and maintenance, aviation management, the defence sector, and aircraft maintenance, repair and operation services. 

Key features

  • Study specialist technical modules related to aeronautical engineering, as well as management modules, such as Engineering Business Environment, to prepare for work in a rapidly changing, globalised world.  
  • Access our instrumented low-speed wind tunnel and AIRFOX DISO flight simulator facilities to acquire experimental and theoretical skills relevant to aeronautics and wind tunnel testing. 
  • Learn and use software packages used in aeronautical engineering applications and research, such as MATLAB, ANSYS and OpenFOAM, which will give you the ability to work confidently in an industrial environment. 
  • Benefit from the research and industrial experience of our teaching staff who have worked in international research institutions, including the National Aeronautical Laboratories India, Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute Russia and AMST-Systemtechnik GmbH Austria.  
  • Become a member of our DMU Flight Club to design, build and fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS), with the opportunity to participate in an international UAS competition. 
  • Enhance your employability by choosing to apply for a year-long work placement* to gain valuable practical and professional experience. Past students on related engineering courses have undertaken placements with national and international companies including Airbus UK.  

Graduate Careers

Graduates from the Aeronautical Engineering MSc course from De Montfort University are expected find employment in sectors such as Aeronautical, Aerospace, Automotive, aviation management, defense and industries supporting aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Flight Dynamics
  • Advanced Computational Aerodynamics
  • Composite Materials
  • Engineering Business Environment
  • Instrumentation and Sensor Networks
  • Systems Operation and Management
  • Topics in Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
  • Digital Manufacture
  • Unmanned Aero Vehicle Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject, such as Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline such as Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering.
  • If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.
  • International students must also have a valid ATAS certificate to study at DMU to enrol on the course. 
  • Download and complete the international application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • part-time fees for UK students: £750 per 15 credit module

  • part-time fees for international students: £1,425 per 15 credit module

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 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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